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Project Manager

Date: Nov 27, 2022

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! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

At our Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. One of our key programmes is the Airbus A330. We are seeking a Project Manager to join the Airbus A330 team on a 24-month contract ensuring effective delivery of the project on time, within budget and within scope. Working with the Programme Manager and Director, you will oversee all aspects of the project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of the project, reporting as necessary to ensure our project remains on track. Join us and help make your career fly!

How You'll Contribute

In this role, you will:


  •      Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  •      Create a 'handshake' with the project sponsor on the project objectives & project baseline and determine a plan to realize those objectives.
  •      Set-up of project structure to enable measuring project performance 
  •      Ensure that the project is delivered on-time, on-value, within scope and within budget
  •      Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of project
  •      Ensure resource availability and allocation
  •      Develop a detailed project schedule to monitor and track progress
  •      Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, value and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  •      Measure and analyze project performance using appropriate tools and techniques and define recovery plans where deviations to plan so demand. 
  •      Report and escalate to management as needed
  •      Manage the relationship with all stakeholders
  •      Actively assess the risk profile and determine effective mitigation plans to minimize project risks
  •      Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  •      Manage communication to external stakeholders
  •      Coordinate and delegate work-packages to work-package leaders 
  •      Support project members to develop their individual strengths & skill sets and grow their experience levels
  •      Meet business case objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis

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:


  • Proven working experience in managing complex projects in an industrial environment


  • Project Management Professional certification like IPMA level C/PMP/ APM PMQ / /Other certification is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Project Management experience within aerospace

•    Excellent external and internal communication skills
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Effective stakeholder management.
•    Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
•    Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
•    Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
•    Excellent analytical skills

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Salary range starting at £38,000 + up to 15% annual bonus
  • 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
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

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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