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GKN AEROSPACE: Industrialization Project Manager

The following information was provided by GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fueled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the center of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.


The salary range for this role is:  $138,807.00 - $111,045.00


The Project Manager will work closely with Facilities, Procurement, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, and Materials and Processes Engineering to lead and manage the following types of projects:

  • New equipment acquisition and industrialization projects

  • Technology insertion projects

  • Facility upgrade or reorganization projects


  • The Project Manager will be tasked to initiate projects in conjunction with Finance, IE and Facilities teams and coordinate development of the cost budget, schedule and functional /technical requirements. These projects may be initiated to increase capacity, reduce costs, improve quality, improve process flow and / or decrease part travel.

  • Effectively communicate the project requirements and goals to each person within the project teams and set & enforce consistent expectations, highlighting and supporting the removal of roadblocks within the given parameters of the organization.

  • Monitoring project performance, documenting and working with the team to solve problems that arise, ensuring that the project remains on schedule and delivers a high-quality product to the business on-time and within budget.

  • Monitor and track any project changes, ensuring that additional scope is captured, documented and approved by the applicable functions.

  • Report on project progress to customer, involved internal participants, and senior management.

  • Prepared to perform duties outside of direct job description in order to meet Project commitments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline required. Manufacturing, Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering or Construction Management preferred.

  • 5+ years of project management experience, including 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with familiarity of equipment installations and construction trades (electrical, industrial plumbing, concrete, etc.) from a project management perspective.

  • 2+ years computer applications, including MS Office Suite, MS Project (or equivalent).


  • Knowledge of Program Management, Risk Management, MS Project and Continuous Improvement highly desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly desired.

  • Construction, large capital project, and aerospace experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience managing projects in a matrix environment. Energetic and enthusiastic – and portrays these traits openly. Excellent communicator – can sell concepts to people at all levels within & external to the organization, including engineers.

  • Able to see big picture, yet also able to drill down and manage details.

  • Flexible and adaptable to change.

  • Good problem solver.

  • Well organized. Self-starter, self-manager type.

  • Able to multi-task and manage numerous projects easily.

  • Thrives on excellent interaction with people.

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organization that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know. We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavor, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.

Industrialization Project Engineer Job Description
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