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Lead Project Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/15/2018 5:51:51 AM
  • 3058259
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham


About Us:
At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.


GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
The Electrical Power Distribution business at GE Aviation delivers high quality electrical power distribution systems for a variety of state-of-art commercial and military aircraft platforms. This role is for an experienced Project Manager to deliver our latest power solutions from the New Product Introduction (NPI) phase through to full-scale production.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • To scope, plan and deliver large, and often complex NPI projects as part of a wider customer-driven program to time, cost and quality
  • Use industry-established project management practices and techniques for initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control and closure.
  • Use best practice methods for risk and opportunity management, schedule recovery and active scope management to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Actively manage a variety of stakeholders including the customer, the business leads and the programme management.
  • Identify ways to continuously improve NPI delivery, reducing inefficiency, cost and schedule where possible.
  • Actively contribute to the winning of new business when required, including bid management, financial estimating, scope development and development of a
    business case or proposal.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline, or equivalent relevant job-based learning in project management.
    • A recognised professional qualification in project management, e.g. PMI, APM, Prince2.
    • Must have held a dedicated lead project management post, successfully delivering multi-discipline projects in a regulated industry.
    • Aviation project management experience desirable but not essential
    • Proven track-record of successful delivery of a product or service developed in line with NPI, engineering or business lifecycles


    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working


    Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf

    Desired Characteristics:


    • Strong leadership skills. The candidate should have a proven track record in delivering difficult projects, leading and coaching their project team through
      challenging circumstances.
    • Able to perform under pressure. Projects in the aviation industry are often significantly constrained in terms of schedule and cost. The candidate should have
      experience of managing projects in a similar environment.
    • Creative problem solving. The candidate should have experience of solving problems quickly and creatively using the resources available to them as well as
      seeking new, efficient ways of executing delivery.
    • Good interpersonal management skills, both within the project team and upwards to the business. The candidate is expected to manage communication of
      information related to the project status.

      Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

      GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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