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23 Aug 17. Job – Senior Programme Manager in London
Location: London, UK
Salary: £45000 – £60000 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Job Reference: 1161714/001
Posted on: 17 Aug 2017
About the Role:
My client is a leading aerospace and defence innovator looking for Senior Programme Managers in their Greater London base. This role will be operating within the sustainment phase of their leading product. The role will largely be creating and implementing project plans and to initiate orders internally so that work Is completed in accordance with the programme.
This role will also include:
+ Development and maintenance of the risk register in respect of projects so that problems and delays are identified and delays are therefore minimised
+ Monitoring and control of costs so that customers are invoiced accordingly and budgeting is accurate
+ The production of progress reports and supporting commercial proposals
You will need:
+ Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent
+ Be able to obtain SC clearance
+ Broad project management experience
+ Extensive experience of presentation design and development
+ Some experience in negotiations
+ Some experience of risk management
+ Excellent communication skills
If you’re interested in this role, please apply below.
24 Aug 17. Rafael looks to expand in Australia. Key Points:
• Israeli company Rafael opens office in Melbourne to ‘deepen’ activities in Australia
• Move supported by growing government-level defence links between two countries
Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is positioning to expand in Australia as part of growing defence technology ties between the two countries.
A Rafael spokesperson disclosed to Jane’s on 23 August that the company has recently opened an office in Melbourne that is intended to “deepen our activities in Australia”.
He added that the company is also looking to establish ties with local firms that will allow Rafael to transfer technologies to Australia and meet defence industrial obligations in the country. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
22 Aug 17. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) held a grand opening event yesterday for its new hangar at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Business Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of GA-ASI’s new Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) hangar. The hangar replaces the temporary facility that has been in operation since June 2016. It will house GA-ASI operational hardware, including Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Stations (GCS), as well as offices and conference rooms.
“We’re excited to open this new permanent hangar for our Flight Test and Training Center in North Dakota,” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “It represents our investment in test and training capabilities, which will provide our customers with an excellent facility to train aircrews to fly our aircraft.”
In addition to Mr. Alexander, Grand Opening festivities included remarks from U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND); North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford; Field Representative Matthew Leiphon (U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND); District Representative Randy Richards (U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, R-ND); and GA-ASI Chief Executive Officer Linden Blue.
“As our UAS industry continues developing new applications for this technology in both the public and private sectors, it is vital that we have qualified operators for these aircraft,” Hoeven said. “General Atomics’ new training hangar is an international asset.