Project Manager Propulsion

June 25, 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.

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 department.
  • 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 controlling teams.
  • 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 objectives.
  • 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 teams.
  • 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 requested.
  • 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 practices.
  • Proven experience in successfully managing diverse teams and stakeholders, ensuring effective collaboration and communication throughout the project lifecycle.
  • 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 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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