VIE - A330/A340 Fuel and Inerting System Programme Leader

Publish Date
08 Jan 2018
Bristol GBR
Reference Code
10382596 EN EXT 2
Interest Group
Professional staff - other
Functional Area
Project Management
Contract Type
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Entry level (less than 2 years of experience)

VIE - A330/A340 Fuel and Inerting System Programme Leader

Airbus Filton

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

The Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) program is an international program sponsored by the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, open to Airbus to offer young professionals the opportunity to have valuable paid work experience abroad in a technical or business function.

We are looking for highly motivated graduates aged 18 to 28 years, who are citizens of the European Union (all E.U. nationals, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). Candidates meeting these criteria and interested in a VIE, please register before your 28th birthday on the website For graduates who would be interested in a career with Airbus, this could be the start of a rewarding future in a dynamic and forward-thinking sector.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Ubifrance's eligibility criteria. For further information, more details can be found on and from

Tasks & accountabilities

The A330/A340 programme offers an interesting and challenging environment that covers a wide spectrum of aircraft activities. This ranges from new developments, steady production rates, supporting a large in-service fleet & managing ageing aircraft. The A330neo aircraft is expected to enter service in 2018 and represents the next step in the ongoing evolution of this successful widebody aircraft with further developments to come.

An opportunity has arisen in the A330/A340 Programme Team, for a Programme Leader to work within the ATA28 (Fuel System) & ATA47 (Fuel Tank Inerting System) Continuous Product Development (CPD) team.

The role will principally involve support and, subject to appropriate development, leadership of CPD activities ranging from documentation updates to high profile Request For Work activities. The role may also support process enhancement to improve project efficiencies.

The Programme Leader will work closely with the Multi-Functional Team (MFT) including the Chief Engineer's team, Engineering, Procurement, Configuration Management, Airworthiness & Customer Services functions as well as external suppliers to ensure a mature improvement/change/solution is available to cost & within the committed programme timescales.

This is an important role offering the opportunity to take responsibility for work packages and further develop a wide range of Programme and Project Management skills.

In this context, your main activities will include:
Project Management support to major projects as required:

Leadership of Continuous Product Development (CPD) tasks as appropriate
o Project Management - Project baseline recording and monitoring
o Communication & reporting
o Creation of business cases for spend approval as required
o Creation of integrated plans taking into account all activities and stakeholders associated t with a project
o Integration and management of stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of tasks
o Management of and interface with the MFT in particular the engineering function
o Risk and Opportunity Management
o Lessons learnt management

You will report directly to the Fuel System Programme Manager. You will be expected to provide regular progress reporting and quickly escalate issues that need to be resolved by senior management.

Required skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills/attributes/knowledge:
 Strong team player with good verbal and written communication skills
 Experience in facilitating, coordinating and directing meetings
 Knowledge of supplier / customer / stakeholder management.
 Ability to work in a trans-nationally managed environment
 Good judgment resulting in a "best for business" outcome amid competing priorities
 Technical competencies in project management tools and processes

  • An understanding of budget control processes
  • KPI creation, monitoring and management

 Knowledge of configuration management would be an advantage
 Technical knowledge to enable a full understanding of the issues and challenges would be an advantage

The role is based in Filton, UK.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.


United Kingdom
Bristol & Filton
Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)
approx. 4,000
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Contact Data

We are looking for highly motivated graduates who would like to work within a team in a forward-thinking sector. Please apply with complete documents (cover letter and C.V. in English, relevant certificates/ letters of reference) by using this e-recruitment tool.

NB: all roles within Airbus are advertised for two weeks to ensure maximum visibility to potential candidates. However, if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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