A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. The company takes pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

Your role and your Team:

We have created a new opportunity for a senior Project Management professional to join us as Head of Project Management focused on the delivery of propulsion systems. This key role will be part of the Program Management team responsible for successfully delivering our propulsino programs and will lead systems-related Program Management within the IPT.

As the reporting line manager for assigned Project Managers, you will be responsible for supporting and managing the performance and development of your team, encouraging ownership of delivery with the people delivering the work. Managing your team’s performance through regular feedback and coaching and acting as a role model for project management.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement program governance at IPT level, including efficient project delivery in line with defined objectives and priorities, schedule development and adherence, impediment removal, risk management, and resource demand/allocation.
  • Managing Project Objectives on behalf of the IPT Leadership, ensuring your teams have planned and scheduled all work within their scope. Drumbeat the delivery of tasks and firm deliverables in line with the objectives. Ensure the basics of schedule, cost, resource, risk, opportunity, and industrialization are done brilliantly and factored into technical decision-making by the teams.
  • Own the development, management, and delivery of the schedule. Focusing on interdependencies and deliverables to other teams and suppliers
  • Deploy the Program Governance model within the project team and lead the team through the processes. Share best practices across the PMO and encourage improvements. Provide coaching to the Project Managers and Scrum Masters.
  • Evaluate Project/Program impacts and communicate these with clear recommendations to the IPTL
  • Be the main point of contact for technical decisions, ensuring Program implications and risks are highlighted. Support rapid resolution of obstacles to delivery through daily escalation sessions.
  • Act as an 'Early Warning' for non-delivered handoffs, parts, risks, and opportunities, ensuring that cross-IPT topics are identified and managed on behalf of the VP Program Management

About you:

We are looking for an agile and collaborative senior project management professional with extensive experience gained within a complex aerospace or automotive environment. In-depth experience with propulsion / powertrain systems and involvement in one or more complex aircraft (or similar) development programs are important along with a degree in a relevant technical field.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of all project lifecycle phases including development, certification, and operational phases.
  • Excellent understanding of all Project Management fundamentals including scheduling, risk management, estimation, project communications, and budget and resource management.
  • Experience in managing a direct team of reports, including tasking, delegation of responsibilities, performance and development management, recruitment, and team set-up.
  • Ability to probe and challenge assumptions.
  • Practical experience in a range of Project Management methodologies including predictive Project Management (eg waterfall) and Agile Methodologies (eg SAFE, SCRUM). Preferably hold a PM qualification equivalent to IPMA Level C or higher as well as Scrum Master or other Agile Project Management qualification. .
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn and adopt his/her style to a start-up environment; puts the team first; robust and passionate in following given objectives; uses failure as a learning experience.
  • Excellent communicator in English, fluency in German would be beneficial.

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym, and health days. In remote offices, we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, free e-library, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program, and many more.

Lilium is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.