Project Manager - Landing Infrastructure

  • Lilium
  • Washington, DC
  • Jul 23, 2020

Job Description

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary, yet with a meaningful purpose. We take pride in pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before. 

What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 400 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about emissions-free transportation as you are. 

We are also passionate about creating an inclusive culture, with more than 40 nationalities working with us to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.


Your role and your team: 

You will report directly to the Team Lead - Infrastructure Projects US (ad interim to the VP Infrastructure) and work closely with the wider Commercial team. Your contribution will be key for the development of Lilium’s ground-based flight operation infrastructure.

Our Infrastructure team is literally building a world where anybody can fly anywhere, anytime. We drive the construction of landing infrastructure for the launch of the Lilium service through the development of a global partner network, working with private and public partners to deliver an integrated infrastructure ecosystem.

The focus of this position is the development of partnerships and the end-to-end management of our landing infrastructure projects from conception, through deal negotiation and permitting, to implementation and construction. You will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders such as regulators, infrastructure partners and developers.

The goal is to have a fully functioning infrastructure for the launch of a Lilium service in the chosen locations and build a network of pads for flight operations around the world.

Ground infrastructure for the Lilium jet will likely be a combination of infrastructure provided by partners in the public and private sector, as well as some own infrastructure for various operational needs.


Your Day to Day:

  • Take full ownership of multiple infrastructure projects
  • Develop proposals for landing infrastructures around the globe
  • Lead or participate in partnership contract negotiations
  • Establish project plan, specifications, dependencies, design, in accordance with local standards (e.g., GCAA, ICAO,…) and execute infrastructure partnerships working collaboratively with other internal teams
  • Work with regulators, councils and partners to receive permissions in compliance with regulation as well as the highest safety requirements
  • Steer and oversee the physical build or co-development of various sites
  • Ensure compliance with brand & design strategy as well as corporate identity and customer experience on the ground
  • Establish a project controlling and manage projects to time and budget
  • Assess and manage project risks and opportunities


Your Profile:

  • 4-7 years related experience with a proven track record developing relevant infrastructure projects of USD 100K to 10mn
  • Experience in aviation/airports a plus
  • Proven track record of rapid, on time/budget execution at highest project management standards
  • Strong academic background, especially in engineering, architecture, and/or business a plus
  • Sound commercial orientation
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; additional language skills a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able and comfortable working in a developing, fluid and constantly changing company, as well as handling multiple priorities while constantly meeting deadlines 


Life at Lilium:

At Lilium, you’ll have the responsibility and freedom to act as an entrepreneur. You’ll be working with bright and driven colleagues from different industries, countries and backgrounds who are all united in one common goal, challenging and supporting each other to make Lilium successful.

As well as free language courses, weekly yoga sessions, two complimentary meals each day and unlimited snacks and drinks, we also have an in-house gym and a relaxation room. By pairing that with a free shuttle bus to and from our local train station, as well as bikes you can borrow to cycle around our campus, we aim to make it as easy as possible to travel here, while reducing our own carbon footprint. We also have a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long! 



In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. We’ll support you on every step of your journey, offering a relocation allowance and documentation for visa application.

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


51-200 employees