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    Project Manager

    Gwent | Safran Engineering Services UK Ltd.

    Job Details
    Category: Other
    Posted 3 days ago

    Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.

    Safran Engineering Services, a division of Safran Electrical and Power, benefits from over 25 years of experience, providing excellence in engineering services to its customers in various markets (aerospace, automotive, rail, and ground transportation industries).

    With its 3000 employees, the company includes Business Units all around the world (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Mexico, Morocco, Canada, Brazil and India) organized into competences centers combining expertise in Electrical systems, Aerostructure, Mechanical Systems, Software and Electronic Embedded Systems.

    Safran Engineering Services is committed to high performance and very good employee benefits packages such as Flexible Working, Individual Pension Plan options, 8% Employer Pension, Safran Share option schemes & Attractive Career Development Plans to suit individual perspectives.

    In order to provide key customer project management focus across a range of Safran Engineering Services UK, we are looking to recruit a Project Manager. Who will be working in close coordination with the wider SES project organisation to accomplish on site project objectives (Scope, Schedule, Cost and Quality) through planning, execution and closure of all project related activities. With an immediate start date the role is offered on a permanent contract.


    Assume the role of main point of contact for the key customer and other project stakeholders

    Create and deliver project work plans (schedules), projects proposal and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. In conjunction with the wider SES project organisation

    Work with the wider SES project organisation to define the skills/resources required for the project and contribute to the development of the training plan to enhance resources skills as required

    Identify resources and assign responsibilities for the project activities locally and then work in conjunction with the SES project organisation with regards to offsite resource

    Manage day to day operational aspects of the project

    Apply the basic cost model of the organisation to estimate the project cost, prepare the annual/monthly budget

    Monitor project progress against the baseline

    Contribute to the reporting of financials (to be invoiced) to Sales/Finance department

    Manage stakeholders by ensuring effective and efficient communication of project status

    Analyse variances with respect to schedule, cost and quality and initiate corrective action in case of deviation with the wider SES project organisation

    Ensure that the on-site project audits are planned and executed (quality audit and configuration audit)

    Monitor sub-contracting activities in the onsite projects

    Work with the wider SES project organisation to ensure that on site project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored

    Perform on site project closure activities, create the lesson learned document.


    Master degree level and ideally holds PMI, IPMA or equivalent certifications, with a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a similar role.

    Essential skills:

    - An element of engineer understanding is preferred

    - Leadership and team management potential

    - Strong communication skills, including with project team members, stakeholders and general management

    - Ability to work in a fast-paced, transverse project environment

    - Ability to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and written

    - Experience with Project Management tools and software.

    - A willingness to undertake PM+ project management methodology training

    - Ability to manage within a matrix organisation

    Contract conditions for permanents:

    - 185 hours holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays

    - Personal pension scheme whereby 5% contribution from employee and 8% from employer plus salary sacrifice.

    - Death in service life insurance - covering up to 4x annual basic salary in the event of death in service

    - PEGI Share Scheme

    - Cycle to work - cyclesheme

    - Career development within Safran Group

    - Permanent position

    - Way of Working: Flexible (3days from office, 2days from home) - according to programme need

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