Aerospace Structural Engineer


Bruchsal, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 01/13/2021
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  • Company Address: Zeiloch 20, Bruchsal, 76646

About Volocopter

The Volocopter is the world’s first purely electric flying multicopter, which is able to transport people. It flies eco-friendly, emission-free, quiet and safe. As autonomous version, the Volocopter is the answer to the tough mobility challenges our megacities are facing today, and it makes the dream of flying come true for all of us.

Job Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (


Job Description

Your Role

You are an experienced structural design engineer with an aerospace background and have demonstrated experience in the design, structural analysis, and simulation of composite materials. Additionally, you have applied FEM simulation and gained applied experience in testing and documenting components and full-scale structural tests. Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team you develop and refine the state-of-the-art composite structure of the Volocopter that is key to its best-in-class performance.

Your Tasks

  • Accountable for composite design, airframe structural configuration layouts, and detail design including structural layouts, preliminary sizing, joint layouts, and part design, utilizing metallic and composite materials.
  • Accountable for changes to CAD models, drawings, and other documents for the product, participating in trade studies, creating and maintaining interfaces, and coordinating with other engineering departments.
  • Verify structural integrity by performing analysis using analytical methods, finite element models/simulations, and other analysis tools throughout the product life-cycle to develop the structural environment, characteristics, and performance.
  • Define and document structural load cases, certification test plans, and test results to substantiate for regulatory agencies that requirements are satisfied.



  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience as a structural design engineer designing and performing structural analysis and FEA of composite and metal structure
  • Experience in the design and implementation of composite structures as solutions to a complex engineering requirement
  • Experience in structural testing, testing standards, test planning, and test correlation
  • Track record of successfully performing light-weight, composite design projects
  • Strong history of the design and implementation of composite structures as solutions to complex engineering requirements
  • Familiarity with a variety of high-performance composite manufacturing processes, process limitations, and post-processing of advanced composite components
  • Experience in an aerospace environment is preferred
  • A structured way of working, with a high sense of accountability


Additional Information

  • Volocopter offers a fast-growing high-tech working environment with a supreme network of investors and partners.  
  • Working at Volocopter, you will have personal accountability, be able to grow, and have unique learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths. 
  • Volocopter offers flexible working time, short lines of communication, flat structures, and a great team spirit. Moreover, we offer an attractive salary package. 
  • Our offices offer an inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, comfortable networking areas, and free meals and drinks. 
  • To build our excellent team we welcome all qualified people regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. Our international team will be happy to give you a warm welcme and help you with your relocation where applicable. 


Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we stand for inclusion for all. We believe that diversity drives innovation and in building a culture where difference is valued. Come and join us on our journey!

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