United Airlines Project Manager - Technical Operation Business Operations (Chicago / San Francisco) in Chicago, Illinois
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The Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.
Project Manager - Technical Operation Business Operations
Job overview and responsibilities
The Project Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing a wide variety of projects, ranging from tactical assignments to planning and directing moderate to high complex projects. This position acts in a leadership capacity to ensure projects are in alignment with company objectives and priorities and works in managing projects throughout their lifecycle.
The Project Manager is well versed in project management methodology tools and techniques and possesses strong analytical capabilities. Working closely with the manager and designated stakeholders, the project manager applies project management and analytical knowledge to successfully execute projects. This individual develops and oversees the project scope, timeline, cost and associated risks, when applicable to the project scope. The project manager, as applicable develops comprehensive business cases and conducts benchmarking, SWOT analysis, studies trends and relevant data to successfully achieve project objectives.
The Project Manager will provide direction, guidance, or training as required to others throughout the project lifecycle to include: scoping, development, reporting, implementation, and monitoring/adjustment phases.
Lead small to complex projects:
Lead a team (inter or cross departmental/divisional) to achieve a specific project objective
Defines and develops project scope, project plan and key risks and mitigation strategies to ensure project success, including department budgeting
Conducts data analysis in support of justifying project recommendations
Conducts benchmarking, industry and SWOT analysis as applicable for project
Provides regular status updates throughout the project lifecycle
Develops and delivers effective executive project summaries
Support manager(s) with various assignments:
Leads/facilitates project status meetings
Works with IT, Talent Acquisition, Technical Operations, and others as needed on defining business requirements ensuring projects remains on track
Develops executive summaries for Sr. Manager and others, as needed
Supports Tech Ops organization with various analytical assignments
May act as designee in the absence of the Senior Manager
Performs other tasks as assigned
Knowledge in project management tools and techniques
3 years minimum in project management and/or leading broad scope business initiatives
Proficient in MS Office and MS Project
Excellent written and oral communication
Strong analytical skills
Knowledgeable in LEAN
Ability to create and nourish relationships to effectively facilitate team problem solving
Self-motivated, positive work ethic and attitude
Must be able to travel 35% of the time
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, or comparable work experience
Budgeting experience (a plus)
PMI Certified (a plus)
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance
Function: Professional Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled