Project Manager Public Research Projects and Grants (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:


  • Overall management and responsibility of funded project portfolio at Volocopter, including deciding on public funding strategy in conjunction with Senior Leadership Team
  • Overall responsibility to keep projects running together with respective project managers, mitigate risks and escalate decision to Senior Leadership Team
  • Create and maintain an overview of the current funding landscape, evaluating potential opportunities for Volocopter at global, EU, federal and local levels
  • Proactively suggest new opportunities by understanding the long-term commercial, product and technology strategy
  • Provide support to individual project managers during application process, operational project phase and closing stages
  • Quality gate on all cost collections per project together with finance and supporting project lead in timely filing interim and project end reporting
  • Reviewing, evaluating and processing projects on a cost basis
  • Processing grants/contracts in accordance with legal/contractual requirements
  • Ensuring complete/correct internal Group reporting
  • Negotiating agreements between different stakeholders independently

Check in your professional skills:

  • Completed training or studies in administration/business administration/economics or related field
  • Experience in administering funding projects & working within a Project Management Office (PMO) environment within a technology-heavy industry
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying attention to detail & prioritization
  • Independent yet cooperative & customer-oriented working style
  • Experience presenting before senior leaders & negotiating agreements between different stakeholders
  • Proficient with common office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite), reporting tools (e.g. Power BI) & ERP systems
  • Fluency in German (especially administrative German text) is essential; good command of English also required
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.  

Project Manager Public Research Projects and Grants (m/f/d)

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