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Project Manager - Flight Science (m/f/d)



Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Thursday, July 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 crew during this flight:

• The entire Flight Science department, which consists of 2 teams
• The CTO and any relevant stakeholders within the CTO arm of our organization

Your mission during this flight:

• Support the Head of Flight Science, any Team Managers, and the CTO, with day-to-day organizational tasks.
• Create and maintain transparency in the transversal team for timeline and critical path.
• Ensure synchronization of specific plans (and delays) with relevant interface partners, program management and planners from other departments.
• Track risks, tasks and open issues, develop mitigation actions and assist by removing blockers and escalate according to internal escalation path.
• Support to improve planning methodology and governance.
• Provide transparency for budget status.
• Creating the work breakdown
• Capacity Planning
• Support in managing & coordinating with suppliers according to the project/company needs
• Support to improve planning methodology and governance

• Lead to remove blockers to ensure project progress (if required in alignment with the supplier)
• Plan and align project budgets and create and update forecasts regularly.
• Create reports on demand and ensure transparency of project progress and forecast
• Solve complex project management problems
• Schedule responsibility for a dedicated complex project
• Manage interfaces and dependencies between multiple projects within and outside of the CTO organization.


Check in your professional skills:

Education & Working Experience:
• Bachelor/Master/PHD Engineering degree
• A minimum 7 years of experience in a relevant industry
• Proven track-record in technical team management and guidance and/or different stakeholders
• Strong problem solving skills
• Comfortable in uncertain and complex environments
• Demonstrated experience in Project Management
• Experience in aerospace environment
• Advanced training in the areas of traditional or agile project management (e.g. IPMA / GPM Level; APM Practitioner Level; SCRUM Master, etc.)

• Technical Expertise
• Managing different people & stakeholders
• Conflict Management proficiency
• Excellent English skills in written and speaking
• Very strong presentation skills
• Strong communication & negotiation skills
• Knowledge in Jira and other related software (ERP).

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.