Project Management – Defense 3 Jobs in Wichita, KS at Spirit AeroSystems

Title: Project Management – Defense 3

Company: Spirit AeroSystems

Location: Wichita, KS

OverviewSpirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France, and Malaysia. The company’s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles, and wing components for the world’s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

The ideal Project Manager for this role will possess the ability to manage the budget and scheduling of non-classified Defense projects.

ResponsibilitiesKey Accountabilities:

Review status of cost reduction related projects and budgets, manage schedules, and prepare status reports.

Apply business and management principles to deploy tools and processes in compliance with customer, company, and regulatory requirements including control of product configuration, management of product configuration information, and maintenance of configuration accountability records.

Implement, plan, and manage changes to program configurations and information.

Responsible for the development and documentation of functional processes related to change.

Audit detailed work statements and develop associated project files.

Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet project goals and objectives.

Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and status for intervention and problem. solving with functional and program stakeholders.

Communicate and coordinate inter-departmentally to ensure project success.



Bachelor’s degree in relatable field

6 – 9 years of experience managing projects

U.S. Citizenship

Ability to secure Program access approval


Working knowledge of SAP

Experience in aviation/aerospace industry

Experience with gPLM and/or 3DExperience

Knowledge of BCCM and application of Program Management best practices

Strong computer skills/ proficiency required with Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Self-starter with minimal overnight

Proven ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously (coordination, status and performance to plan)

Experience with c ross-functional coordination and leadership to achieve project goals

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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