• 07/9/22
  • Ref: J141453

Project Lead/Owner for Battery

Emerging & Disruptive Technologies

  • Location Icon Germany, Bruchsal
  • Salary Icon Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Project Lead/ Owner for Energy Storage Unit (Battery)
KDC are now recruiting for one of the largest clients in the urban air mobility sector. This is an exciting opportunity for a Project Lead/Owner with Battery experience to join an established eVTOL company in Germany. The ideal candidate would also have experience with Milestones, V-Cycle and Agile/ Scrum environments.
Our Client
Our client is an industry leader in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOL). They plan to offer an air taxi service that can save people time by flying them directly to their destination. Our client is looking for a candidate that is passionate about eVTOL technology that will fit in with the brilliant working culture they are developing.
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, organise 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
What you’ll need
  • 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
Additional Information
  • 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
This role includes a full relocation package as well as benefits.
If you want to be part of the exciting journey our client is taking in pioneering the air taxi industry and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.


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