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Industrialization Project Engineer - Cromwell, CT

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.


About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

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.

Summary
The Project Manager’s responsibilities include the set-up coordination and completion of the project on time, within budget and within scope; they will oversee all aspects of projects, set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor, and summarize progress of project. The Project Manager prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project, and ensure that documentation is according to standard. This project is planned as a 4-year operational transformation from Cromwell to Wallingford and insourcing of work currently out sourced. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead 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 plan to realize those objectives.
  • Set-up of the project structure to enable measuring project performance.
  • Lead the creation of a detailed MSP Project Plan.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years of applicable cross-functional complex project management experience in a manufacturing environment, and large-budget projects, required. 
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional certification like IPMA level C/PMP/ APM PMQ / /Other certification preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills on mid - senior management level.
  • Excellent external and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective stakeholder management.
  • Solid organizational 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.
  • A hands-on approach to team leadership and willingness to engage in the full project implementation.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing Lean Practices.
  • GKN experience preferred.
     

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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