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Project Controller (NPI)

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 2:13:16 PM
  • 2829953
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Gloucester

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Role Summary:
Reporting to the NPI Product Leader, the Project Management Office (PMO), within the Dowty Propellers team, is looking to fill a Project Controller vacancy at Dowty Propellers based at the Bishops Cleeve site in Cheltenham which develops and manufactures Integrated Propeller Systems and engineering solutions for the propulsion systems of today and tomorrow.

Essential Responsibilities:

Dowty Propellers products are used in applications that range from regional airliners and military airlifters to marine hovercraft. Project Controllers work at the heart of our Project Management activity, providing service and support to our Integrated Project Development Teams (IPDT). The key focus of the role is to work closely with Engineering, Finance, Sourcing and Supply chain functions, to support the planning, monitoring, reporting and control activities for each project. The role is also expected to act as a focal point to provide guidance and support to the project team to ensure the proper application and compliance of standard project management tools and processes.

This LPB level role is expected to be able to undertake all of the essential responsibilities of a Project Controller, described below, on large scale projects, as well as supporting other members of the team in addition to proactively contributing to the evolution, rollout and monitoring of standard tools, processes and templates.
• Use and embed standard Project Management tools, processes and templates across all phases of a project.
• Assist in the development of Project Management Plans during the initial stages of a project.
• Work with the IPDT to develop and baseline a robust integrated project schedule, to ensure successful delivery against customer milestones and agreed budget.
• Work with functional teams to establish the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and assist with defining Control Accounts and Work Packages associated with the WBS.
• Work with the functional teams to identify resource supply and demand requirements for each of the activities within the integrated project schedule and WBS.
• Work with the IPDT to monitor and manage project performance against approved project baseline.
• Manage project costs, monitor against approved project budget, and produce forecast and variance reports.
• Record and track project scope changes, identify the impact on schedule, costs and resources, and drive appropriate actions to support a robust project change control process.
• Establish and maintain a project Risk & Opportunity Register, track and drive mitigation actions, hold regular reviews and promote active management of factored reserves.
• Manage formal project and meeting action trackers and drive actions to resolution within agreed deadlines.
• Maintain live and anticipated project information and ensure project tollgate information is kept up to date.
• Support accurate resource supply and demand reporting, using standard templates and regular forecast reviews.
• Support the production and analysis of project data and metrics, to include critical path analysis, earned value management, cost run rates and baseline variance reporting.
• Generate management information and regular progress reports, in line with the defined Operating Rhythm and project review processes.
• Collate financial data, resource needs, and other essential information, to support the Bids & Proposals process.
• Support the Programme Managers across defined mini-project activities.


• Relevant business related qualification, Project Management certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
• Experience in project control and planning tools (Microsoft Project or equivalent).
• High level of competence in MS Excel.
• Experience in Earned Value Management and Cost Analysis would be beneficial.
• Genuine interest in Project/ Programme Management.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills and confident numerical ability.
• Positive, tenacious, methodical, and able to prioritise effectively to deliver to set deadlines.

Locations: United Kingdom ; Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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