Program manager - defense projects

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  • Job category: Commercial
  • Contract type: Permanent contract
  • Site: Brussels & Charleroi

Sabena Engineering is a leading independent and international aviation solutions provider for civil and military operators. Our capabilities cover the main aircraft types, including Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed, regional and military aircraft and rotor aircraft. With our unique and innovative solutions to both regular and complex needs, Sabena Engineering is all set to grow as a worldwide proximity partner, bringing its expertise wherever needed.

SABCA offers a full range of services to the civil, space and military aviation markets and recently expanded into the commercial Unmanned Autonomous Systems market as an integrator of aerospace-grade solutions for the industry.

Sabena Engineering & SABCA are part of a unique industrial ecosystem in the Belgian aerospace industry which is owned by Sabena Aerospace (holding company) and by the Société Fédérale de Participations et d’Investissements (SFPI/FPIM).

Are you ready to join us?

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as the focal point with the Customer, managing the customer relationship and cultivating customer intimacy to identify and earn potential business opportunities beyond the current contract
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for defense aircraft maintenance projects in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance work environment to achieve project objectives.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities adhere to relevant military aviation regulations and standards.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes affecting aircraft maintenance.
  • Manage project budgets, allocate resources efficiently, and optimize cost-effectiveness.
  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including government agency officials, contractors, and project team members.
  • Provide regular project updates, reports, and briefings to key stakeholders.
  • Support operations to implement continuous improvement initiatives enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance operations.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess project performance.
  • Analyze data and implement corrective actions to address any deviations from established benchmarks.

Your Profile :

  • Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Project Management, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in program management, preferably with a focus on defense aircraft maintenance projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • PMP or similar project management certification is a plus.

Our Offer :

  • Join the Sabena Engineering family, which is passionate about aviation and fully dedicated to its success. Within our organization, everyone contributes to our target to meet our customers’ needs, with their own expertise and their responsible behaviour.
  • Have the great opportunity to contribute with us to bringing aviation expertise wherever needed.
  • Benefit from a competitive package and develop your skillset to contribute to the company’s success.
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