Programme Support Officer NH90

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Papendrecht, NL

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.

Job Summary

The Programme Support Officer in the NH90 programme supports the Programme Manager in day-to-day operations of the programme. You are responsible for the administration and activities associated with control and monitoring of progress, cost and resource management within the programme. This role is a good development opportunity to move into a Programme Manager role.

Job Responsibilities

Support Programme Manager and Engineering Team Lead to deliver projects on time and within budget. 

  • Support with the preparation of cost estimates, business cases and customer pricing.
  • Support in compiling product breakdown structure and create realistic schedules. 
  • Create and maintain Integrated Master Plan for the programme. 
  • Monitor progress, costs, resource allocation for the programme.
  • Support Risk and Opportunity Management activities and manage the risk register to control and mitigate the risk exposure.
  • Adhere to robust document management processes to ensure information is traceable.
  • Initiate continuous improvement actions based on analytics in close collaboration with the responsible disciplines. 
  • Assist with standardizing and optimizing ways of working.

Job Qualifications


  • A minimum of HBO working and thinking level.
  • Experience in a technical role in a high-tech industry.
  • Experience with project management and able to manage deviations. 
  • Able to create, manage and execute a project plan.
  • Able to process relevant project health metrics and visualize them in a comprehensive way.
  • Drive and energy, the ability to influence the team constructively.
  • Strong communication skills
  • A high level of accuracy in performing your work.
  • Experience with planning tools. (preferably Primavera P6)
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Skilled in the Dutch and English language, spoken and written.
  • The role is subjected specific requirement because of its exposure to sensitive military information. Governmental screening will apply. 


  • Experience with data visualization tools like Qlik and PowerBI.

Whats in it for you?

Besides an innovative and international work environment that offers you a good work-life balance
We offer you opportunities to learn and grow, a competitive salary (Grade K) pension plan, 27 vacation days / 13 ADV days and travel allowance (from 10 km single journey) as well.

How to apply?

Are you interested in this position and does your background meet the requirements? Please use the Apply Now button.
Questions? Please contact our Recruiter Joanne Grafton on

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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