Safran Senior Project Manager - Cypress, California in CYPRESS, California

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Cabin is the world’s leading supplier of cabin interiors for regional, narrow and wide-body, business and military aircraft.

The company's product range includes integrated cabin interiors, overhead bins, galleys, lavatories, crew rests and cargo containers.

The Senior Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of work packages on a medium to large complex program. The Senior Project Manager will report to a Program Management Director.

Job duties:

This list of duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time:

  • Work with Program Manager to establish work package baseline scope, cost & schedule

  • Identifies and updates performance metrics. Analyzes variance to determine & implement corrective actions. Implements earn value management on development projects

  • Plans, identifies, and coordinates resources required over the life of the program

  • Identifies work package risk (quantitative and qualitative), establishes mitigation plans & drives mitigation actions

  • Compares actual results to baseline plan to assess project performance, efficiencies productivity and lessons learned

  • Provides work package leadership to ensure high quality work package deliverables are completed on time and within budget

  • Monitor problem solving and ensure root cause corrective action and recovery plan are defined & executed

  • Assist in the estimate fiscal year budgeting & business case process

  • Assists in the creation of the project management plan

  • Ensure previous lessons learned are incorporated into work package planning and control

  • Develop and maintain work package description sheet

  • Analyze propose and document project/work package changes. Develop change packages, as needed for program change control board.

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation


Education: Associate’s Degree plus 12 years of related work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of related work experience required.

Experience: Experience within the aviation and/or aerospace industry.

Other Skills: Proficient with MS Project, competent with MS Office programs. Previous experience in planning or managing projects, as well as, the ability to develop, lead, motivate working teams. Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Project Management certification (e.g. PMI PMP) is highly desirable.

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