Lead Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)
(full-time, starting as soon as possible, permanent contract)

Realize your dream of doing exceptional things and be part of something bigger right from the beginning! We at ERC stand for the development of an electrical vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) that lasts beyond us! We work hard to achieve this goal – with passion, a pioneering spirit, and strong partners. As we are trustworthy, open and focused, we do not make empty promises. But we still need your commitment to be among the best on the long run!


We are looking for a passionate Lead Flight Test Engineer to join our young and growing team. As Lead Flight Test Engineer, you are responsible for the flight testing of our vehicles, meaning that you take care of everything required for these test activities. The general work is ranging from coordination over preparation to execution of test campaigns including the provision of all necessary infrastructure. Shape the future of aerial mobility with us by ensuring the success of our verification campaigns. You will have lots of interfaces, both externally and internally, with different competence centers.


  • Ensure that flight test campaigns can be conducted safely (including test hazard analysis and risk mitigation procedures)
  • Lead coordination and preparation of flight test campaigns
  • Create comprehensive test documentation like Flight Test Cards and Flight Test Reports
  • Data reduction and qualified real-time and post flight analysis
  • Establish tools, processes, and methods for efficient performance of flight test campaigns
  • Coordinate with other departments and external suppliers
  • Continuously challenge and improve the technical concepts, tools, and methods
  • Assist the pilot in the management of the test flight and manipulating the flight test equipment


you should …
  • Have attended a training course for flight test engineer CAT 1 (or 2) in agreement with Part 21 requirements at a recognized Flight Test Training Organization or documented education and experience to comply with Part 21 LFTE requirements
  • Have at least 5 years of experience in professional flight test operations
  • Be passionate to being on the flight test field
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Be passionate to record your experiences
  • Be able to train involved personnel
  • Have strong motivation to establish processes and organizational structures
  • Have a high level of target-oriented self-management with the ability to work in a team as well as autonomously
  • Have excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills
  • Have fluent English language skills
  • Moreover, we appreciate if you …

  • Hold an academic degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or a related field
  • Have a pilot’s license or professional remote pilot experience
  • Have a track record in aerospace industry
  • Took part in flight testing of a manned aircraft


  • A young, highly motivated and passionate team
  • Flat hierarchies and learning-from-mistakes approach
  • Strong company culture in an international environment
  • The possibility to shape the future with us
  • Regular team events
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working model
  • Excellent career opportunities and regular feedback
  • Attractive training programs, individual training budget and language courses
  • Weekly fresh fruit and free water, tea and coffee
  • 30 days of vacation
  • Supported canteen service
  • Supported sport offer (e.g. gym, yoga, massage and others)
  • Modern newly renovated office
  • Very good access to public transport and free parking spaces
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