(Senior) Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery / ESU (m/f/d)

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Company Description

We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. 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 VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team you develop and define the state-of-the-art mechanical design of the electrical Energy Storage Unit (ESU) for the Volocopter, that is key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

As the Structural Design Engineer, your mission is to ensure that the mechanical design of the Battery (Electrical Storage Unit) sub-components complies with the requirements and pass the certification process. You will provide technical expertise to ensure the company goals for successful design of the Energy Storage Unit are achieved.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Define and manage the relevant requirements of the ESU sub-components
  • Develop their mechanical design through the whole lifecycle from early architecture and concept through serial production
  • Work closely with the internal and external supplier teams to develop the mechanical design and build of hardware
  • Develop a verification strategy for meeting the requirements, including certification plans and exchanges with the certification Authority (e.g. EASA)
  • Generate and manage the related design documentation and data within Teamcenter Engineering
  • Perform the analysis (models/simulation) to support design decisions
  • Provide the relevant documentation trough the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • Ensure build in quality to our design, generate design assessments if needed and participate root cause assessments


  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer designing, performing structural analysis and FEA of composite and metallic structures
  • Proficiency in designing parts with different manufacturing methods, with a focus on serial production processes, broad technology knowledge
  • Experience working with HV battery systems and profound understanding of their electro-thermo-mechanical behavior
  • Experience in electronics integration (PCB outlines, connectors, shielding, ingress protection, thermal design)
  • Proficiency in working with CAD Software including drawing creation, ideally Siemens NX
  • strong expertise in Design for X (manufacturing, assembly, cost)
  • Experience with PLM Software, ideally Siemens Teamcenter
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability

Preferred skills:

  • Hand-on, creative and solution-oriented way of working in cross functional teams
  • Experience in working with aerospace standards as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G/DO-311A
  • Experience with FEM simulation tools
  • Experience with prototyping and testing

Additional Information

Work mode: Onsite

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.