R&T Technical Project Manager (f/m/d)


Key information

Architecture and systems engineering
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Argelsrieder feld 22 82234 weßling, GERMANY
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 3 years

Job description

Safran is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications. As part of the internationally operating Safran Group, Safran Passenger Innovations Germany GmbH currently employs around 60 people in our office in Wessling, close to Munich. We have consistently prepared our innovative products with the help of our application-based research approach.

We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join our team as Technical Project Manager in our Wessling facilities, close to Munich. The successful candidate will be joining the Research & Technology Development (R&T) team designing and prototyping our next generation of Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems. This spans across various domains including the communication infrastructure to network convergence, cloud computing and distributed application-driven ecosystems, where we are constantly thriving to deliver innovative concepts and solutions.

As a Technical Project Manager within R&T, you are expected to possess strong communication skills, with structured and goal-oriented way of thinking as well as good problem solving and time management skills. To push the R&T objectives of our organization, you will work with our team to deliver complex technical solutions and innovative prototypes to our internal and external R&T stakeholders. You will support the team in overall planning and execution of projects through the whole project life cycle, from organizing and running team meetings, to supporting systems engineering tasks, such as capturing use cases and requirements, architectures, V&V test cases.

Complementary description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • • Responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of the SPI contributions to German and European R&T programs.
  • • Responsible for the delivery of individual (sub) projects and work packages, taking into account the schedule, budget, risks, documentation and quality.
  • • Coordinate project activities with the R&T team and act as interface with internal and external stakeholders (including external subcontractors).
  • • Coordinate the development and implementation of testbeds, Proof-of-Concepts (PoC) and other demonstration setups as demanded by the project needs.
  • • Contribute to technical discussions and steer the project direction toward the defined goals and targets.
  • • Regular reporting of project status to internal stakeholders and to participate to strategy rounds for prioritization of activities, allocation of resources etc.
  • • Coordinate with team manager to ensure appropriate representation of needs within the R&T projects.
  • • Supporting and overseeing transfer of technology and knowledge within the team and between internal and external partners.
  • • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing and innovation.

Job requirements

  • • Master or Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in Electrical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, telecommunications or similar
  • • At least 4 years of professional experience in an R&D area across communication engineering, wireless technologies and/or cloud platforms, and thereof 2 years of leading technical projects
  • • Experience with Project Management tools (e.g., Trello, Kanban, Confluence, JIRA, MS Office applications including Excel, Project, etc.)
  • • Fluent written and oral skills both in English and German
  • • Working knowledge in national (German) and European research programs and processes is a plus
  • • Capable of negotiating mutually agreeable conclusions to conflicts
  • • Enjoy working independently, with minimal direction, on multiple concurrent tasks

Company information

Safran Passenger Solutions

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector.

Safran Passenger Solutions focuses on delivering an enhanced passenger experience by providing in-flight entertainment systems, conditioning control of the cabin and equipment, water and waste management systems, cabin lighting and advanced equipment and systems for commercial and business jets.

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