Project Manager for Defence Solutions

    Secure Land Communications (SLC), an Airbus business unit, offers advanced communication and collaboration solutions to gather, process and deploy intelligence. Its portfolio is tailored to the needs of Public Safety, Defence and Transport, Utility and Industry (TUI). It includes infrastructures, devices, applications and services based on Tetra, Tetrapol and Broadband technologies (either single, hybrid or multi-technology solutions). As the European leader and a key international player, SLC has customers in more than 80 countries and employs around 1,150 people in 17 countries. In Finland, Airbus Defence and Space Oy employs around 370 people in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.


    The Defence Solutions organization of Airbus in Finland is looking for a Project Manager to join our team in Jyväskylä. As Project Manager you execute medium-scale projects for military and security customers. Together with your engineering team you plan and realize innovative solutions in a technically challenging dynamic environment and supported the marketing of products and services.

    We support our customers with products, solutions and services in the field of Command, Control and Surveillance Systems and Services for Defence Purposes and Satellite Imagery. Our customers are army, airforce, navy and border guard as well as intelligence and security and police forces. Our products and solutions contribute to the information superiority and make it possible for the political and military decision makers to have the right information available at the right levels at the right time.

    Tasks & responsibilities:

    • - Project planning
    • - Execution of the agile development process
    • - Monitoring and controlling of the project progress
    • - Integration and setting to work at the customer’s site
    • - Lifetime support in the After Sales
    • - Safekeep of our internal Lifecycle Policy
    • - You will support the technical sales activities during bid phase and negotiation of a contract

    We are looking for a candidate with:

    • - BSc or MSc degree in Engineering, IT, Software Development or similar
    • - Military background
    • - Some years of professional experience e.g. as a system engineer or functional team lead of SW development team
    • - Project Management certificate (PMI or equivalent) and/or an auxiliary qualification in the scope of the agile (software) development
    • - Readiness to travel on occasional basis

    Succeeding in this role requires good team working skills as well as eagerness to bring things forward. We expect you to have strong analytical skills. Required language skills are:

    Native level in Finnish, fluent in English and German is considered as a plus.

    The position requires basic security clearance approval from Finnish authorities.

    The position is permanent and will start as agreed.


    What we offer

    We offer you the benefits of a large company as well as many opportunities for personal development. Our employees have a tailored development plan to support their professional growth. We also have a wide range of remote training modules to ensure learning. In addition, we offer you e.g. comprehensive occupational healthcare, lunch and flex benefit and a supportive working community where you are appreciated just the way you are.


    To apply please send your CV and cover letter via the link below by June 21st 2022.

    For further information, please contact hiring manager Markus Körner, +49 (0)160 9636 5024.


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