Battery Certification Engineer - ESU

June 25, 2023
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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. 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 crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.

Our custom-built Electric Propulsion System consisting of state-of-the-art battery, power distribution and controlled electric motors are key to making Volocopter's products extremely safe to fly. With your specific experience in the development of electrical system for aviation or in integrating electric propulsion components into mobility products, you contribute directly to the certification of this uniquely safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our Energy Storage Unit (ESU) component development team, you ensure that the proper system development processes are followed by the battery and power distribution teams.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Lead the certification process for battery systems used in SC-VTOL and E-19 aircraft, ensuring compliance with EASA regulations and standards.
  • Develop and maintain the certification strategy and plans, ensuring alignment with project objectives and timelines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including battery design engineers, system integration engineers, and regulatory experts, to ensure adherence to certification requirements throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Conduct thorough technical reviews of battery system designs, analyzing safety, reliability, and performance aspects to identify potential risks and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Prepare and submit certification documentation, including certification plans, test protocols, test reports, and compliance statements.
  • Liaise with EASA and other relevant certification authorities to ensure a smooth and efficient certification process, addressing any queries or concerns raised during the evaluation process.
  • Stay updated with the latest regulatory developments, industry standards, and best practices related to battery systems certification, and apply that knowledge to improve our certification processes and practices (E.g. EUROCAE).
  • Provide technical review of the design to ensure the complete coverage of the requirements.
  • Support the validation and verification activities of component requirements according to ARP-4754A
  • Support system level / component level milestones (e.g., PDR / CDR / TRR)
  • Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong experience in battery systems certification for aviation or aerospace applications.
  • Good knowledge and several years of experience with systems engineering, requirement management, and system architecture in aviation (ARP4754) or other complex product development.
  • In-depth understanding of EASA's SC-VTOL and E-19 regulations and the certification process for batteries used in aviation applications.
  • Proficient in interpreting and applying complex technical standards and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Familiarity with relevant testing and validation methods for battery systems, including electrical, thermal, mechanical, and environmental testing.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address potential certification issues proactively.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities, with a proven track record of leading certification efforts and meeting deadlines.
  • Background in Battery development and have applied experience with DO-311A.
  • Knowledge of certification and development processes and have applied experience with DO-160G.
  • Team player, confident in technical discussions, ability to organize and “get things done”
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferred skills:

  • Experience with FMEA and FMECA
  • Knowledge of ARP4761
  • Knowledge of ARP4761
  • Knowledge in UN38.3, UL 1642, MMPDS / Agate database, DO-178C, DO-254
  • Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package
  • Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

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