Technical Project Manager - Chief Engineering

October 01, 2023
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Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis and other eVTOLs off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable, on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever piloted flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 1,500 public and private test flights across the world (www.

Your mission during this flight:

Within the Volcopter team, we are seeking an experienced Technical Project Manager to join our aircraft development. As a Project Manager in Chief Engineering, you will play a key role in the successful execution of our next- generation aircraft development - on time, cost and quality.

  • You lead the next-generation aircraft development side by side with the Chief Engineer
  • You create, maintain and execute a project development timeline in accordance with e.g. ARP 4754A
  • You establish and maintain transparency regarding project timelines and critical paths. Set up interfaces between teams to ensure cross-team synchronization
  • You identify and address any delays with relevant interface partners, program management, and planners from other departments.
  • You track risks, tasks, and open issues. Proactively develop mitigation actions and remove blockers to ensure successful completion of maturity gates.
  • You escalate issues according to the internal escalation path when necessary
  • Define budget and time responsibility for the overall development project and provide regular project status updates to senior management, summarizing project progress, risks, and key performance indicators
  • You conduct capacity planning, ensuring appropriate resource allocation
  • You support in managing and coordinating with suppliers according to the team's needs, ensuring timely delivery of components and services
  • You manage a cross-functional team inside and outside of the CTO organisation if requested in complex project. Furthermore you guide and mentor other Project Managers and Team Leads, providing insights and best practices for successful project management
  • You foster a culture of continuous improvement by challenging existing methodologies and proposing innovative solutions to optimize project timelines and performance
  • Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor/Master/PHD Engineering degree
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the aviation industry and 5 years of experience in project management
  • Strong experience in aircraft development programs including development processes (e.g. ARP 4754) from pre-development over development, production towards entry into service
  • Advanced training in the areas of project management (e.g. IPMA / GPM C-Level; APM Practitioner Level; SCRUM Master, etc.) and experience in using project management tools (JIRA; MS Project, etc.)
  • Familiarity with EASA certification (and SC-VTOL in particular)
  • Excellent experience in the fields of requirements engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, avionics and electrical powertrains
  • Proven experience in successfully managing diverse teams and stakeholders, ensuring effective collaboration and communication throughout the project lifecycle
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
  • Preferred skills:

  • Flight test experience is an asset

  • Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Diversity at Volocopter:

    Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunities, trust, and ensure all employees feel heard. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts with each of us. 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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