Technical Project Manager - Next Generation Aircraft (m/f/d)

Munich, 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 an experienced Technical Project Manager to join our next-generation eVTOL development. As a Project Manager, you will play a key role in the successful execution of our next-generation aircraft development - on time, cost and quality. Your mission during this flight:

  • Lead the next-generation aircraft development side by side with the Chief Engineer
  • Create, maintain and execute a project development timeline in accordance with ARP 4754
  • Create and maintain transparency regarding project timelines and critical paths; Set up interfaces between teams to ensure cross-team synchronization
  • Identify and address any delays with relevant interface partners, program management, and planners from other departments
  • Track risks, tasks, and open issues; Proactively develop mitigation actions and remove blockers to ensure successful completion of maturity gates. Escalate issues according to the internal escalation path when necessary
  • Define budget and time responsibility for the overall development project
  • Provide regular project status updates to senior management, summarizing project progress, risks, and key performance indicators
  • Conduct capacity planning, ensuring appropriate resource allocation
  • Support in managing and coordinating with suppliers according to the team's needs, ensuring timely delivery of components and services
  • Manage a cross-functional team inside and outside of the CTO organisation if requested in complex project
  • Guide and mentor other Project Managers and Team Leads, providing insights and best practices for successful project management
  • 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
  • Flight test experience is an asset
  • 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 traditional or agile 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
  • Strong knowledge in problem solving and feels comfortable in uncertain and complex environment
  • Proven experience in successfully managing diverse teams and stakeholders, ensuring effective collaboration and communication throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conflict solution oriented 
  • Excellent English skills in written and speaking
  • Very strong presentation skills 
  • Strong communication & negotiation skills
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.  

Technical Project Manager - Next Generation Aircraft (m/f/d)

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