Battery Electrical Engineer

June 24, 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 Team (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:

  • Battery System Design: Lead the Electrical design and development of battery systems for SC-VTOL and E-19 applications, considering the unique requirements and challenges associated with electric aircraft
  • Compliance with EASA Standards: Ensure that battery systems meet the certification requirements outlined by EASA, including SC-VTOL and E-19 guidelines, for both functional and safety aspects.
  • Battery Architecture: Propose electrical architectures of battery systems, considering factors such as cell selection, battery management systems, thermal management, and fault detection and mitigation strategies.
  • Testing and Validation: Plan comprehensive testing programs together with the Validation and Verification Engineers to validate battery performance, safety, and reliability. Coordinate with internal and external teams to ensure compliance with EASA certification requirements.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks and hazards associated with battery systems and develop appropriate mitigation strategies to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Technical Documentation: Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed technical documentation, including specifications, test reports, compliance matrices, and certification-related documentation.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, to ensure seamless integration of battery systems into the overall aircraft architecture. Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Check in your professional skills:

  • Battery System Design: Proven experience in designing and developing battery systems for aerospace or automotive applications.
  • Battery Technologies: Strong understanding of various battery chemistries, battery systems failure modes and mitigation strategies, and their application in aerospace systems.
  • Battery Management Systems: Proficiency in battery management systems (BMS), including state-of-charge estimation, cell balancing, and fault detection algorithms.
  • Electrical System Integration: Expertise in integrating battery systems with electrical power distribution systems in aircraft.
  • Safety and Reliability: Extensive experience in conducting safety and reliability analyses for battery systems, including failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA).
  • Basic knowledge of HV and Li-ion batteries, DC power distribution, digital communication buses, and/or model-based systems engineering
  • Knowledge of ARP4761, ARP4754, DO-254, DO-311 and DO-160
  • Preferred skills:

  • SC-VTOL and E-19 Experience: Prior experience in developing and certifying battery systems for SC-VTOL or E-19 aircraft or similar electric aircraft applications.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with other relevant aviation regulations and standards, such as FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) requirements.
  • Thermal Management: Knowledge of thermal management techniques for battery systems, including cooling and heating strategies.
  • System Modeling and Simulation: Proficiency in using modeling and simulation tools for analyzing and optimizing battery system performance.
  • Project Management: Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage schedules, budgets, and resources effectively.
  • 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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