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Programme Director - Hydrogen Power System

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

GKN Aerospace has a strategic intent to be the most sustainable and trusted partner in the Aerospace industry. To achieve this, we aspire to lead in selected product and process capabilities, to both offer products which are differentiating versus our competitors but also to deliver those products from a network of world class, environmentally efficient facilities.

A collaboration is planned between GKN Aerospace, ‘GKN Hydrogen’ and HiiROC in which our parent company Melrose is an investor. This collaboration aims to pilot the installation of a novel hydrogen power system at GKN Aerospace’s brand new Global Technology Centre in Filton, Bristol. This system will aim to decarbonise the GTC creating a blue print for what is possible across our businesses and wider industrial landscape and is therefore stands to offer a significant environmental benefit. 
The role will program manage the end to end program, from refining the business case, scope and overall plan, creating the collaboration agreements and contracts with external bodies, managing the program tasks, costs and performance through to certifying the system and creating the blueprint for wider application. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 12 MONTH FTC. 
 

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for:
•    Refining the existing (top level) business case which has achieved board approval. 
•    Confirming the scope, contents, tasks, resources and key enablers required to deliver the objectives of the program. 
•    Engaging through our External relations team with external bodies required to secure funding leverage. 
•    Collaborate with representatives of the different external partners, in particular HiiROC and GKN Hydrogen to ensure a fully integrated plan. 
•    Ensure an effective management of risk to protect the safety of people and business continuity. 
•    Manage the execution of the program, managing costs, budgets and external funds and performance (Schedule and financial) adherence to the plan. 
•    Engaging in both internal and external communications activities as required to inspire our people, customers and ecosystem and to enhance GKN Aerospace reputation.
•    Ensuring that the program operates in line with all applicable GKN Aerospace policies and standards. 
 

Job Qualifications

Capabilities
•    Program management, preferably skilled in the use of lifecycle management principles and processes.
-    Experience leading large and complex technical projects
-    Excellent communication skills, across all levels of the organisation
-    Ability to process large bandwidth of project information, filter noise and demonstrate initiative to address key opportunities, issues and risks.
-    Detailed understanding of project principles and terminology, qualified in PM
•    Technical background in hydrogen, heating systems, power systems and new technology application. 
•    Operational or construction background in utilities or facilities management, experience of new installations beneficial

Personal Attributes
•    Passionate about environmental sustainability
•    Able to understand and manage details, whilst able to communicate simply. 
•    Determined to deliver and maintain optimism in the face of day to day challenges. 
•    Skilled collaborator, influencer and leader

Knowledge
•    Knowledge of energy systems and power installations in industrial facilities.
•    Excellent written, presenting and verbal communication skills

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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