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Programme Support Officer (F35 Programme)

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

The Opportunity

Based at our Filton site, our new Programme Support Officer will join our Integrated Programme Team (IPT) to support our F-35 programme of work. In this busy and varied role, you will be responsible for the administration and activities associated with control and monitoring of project progress specifically for the F-35 programme; this includes governance reviews, managing change boards and controlling the scope, cost and resource management within the programme. 

The IPT is a multidisciplinary group of people who work collaboratively to deliver projects and programmes across our business. They work on a range of manufacturing projects for customers such as Lockheed Martin (for whom the F-35 is a key project), Airbus, Dassault, BAE and build successful programmes, identify and resolve issues, and make sound and timely recommendations to facilitate decision-making.

Join us and make your career fly!

How You'll Contribute

You will be an integral part of the IPT, and will contribute by:

•    Compiling and following up work breakdown structure (WBS), organization breakdown structure (OBS), and cost breakdown structure (CBS) schedules/ plans for the programme. 
•    Controlling and monitoring on progress, scope, costs and resource management and allocation for the programme. 
•    Based on analysis, initiating of improvements/ recoveries on on-time delivery (OTD) and quality (Q) from Customer Scorecards / delivery schedule adherence (DSA) / Q etc in close collaboration with the responsible disciplines.
•    Preparing and maintaining the customer outlook for budgeting purposes.
•    Preparing the demand for operations, including required performance measures and preparing the handshake agreements with the performance site.
•    Supporting Risk and Opportunity Management activities and managing the risk register to control and mitigate the risk exposure.
•    Establishing and controlling robust document management in the IPT and towards/ from the customer.
•    Support creation, coordination and delivery of (change) proposals to customer requests.
•    Preparing and analyzing the Programme Performance Summary (PPS), and initiating actions in case of deviations.

What You'll Bring

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and expertise/ talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Good standard of general education, preferably degree level
  • Prior experience in a Project Support role
  • Experience in a busy, administrative role working with a range of stakeholders which sees you managing conflicting demands
  • Good command of the Microsoft office suite. 


  • SAP interrogation skills

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Salary from £30,000 + Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Free onsite parking, canteen, shop, Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment with significant opportunities to grow your career. 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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