Engineering Project Manager - Etihad Engineering

2-5 years
16 days ago
Job Description


The Design Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for the technical management of aircraft modification and related systems Design Engineering programs, from initial project work scope definition until successful delivery of a complete Engineering package, mod certification and aircraft return to service. He ensures that modifications are completed in conjunction within the scheduled aircraft downtime within time and budget limits.


  • Coordinate all stakeholders to establish a clear Project Work Scope. Drive the Design Engineering Process through all milestones, ensuring on-time completion.
  • Lead the process of responding to internal and external RFPs. Coordinate with Contracts dep. to negotiate pricing and commercial terms for Design Engineering work.
  • Indirectly lead the Design Engineering team through the Project Milestones and by assigning tasks and setting Objectives.
  • Capture the commercial impact of any Change to the Project Work Scope during the entire Project Delivery phase. Ensure that scope changes and cost impacts agreed to by the stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with Finance department to ensure timely processing of Commercial Invoices during and after project delivery.
  • Manage claims received from internal or external, and raise claims towards subcontractors as appropriate. Coordinate with Warranty and Contracts departments to protect the company's commercial interests.
  • Ensure the continued support of the delivered product during in-Service by providing Technical Documentation and Support. Identify possible further project work as follow-on or addition to already delivered Products and Services.
  • Ensure that any contractual or budget changes are communicated to Management, in time to react and keep the overall project on track. Provide meaningful project status reports on a regular basis

Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in the field of Business Administration, Business Law, Sales & Marketing or Finance & Controlling. Master of Engineering in combination with Business Administration Studies would be the preferred qualification profile.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Customer facing Commercial Representative, Technical Contracts Specialist, Technical Procurement Manager or Technical Project Manager in Aviation or related industry. Ideally 2 years of previous experience as a Technical Offerings Manager.
  • Strong background and skills in Design Engineering project management, technical contracts negotiation, technical sales experience in a multi-cultural working environment.
  • Project Management, sales, procurement, negotiation, financial controlling or supply chain management. Robust knowledge of Airframe and Cabin products. Knowledge of technical contracts management and aviation industry regulations. Strong interpersonal skills and social competence, team player self-starter strong communications skills. Business intelligence and high willingness to take responsibility strong negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in English.

About Etihad Engineering
Etihad Engineering is a part of ADQ, offering industry leading aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions including airframe maintenance, component repair, overhaul services and technical training, with a team of around 2,000 professionals from around the world. We have vast experience on Airbus and Boeing aircraft, delivering an extensive range of services such as advanced composite repair, cabin refurbishment and component repair. We are spearheading Abu Dhabi's vision of being a global aerospace hub of the future and playing a crucial role in supporting economic growth and diversification in the United Arab Emirates.
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Social Competence
Strong Communications Skills
Technical Contracts Management
Cabin Products
Financial Controlling
Industry Regulations
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Etihad Airways is the second flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad commenced operations in November 2003. It is the second-largest airline in the UAE after Emirates. The name Etihad is Arabic for 'United'.

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