Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 01-Aug-2019 to 09-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • 10140 Information Systems
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure and Operations, this position is responsible for project managing any IM or Infrastructure components of Business solution requested by Airbus Helicopters in North America.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Planning & Budgeting: 20%

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

2. 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 Helicopters.
  • 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 IM infrastructure team to ensure smooth deployment and appropriate level of performance of the end to end services

3. 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 Airbus Helicopters.
  • 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 Helicopter operations and integrated back in Europe
  • Responsible for guaranteeing the proper level of service according to agreed SLA established with the business

Additional Responsibilities:  

4. Other duties as assigned: 10%

  • Collaborates with global Airbus IM counterparts to develop and improve processes and solutions for the Airbus Helicopters
  • 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 IM 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)

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 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 IM 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 communicating realistic expectations to all project stakeholders
  • Requires expert negotiation skills while working with external suppliers


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Organizational information:

  • This position reports to the Head of IM Infrastructure & Operations

 Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Leader of complex infrastructure projects across cross-divisional international boundaries.
  • Lead a project portfolio of 4 -10 projects including infrastructure integration, visual management and digitalization projects as well as business projects for the Airbus Helicopters in North America.
  • Project locations include 7 sites in the United States and Canada
  • Acquisition of company assets and/or services influenced by this position exceed 100k USD annually
  • Successful delivery of projects on time, quality, and budget contribute to the company's annual savings targets

Nature of Contacts:

Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status

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

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

Airbus Helicopters, Inc.  does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

NOTE:  Airbus Helicopters, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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