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 an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to join our
propulsion department. As a Project Manager, you will play a critical role in
ensuring the successful execution of complex projects within the propulsion
domain. Your technical expertise, leadership skills, and ability to think
critically and challenge timelines will contribute to the timely delivery of
high-quality propulsion systems.
Your mission during this flight:
Support the CTO/Head of Department and Team Manager in day-to-day
organizational tasks related to project management in the propulsion
Create and maintain transparency within the transversal team regarding
project timelines and critical paths.
Challenge and critically evaluate timelines and plans presented by
engineers to ensure they meet project deadlines. Encourage out-of-the-box
thinking and innovative approaches to problem-solving.
Ensure synchronization of specific plans, identifying and addressing any
delays with relevant interface partners, program management, and planners
from other departments.
Track risks, tasks, and open issues, developing mitigation actions, and
actively removing blockers. Escalate issues according to the internal
escalation path when necessary.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement by challenging existing
methodologies and proposing innovative solutions to optimize project
timelines and performance.
Provide transparency on budget status, working closely with finance and
Create reports on demand, summarizing project progress, risks, and key
performance indicators for stakeholders.
Develop the work breakdown structure and ensure its alignment with project
Conduct capacity planning, ensuring appropriate resource allocation to
achieve project goals.
Support in managing and coordinating with suppliers according to the
team's needs, ensuring timely delivery of components and services.
Solve complex problems that may arise during project execution, leveraging
technical expertise and effective collaboration with cross-functional
Guide and mentor other Project Managers and Team Leads, providing insights
and best practices for successful project management.
Assume budget and time responsibility for dedicated complex projects if
Manage cross-functional teams both inside and outside the CTO organization
when necessary to ensure the successful completion of complex projects.
Check in your professional skills:
Strong technical expertise in the field of propulsion systems, including a
solid understanding of the relevant technologies and industry best
Proven experience in successfully managing diverse teams and stakeholders,
ensuring effective collaboration and communication throughout the project
Conflict resolution-oriented mindset, with the ability to address and
resolve conflicts that may arise during project execution.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the
ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences.
Exceptional presentation skills, capable of delivering engaging and
impactful presentations to project stakeholders.
Strong negotiation skills, enabling successful coordination with suppliers
and internal teams.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to
prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines.
Proactive and solution-oriented approach, with a focus on continuous
improvement and problem-solving.
Experience in budget management and financial control, ensuring adherence
to project budgets.
Familiarity with project management methodologies and tools, including
work breakdown structures and risk management techniques.
Ability to think critically and challenge timelines and plans presented by
engineers, ensuring they meet project deadlines. Encourage out-of-the-box
thinking and innovative approaches.
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