Project Manager III

General Atomics

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Palmdale, CA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

The UK Line Maintenance Manager (LMM) is responsible for ensuring that all maintenance required to be carried out on the line (including line fault rectification) on Crown-owned air systems, is carried out to the required standards and also be responsible for any corrective action resulting from the quality compliance monitoring.

The UK LMM is responsible for managing and coordinating the operational maintenance aspects of Crown-owned aircraft and serves as the liaison between project management and Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) the project team, planning, and line management for sharing information and resolving basic problems.

The LMM Continually reviews the serviceable status of the Crown-owned air systems to ensure ground and flight training and test project(s) are completed on time and within budget.  Assesses line maintenance issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.  Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.

  • Assist with development of air system maintenance plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality and specification goals are attained.
  • Manage and monitor air system maintenance schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.
  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Assign and monitor work of AMO staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.
  • Administer and execute policies, processes, and procedures that impact the assigned project.
  • Develop and deliver air system maintenance progress reports, and supporting documentation, and may present results to project management team and/or management.
  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with UK MAA governing regulations
  • Identify and assess project issues and develop recommendations for solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Act as a lead providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • The LMM has the following additional duties and responsibilities:
    • Responsible for reviewing the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE) during revision process and providing feedback.
    • Oversees ground personnel.
    • Ensures compliance with GA-ASI’s procedures and standards when carrying out maintenance.
    • Ensures, through the workforce under his control, the quality of workmanship is to a standard acceptable to the organization and the Airworthiness Authority.
    • Responds to quality deficiencies in the area of activity for which he is responsible.
    • Ensures compliance with company safety and human factors policies within his organization.
    • Ensures suitable facilities, tools, equipment, and materials to perform the planned tasks are available.
    • Ensures storage facilities for parts, tools, equipment, and materials are available.
    • Notifies the Accountable Manager Maintenance (A(M)) of issues or deficiencies which require his attention.
    • Establishes ground personnel training and continuation training IAW Ground Operations Master Training Plan (ASI-07832) to ensure initial and ongoing competence.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least five of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.
  • Must possess:
    • The ability to initiate, plan and manage projects;
    • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a wide range of complex issues;
    • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and,
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Highly Desirable Training Completion:
    • Human Factors, Threat and Error Management
    • CAMO Awareness Brief
    • MRP Pt. 145 Training
    • MRP Pt. M Training
    • Aircraft Structural Mechanics Course
    • Advanced Corrosion Control Training
    • Maintenance Control Supervisor’s Course
    • Aircraft Weight and Balance Course
    • GA-ASI UAV A&P Training Course