Programme Manager – Aerospace Projects

Vertical Aerospace Ltd
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£Competitive Plus Benefits
29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Manager – Aerospace Projects

Are you a highly-organised project manager from an engineering background? Want to take on a fresh, new challenge with a business that’s striving to transform the aviation industry? If so, we want to hear from you. 

About Us: 

Vertical Aerospace is an exciting new company that’s looking to change how the public views and uses the aviation industry. As part of this, we are developing a Personal Electric Aircraft. 

We’ve pushed beyond the concept stage and are now looking to develop and certify the production version. As such, we’re now looking for a Programme Manager to join our team. 

The Benefits: 

- Competitive salary 
- 4% flexible benefits 
- 3% pension 
- The chance to join a passionate team with unrivalled technical expertise 
- An innovative and forward-thinking culture 
- The opportunity to support a unique, ground-breaking project with huge potential 

At Vertical Aerospace, we are defining the future of air transportation. We believe that great engineering is about the elegance and efficiency of doing more with less, and our accomplished team is aiming to move faster than our competitors to deliver the future, now. 

In this vital role, you’ll become a key player in realising projects that are integral to our success. You’ll be encouraged to think outside the box, push boundaries and challenge the status quo to deliver exciting innovations.

So, if you want to collaborate with talented Engineers who are striving to deliver performance, ideas and concepts that make a real difference, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.   

The Role: 

As the Programme Manager, you will oversee a number of our projects. 

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you will: 

- Manage three individual projects, ensuring they meet time, cost and quality targets 
- Define, co-ordinate and monitor project plans with the Technical Team Leaders to ensure that objectives are met 
- Identify and control potential risks for each project 
- Manage supply chain activities to ensure products are fit for purpose 
- Assist with fault-finding activities for your projects 

About You: 

To join us as a Programme Manager, you’ll need: 

- At least two years’ engineering experience 
- Hands-on experience of delivering complex technical projects to time, cost and quality standards 
- Used to owning the end-to-end process, from concept to product deliver
- Fundamental knowledge of the aerospace and/or automotive industries 
- A PRINCE2 qualification or equivalent 
- A Bachelor’s degree in an aerospace, mechanical engineering or related discipline 

A post-graduate qualification in a project management discipline would be beneficial to your application. Experience of certifying products to aerospace and/or automotive standards would also be an advantage, as would experience of communicating with management, as well as technical and business teams, to collect requirements, describe product timelines and organise technical delivery. 

Other companies may call this role Programme Manager, Technical Project Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Aerospace Project Manager, Aircraft Project Manager, Technical Programme Manager or Senior Project Engineer. 

Webrecruit and Vertical Aerospace are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and believe that the more inclusive we environments are, the better our work will be. 

So, if you are looking to be part of something great as a Programme Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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