Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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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.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

Working as a Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager in the Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team, you will monitor and coordinate UAM and eVTOL/UAS regulatory and standardization activities, engage with different levels of government stakeholders and cover policy domains relevant for the company’s success.

In close collaboration with different Volocopter teams such as our operations team and engineering teams, you will shape company regulatory strategies, influence Volocopter’s mission on all political and aviation regulators levels and explore UAM relevant technical fields in order to ensure Volocopter’s products development.

  • Develop relationships with and influence regulators and government bodies to support Volocopter’s reputation as an industry leader and ensure Volocopter’s product development and future worldwide distributed rollout
  • Coordinate and steer UAM/eVTOL rulemaking and ongoing standardization activities
  • Foster global harmonization of regulations to ensure future worldwide distributed rollout
  • Develop respective regulatory roadmaps and milestones required for the launch of Volocopter UAM services globally
  • Ensure internal coordination between Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team, APAC Team and other Volocopter teams

Check in your professional skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience in regulatory affairs or public policy in a relevant and ideally novel industry, preferably within the aerospace industry in the EU 
  • You are fluent German and English
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally effectively with tech, product, finance, marketing, and operations colleagues
  • You are able to manage complex projects and concurrent work-streams across multiple business functions, many with tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • You embody a safety-first approach

Preferred skills:

  • You have experience in aviation / UAM rulemaking or standardization activities
  • You are familiar with relevant UAM/UAS technologies & disciplines such as e.g., Connectivity, Autonomy, AI, Airspace integration, vertiports, aviation law
Additional Information

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.

Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager (m/f/d)

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