Project Lead Aircraft Operations (m/f/d)

Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung: 04.12.2019

Standort: Zeiloch 20, 76646 Bruchsal, Germany

Berufsfeld: Projektmanagement

Berufserfahrung: Professional




Company Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. 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 manned flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with its full-scale Volocopter (

Job Description

In this position your duties will be to act as part of the Office of Airworthiness and to develop all aspects related to operation of the Volocopter aircraft. This will include the analysis of all relevant Flight Standards requirements imposed by EASA and other major aviation authorities and to conduct gap analysis with respect to the operation of an eVTOL aircraft in commercial air transport. You will generate solutions to timely close the identified gaps and will initiate the coordination with all relevant authorities.

The result of your work will be the basis for Volocopter to set up the formal operating organization and to obtain all required approvals on time to ensure seamless usage of the Volocopter aircraft, as soon as Type Certified. Throughout the development phase of the project you will coordinate any required operational approval for flight testing or conduct of demo missions with local and international authorities, as required.

Your Tasks:

Analysis of Flight Standards requirements for relevance to Volocopter

Development of solutions to enable use of the Volocopter eVTOL aircraft in commercial air transport.

Coordination of solutions with EASA, National Aviation Authorities and other relevant Agencies

Development and maintenance of the Concept of Operations, through development, flight test demo flights and route proofing to commercial operation

Drafting of organization exposition drafts and related procedures in preparation of organizational approvals

Conduct of internal training activities with respect to operations

Representation of Volocopter interests and active participation in international industry standardization committees drafting standards for eVTOL aircraft operation


Masters degree (or equivalent) in aviation (or related discipline)

5 years of experience in coordinating aircraft operations, preferably Helicopter operation with a high frequency of flights, HEMS or other special operations

Thorough knowledge of the applicable flight standards requirements applicable to operations in Europe

Knowledge of the applicable flight standards requirements in major aviation markets outside of Europe

Knowledgeable in implementing SMS to aircraft operations

Knowledgeable in defining processes for aircraft operations, generating and implementation of organizational expositions required to obtain operational approvals

Fluent English in reading, writing and speaking

Excellent communication skills, proficient in guiding and coaching colleagues with respect to operations of aircraft

Additional Information

Our Offer:

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 responsibility, 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

Competitive salary package