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. volocopter.com).
We are seeking a highly skilled and innovative Power Distribution System
Engineer to join our team. As a Power Distribution System Engineer, you will
be responsible for ensuring that the aircraft's high voltage and low voltage
power distribution systems and its components meets functional, performance,
certification, and safety requirements. You will play a critical role in
authoring and reviewing design data, testing, inspection, and analysis
documentation that enables the certification and operation of the Power
Distribution System while integrated to its applicable aircraft electrical,
mechanical, thermal, and logical interfaces. Your strong communication skills
and technical expertise will be essential in driving the Power Distribution
System design towards optimal performance and compliance.
Your mission during this flight:
Work in close collaboration with other Power Distribution System Engineers
to execute tasks pertaining the development of high voltage and low
voltage power distribution components such as high voltage power centers,
circuit breaker panels, low voltage emergency batteries and overhead HV
and LV electrical control panels. The work packages will be distributed
between team members of the Power Distribution System Engineers based on
team members expertise and project demands; therefore, any team member may
work on any development elements of these components and their intra and
inter-system interfaces (e.g. high voltage batteries, high voltage
battery management system, high voltage electric motors, Avionics display
Authors and reviews internal and supplier's design data (such as
requirements specifications and design description documents), testing,
inspection and analysis documentation that demonstrates compliance to the
applicable system, subsystem and components requirements pertaining the
Aircraft's Power Distribution System.
Authors and reviews internal and supplier's Electrical and Communication
Interface Control Documents applicable to the Power Distribution System
Authors and/or reviews the release of Power Distribution System parts and
parts assembly contained in the Aircraft Engineering Bill of Materials.
Documents, through the applicable company processes, system-level and
components compliances and non-compliances to any requirements including
relevant aerospace or equivalent complex system development industry
(e.g. land and naval vehicles) standards and regulations, such as SC-
VTOL, ARP-4754, DO-254, DO-178 and DO-160.
Closely collaborate with the certification engineers to ensure that the
Power Distribution System design and development activities meet all
necessary certification requirements.
Reviews suppliers and partners technical documentation for compliance
demonstration and dispositions non-compliances, either accepting or
challenging the suppliers based on founded technical background.
Supports safety engineers with system understanding for safety assessments
including support to review failure modes presented in FMEAs, CMAs and
Collaborate with the test and verification team to define test plans and
ensure successful validation and verification of the electrical design.
Check in your professional skills:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
Experience in aerospace's or equivalent complex systems development
industry (e.g. land and naval vehicles) electrical system components
design and system integration within a complex system integration product.
In-depth knowledge of aerospace or equivalent complex systems development
industry (e.g. land and naval vehicles) standards and regulations, such
as SC-VTOL, ARP-4754, DO-254, DO-178 and DO-160, and their implications to
the development of the system components and its integration.
Proficiency in requirements management tools such as Integrity, Doors,
Polarion and the theoretical Systems Engineering elements that follows,
such as requirements capture, rationales, validation and verification
methods, registering and processing of non-compliances, etc.
Proficiency in maintaining and updating functional breakdown assessments,
either introduced or corrected by the system design while giving support
to safety engineers on their SFHA.
Ability to author and review engineering documents, such as design
description documents, test plans/procedures/results, analysis and
inspection reports for compliance demonstration.
Fluent in English.
In-depth understanding of electrical components for aviation such as HV
and LV fuses, HV and LV SSPCs, HV and LV Contactors, HV to LV DC-DC
converters, Diodes, Circuit Breakers, Connectors, Studs, etc.
Solid functional understanding of electrical magnitudes (voltage,
current, power, energy) monitoring systems and methodologies for
controlling electrical connection devices.
Solid understanding of standards related to high voltage and safety
regulations associated to HV components in aerospace, naval or land
Proficiency in using engineering tools and software for simulation,
analysis, and design such as MATLAB, Python.
Experience with advanced electrical technologies and emerging trends in
the aerospace industry for high voltage and low voltage power
Basic knowledge of communication buses and their logical integration
within and outside the electrical power distribution systems.
Understanding of system safety assessment engineering principles according
to ARP-4761 or equivalent standard.
Experience with model-based systems engineering.
Our Volocopter flight includes:
Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and
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
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