Project Management Business Partner

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    11 Months

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Job Description

A Project Management Business Partner is needed they are accountable to the project leader and a source of support to all project stakeholders.

While the Project Leader is fully accountable for the project deliverables, the PMBP on the grounds of both their project management expertise, as well as their technical know-how related to the team deliverables:

Ensures the daily application of processes and procedures such as defining, deploying and managing the:

- Project plan

- Schedule plan

- Risk Register

- Work breakdown structures

- Needs and planning definitions for adequate resource co-ordination

- Communication plan

- Governance Documentation (e.g. statement of work (SoW) standards and policies) by definition and application of relevant methodology reports and presentations giving clear results and recommendations to the business managers

Supports the Project Leader in his accountability to achieve time, cost and performance objectives by

- Analysing collected KPI data (including technical information) to identify possible baseline deviations as well as project scenarios in order to recommend preventative and corrective action, while also over-seeing the necessary follow-up action and maintaining financial control

- Agreeing with stakeholders on the goals and objectives of the project

- Establishing, maintaining and integrating project plans that are deliverable focused

- Capturing and formalise requirements, analyse them to ensure that all stakeholder expectations are met and note any required modifications.

- Cascading objectives to team members with clear definitions of individual roles

- Identifying and alleviating any barriers blocking or slowing down progress, change or continuous improvement

- Steering of the team based on progress tracked against agreed plans in place

- Defining any changes needed from KPI analysis and relay modifications to impacted populations

- Identifying and organising the closure of different phases of the project to facilitate transfer of project results, status and outstanding actions (lessons learnt, best practice, knowledge sharing) to new project actors as well as to ramp-down members

- Facilitating all PM reviews and driving the team to deliver results in support of the PM reviews

Monitors the status on

- Planning activities, milestones, critical path and remain-to-do

- Resource Management to meet changing needs of the project

- Risk Management classify levels of risk, potential impact and mitigation actions

- Financial status Earned Value Management definition, deployment and maintenance

- Change Management change control process, adherence and deviation management

As a member of CoC P&PM

- Deploys Project Management processes, methods and tools

- Ensures sharing of best practices within PMBP community (including feedback, lessons learnt)

- Contribute to the development of a Project Management culture in Airbus

Main problems to be solved

Steering, control and monitoring of highly complex, multi-functional schedule plans with many interdependencies and synchronisation with other teams

Capture previously unforeseen risks and ensure mitigation actions are under way

Availability of transparency on project status and recommendation of actions required

Ensure an appropriate balance between activities related to monitoring, steering the project and reporting, while managing the expectations of stakeholders and getting the best results for the business

Outputs / Major achievements

Live, accurate and fully transparent schedule plan, delivering baselines, actual and forecast on schedules (activities, milestones), critical path, interdependencies resource allocation, as well as Earned Value Management

Business management recommendations based on Project Management methodologies as well as technical know-how for preventative and corrective actions in case of deviations from project baseline (Time, Cost and Quality)

Risk identification and appropriate mitigation in the format of a risk register

Generation of transparent and accurate project status reports

Resource Management, recommendations for the Resource Breakdown Structure to support the project and subsequent monitoring methods

Consistent P&PM processes, methods and tools


Broad knowledge of Project Management principles, e.g. Project Structure, Methods of maintaining and reporting

Recognised Project Management Qualification required

Microsoft Software Package Awareness, e.g. Project, Access, Office