Project Manager, Aircraft Integration

Number of employees

900

San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-19

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

As an Aircraft Integration Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead a wide variety of efforts related to the overall integration, build and test of the Archer Midnight aircraft.  This position will report to the Program Manager for Aircraft, and will be deployed to problem solve and drive execution of various projects based on current program needs.  This is both an internal and external facing cross-functional role that requires close coordination with Archer Engineering, Integrated Test, Program Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supplier or Customer teams. 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships across Archer teams.  Help identify blocking points, either internal or external, and assist the teams in overcoming them
  • Provide Supplier Management, emphasizing collaborative execution with our partners.
  • Develop project task-based schedules and track/report milestone progress against the program management plan.
  • Identify and manage project Risks, Issues and Opportunities to closure in partnership with functional leads and Program Managers. 
  • Relentlessly drive on-time execution both internally and at suppliers, finding creative ways to pull in delivery timing.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders, providing updates on project milestones, risks, and issues.
  • Prepare and present project reports, status updates, and performance metrics to senior leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Utilize configuration control and change management to maintain technical discipline of the program. 
  • Identify areas of improvement or gaps in current metrics and processes.  Develop strategies to promote efficiency and productivity.
  • Compare actual performance against planned performance to identify variances, and help manage tasks on the Critical Path.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or in a related field or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 4 years related New Product Introduction (NPI) experience in the aerospace field.
  • Project management or Project Engineering experience.
  • Analytical capabilities to identify schedule critical paths and optimize engineering / supply chain timelines.
  • Demonstrated skills in supplier operational and relationship management.
  • Familiarization with Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, or other scheduling software.
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal high-level guidance..
  • Ability to react to resets and constant changes in a demanding, time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of, and experience with system engineering principles.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering product development including design phases, manufacturing processes and global supply chain management.
  • Familiarization with Atlassian Jira and Confluence for task management and collaborative documentation.
  • Certification experience and/or experience working with ARP4754A.
  • Familiarity with Power Bi or similar data visualization tool

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between XX-XX. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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