Nominated Person Ground Operations / Ground Operations Manager (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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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.volocopter.com). 

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Ground Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of the safe, cost-effective, and punctual running of our allocated station's or bases' operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining local relationships at nominated base(s) and satellite airports from airport and handling to state departments.

As the most senior representative of VCAS at the nominated locations, you will represent VCAS at a senior level on both operational and commercial matters. You will lead and manage the airline's ground handling suppliers and airport companies to deliver targeted performance outcomes in all areas of safety, compliance, cost control, operational performance while ensuring that ground handling companies comply with VCAS safety standards at all times.


  • Ensure scalable growth for the nominated base(s) in all areas including startup of new operational locations.
  • Manage cost in line with budget while delivering ever lower cost operational solutions.
  • Identify new opportunities for operational improvement/cost savings.
  • Participate in internal/external quality/compliance related cross-functional projects.
  • Undertake station visits/audits/trainings as well as follow up on outstanding items within confines of Ground Operations processes.

Check in your professional skills:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in aviation industry.
  • Proven experience working towards company KPIs within aviation industry (primarily operational but also commercial).

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lead/manage teams effectively.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Flexible approach/diplomatic nature.
Additional Information

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.  

Nominated Person Ground Operations / Ground Operations Manager (m/f/d)

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