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General Electric Project Manager - Test Systems Account in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Control Account Manager to work within Test Systems acting as a project manager to utilise experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others The successful candidate will be required to influence short-term and some long-term business goals. Accountable to the Engineering Project Manager (EPM) for delivering the scope associated with the designated control accounts (CAs), within the committed cost, schedule, and quality constraints. The Test System Department designs and develops state of the art custom test Hardware and Software, Test Harnesses and Documentation for all up and coming Avionics and Power products. Working closely with 3rd party manufacturing houses to produce Test Equipment to our requirements. We also design and manufacture a variety of smaller test boxes, breakout boxes and test in house to support NPI development.

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the project execution of the assigned engineering team to deliver on commitments as well as co-ordinating and organising teams. Motivating and guiding, providing leadership and vision whilst driving execution excellence, in a compliant manner.

  • Engage with support functions across the matrix where necessary to deliver engineering objectives.

  • Makes commitments to the Engineering Project Manager (EPM,) on behalf of their team, for delivery of the assigned scope against the agreed cost, schedule, and quality targets.

  • Engage functional organisations to secure the resources and skillsets necessary to deliver the assigned scope. Work with functional leaders in identifying and resolving any performance issues with the assigned team.

  • Drives Risk Management best practice, quantifies engineering risk to the EPM via a local engineering risk register. Pro-actively plan risk mitigation activities within the team to minimise project impacts.

  • Work to identify and quantify internal and external dependencies and ensure dependencies are reflected within the project plans.

  • Work within the program and project change process to ensure that any agreed scope changes, are ‘consumed’ by the engineering team in a controlled and co-ordinated way, and the change impacts are reflected into the detailed engineering plans

  • Adhering to the sites Monthly operating Rhythm (MOR), updating the detailed plans for the assigned works, and interfacing with the Program Management Office (PMO) to submit monthly status and plans to the project schedule. Prepare variance reports and works with the EPM to identify and, where possible, resolve cost or schedule variances.

  • Support the EPM in stakeholder reviews, including internal program or business reviews, and external customer reviews, generate the necessary KPIs and operational data for the assigned CAs to support these reviews.

  • Act as first point of contact (POC) in managing external suppliers. Facilitate the necessary technical interactions between the supplier and engineering team. Escalate and work with the sourcing to resolve any supplier performance or contract negotiation issues.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in the project management/control field.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Proven analytical and organisational ability.

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible. As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

•Non-contributory Pension

•Life Assurance

•Group income protection

•Private medical cover

•Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


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