Project Lead / Product Owner for Energy Storage Unit (Battery) (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).

The Battery Development team is a highly qualified team who develops and tests the Energy Storage Unit, as a key component of the aircraft. Together with Battery Management and Power Distribution we drive the electric Motors and build the electric propulsion system to bring our aircraft into the air.

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As Product Owner within the AGILE environment, you will have the development and the responsibility of the Energy Storage Unit as a Component of the Aircraft

  • Your focus will be to do the planning of timeline, tasks, budget, and workload and to drive the development but also perform development tasks and supplier management
  • For this you will lead a technical team, set milestones, track the project finances, organize the workflow, and oversee the execution and regularly review the team results through sprint reviews
  • You will actively participate in the authority (EASA) discussions and prepare and present appropriate materials
  • For this you will lead a technical team, set milestones, track the project finances, organize the workflow, and oversee the execution
  • Build a supportive and motivating team culture with open and transparent communication do technical interviews of potential candidates for the ESU team
  • Provide the reporting of status, milestones and planning to the project management and align with the other product owners and departments
  • To have the technical ownership you will need to have a clear technical overview of your product, functionality, and challenges to bring the ESU product to the certification stage with all artifacts.
  • To achieve the goals you will actively work on solving problems with the team and make decisions
  • Within the scope you also will manage the sub-component and parts suppliers, align and track their timeline, milestones and deliveries

Check in your professional skills:

  • You have several years of experience as Project Lead / Manager in a technical environment (From Planning to Development and Manufacturing)
  • You have worked in V-Cycle and AGILE / SCRUM environments and have an awareness of the methodologies and used tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • You do have a technical knowledge in Battery Development for High Current applications or similar products
  • You have proven to lead smaller or bigger teams successfully and you are able to motivate them to their fullest potential
  • Experience in EASA approved Design organizations [Part-21J] and understanding of certification process for aviation is highly preferrable
  • You own good communication skills and have experience in presenting and reporting to internal and external partners
  • You understand the methodology of leadership and team-management and you are able to make fair and thinking-forward decisions
  • You are open-minded, transparent, inclusive and a servant leader
  • You are fluent in English ; German is a plus
  • This Position requires minimum 80% onsite presence in our office in Bruchsal, Germany
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.

Project Lead / Product Owner for Energy Storage Unit (Battery) (m/f/d)

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