Working Student (m/f/d) Propeller Aerodynamics
(student position, starting as soon as possible, fixed-term 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 working student to support our Propeller Aerodynamics Team. The Propeller Aerodynamics Team is responsible for the propeller blade design, aerodynamic loads analysis and performing multi-fidelity optimizations of the aerodynamic efficiency and acoustics. The team works with a range of numerical tools and experimental models to perform the necessary analysis and obtain the relevant insights. These include high-fidelity CFD simulation models and low/mid fidelity numerical models that have been developed in-house. Your role will be to continue the development of a vortex particle method code used for propeller applications and to benchmark the model to existing open-source alternatives and available CFD datasets. As a working student in the Propeller Aerodynamics Team, you will work on specific R&D topics and thus contribute to the development and ultimate success of our product.


  • Familiarize yourself with vortex particle methods (FLOW Unsteady, DUST)
  • Setup validation cases for isolated propeller simulations in unsteady loading conditions and multi-propeller configurations
  • Multi-fidelity data generation of aerodynamic data
  • Perform post-processing and analysis of the numerical data
  • Familiarize yourself with available in-house simulations models
  • Continue the development of a vortex particle method to improve the numerical accuracy and solver time performance
  • Documentation of implementation and performed research studies


  • Enrolled student (m/f/d) in a technical course, such as mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering with focus on aerodynamics
  • Good understanding and interest in aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of a CFD software is beneficial (Ansys Fluent preferred)
  • Solid understanding of propellers and/or helicopter rotor aerodynamics
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in a programming language (Python, Matlab and C++ are preferred)


  • 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
  • Weekly fresh fruit and free water, tea and coffee
  • Supported canteen service
  • Modern newly renovated office
  • Very good access to public transport and free parking spaces
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