Airbus Americas
  • 09-Jun-2017 to 07-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • 005144 - IS Mobile
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.  In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. 

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer. 

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats.  In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services.  In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure and Operations, this position is responsible for project managing any ICT or Business solution requested by the Airbus FAL in Mobile.


Primary Responsibilities:

Planning & Budgeting: 20%

  • Contribute to the yearly Master Plan exercise by providing inputs / opportunities to the ICT Governance team
  • Evaluate costs and budget requirements (OPEX and CAPEX) for the foreseen projects and services in the manufacturing area
  • Follow-up budget and costs related to projects and services activities
  • Works with ICT Governance to identify and capture (operational and project) license cost elements in the ICT budget.
  • Maintains the portfolio of infrastructure projects including obsolescence planning for infrastructure services of the Airbus FAL

Project Management: 50%

  • Partner with the business to better understand manufacturing, supply chain and logistics processes in order to deliver innovative / digital solutions bringing value to the Airbus FAL.
  • Collaborate with the business on one side and with the infrastructure teams on the other side to ensure the proper design and implementation of business application projects in the frame of local or division wide or group wide initiatives
  • Accountable for developing clear and concise requirements for projects.
  • Plans and drives execution of the major strategic projects, working cross-functionally to manage risks, cost, quality, and rollout over the duration, identifying and resolving concerns or blockers as they arise
  • Identifies, secures and oversees the appropriate level of project management resources for projects.
  • Liaise and synchronize with the ICT infrastructure team to ensure smooth deployment and appropriate level of performance of the end to end services

Service Operations: 20%

  • Collaborates with local and central Service Delivery Managers and resources to support entry into service and operational hand-offs are completed for applications and digital solutions deployed in the Airbus FAL.
  • Provides resource capacity planning for Service Integration and Documentation elements of the project to ensure proper maintenance of operational documentation and procedures.
  • Responsible for deploying infrastructure solutions designed for FAL operations and integrated back in Europe
  • Responsible for guaranteeing the proper level of service according to agreed SLA established with the business (FAL)

Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned: 10%

  • After hours project execution and integration support when applicable
  • Collaborates with global Airbus ICT manufacturing counterparts to develop and improve processes and solutions for the Airbus FAL
  • Ensures compliance with security standards & evolving cyber security requirements.

 Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree or other certification preferred


  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience, working independently in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholder groups in a large, multi-team environment
  • Must have at least 3 to 5 years' experience managing infrastructure and ICT operational projects.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in utilizing Portfolio KPIs and metrics to successfully manage delivery outcomes.


License /Certifications:

  • Project Management certification (e.g., PMP) required


Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Sharp, energetic, assertive, results-oriented and able to shift gears when needed in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to present ideas, collaborate effectively and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge in Analytics and Visual Management business needs

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent, clear and concise communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be able to explain complex topics in simple terms and or aligned with business acumen.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, German or French language skills are a plus

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Experience with Resource Planning and Allocations and different project management strategies
  • Experience with KPI's / Metric development and measurement

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International

 Behavioral Success Factors:

  • Experience in working with multicultural teams.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Able to work closely and effectively with all levels of business and ICT management
  • Recognizes, and focuses department on, high priority objectives. Holds people accountable for results.
  • Inspires trust, demonstrates flexibility, encourages frequent open communications and welcomes feedback
  • Capable of prioritizing project conflicts and communicating realistic expectations to all project stakeholders
  • Requires expert negotiation skills while working with external suppliers

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 


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