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Technical Project Manager - Electrical Propulsion System (EPS) (m/f/d)



IT, Other Engineering, Operations
Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

  • You will manage the next-generation propulsion system development side by side with the Chief Engineer and the head of department
  • You will manage the overall EPS system development in term of system engineering, timeline, technology and budget
  • You will create and maintain transparency in the transversal team for timeline and critical path
  • You will ensure synchronization of specific plans (and delays) with relevant interface partners, program management and planners from other departments
  • You will track risks, tasks and open issues, develop mitigation actions and assist by removing blockers and escalate according to internal escalation path
  • You will support to improve planning methodology and governance
  • You will provide transparency for budget status
  • You will create reports on demand
  • You will create the work breakdown
  • You will be responsible for capacity planning
  • You will support in managing & coordinating with suppliers (including strategic) according to the teams needs
  • You will support to improve planning methodology and governance
  • You will solve complex problems
  • You will guide other Project Managers and Team Leads
  • You will be responsible for budget and time for a dedicated complex project if requested
  • You will manage a crossfunctional team inside and outside of the CTO organisation if requested in complex project


Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor/Master/PHD Engineering degree
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the aviation and or electrical industry with min 5 years of experience in project management
  • Very strong experience in managing people and/or different stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge in problem solving and feels comfortable in uncertain and complex environment
  • Experience in aerospace environment
  • Familiarity with EASA certification
  • Flight test experience is an asset
  • Excellent equipment and system testing experience
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Managing different people & stakeholders
  • 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 are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.