Senior Project Manager

Chippenham, England, gb
Company: airbus
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-23 06:00:53

Job Description

Senior Project Manager

An enthusiastic, experienced and technically knowledgeable Project Management Professional is required by Airbus Defence in the UK and could be based at either our MOD Corsham site in Wiltshire or Newport, South Wales and involves working within the UK Defence industry, requiring the applicant to be able to be security cleared to a UK SC level.

Reporting directly to the HO Project Delivery you will initiate & plan projects as a key member of the business winning campaign team before leading the project delivery phase to a successful conclusion.

This is a key role in a complex technical environment which requires a project manager with excellent communication & leadership skills. You will lead the delivery phase of high value, military communications projects subsequent to providing project planning expertise in the associated business winning campaigns.

You will have the opportunity to advance your career through training and development in a challenging and highly supportive environment.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Responsible for Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing of projects delivering complex secure communications infrastructure and services.

Responsible for managing projects in accordance with the Airbus project lifecycle standards. Note that the Airbus standards adopt the lifecycle guidance recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Accountable for the quality, cost and schedule performance of the project.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.
  • Degree or equivalent in project management, business management, or a relevant engineering discipline.
  • UK Government security clearance (SC clearance)
  • Relevant project management experience for the seniority of the position
  • Experience bidding & delivering projects in communications, aerospace, space or defence industries.
  • Full lifecycle experience i.e. proposal through to customer acceptance.
  • In return we can offer a competitive remuneration package; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

    Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

    Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.



    This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


    Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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