Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Maintenance Project Manager - Basel

Last updated: 1 week ago
Expires: 1 week ago
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Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
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Job description

On behalf of our aircraft maintenance client in Basel, we are recruiting a Maintenance Project Manager.



  • Lead, monitor and manage assigned maintenance projects by active controlling to meet the given time frame and deadlines.
  • Have the operational responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Ensure that adequate work standards and procedures are established for assigned.
  • projects and constantly ensure their compliances and necessary improvements.
  • Ensure cooperation between all other departments and sections of the company to meet the deadline.
  • Develop work procedures and tools with the aim of improving the way the company handles heavy maintenance and minor modifications projects.
  • Support the Part 145 Maintenance and Part 21 Production Organisation in accordance with the applicable Airworthiness Authorities Regulations to improve projects efficiency and productivity and ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Ensure that the required administrative steps are taken care of and being followed to ensure adequate support as well as to guarantee fulfilment of all requirements of the Maintenance Organisation Exposition.
  • Must work in accordance with applicable procedure as per Design Organisation Exposition (DO-Handbook), Production Organisation Exposition (PO-Handbook), Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) and other Company Specifications.
  • Participate actively in the development of the company.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed during all activities.
  • Report to the Manager of Maintenance Project Management department.


  • Handle maintenance project from contract signature to A/C redelivery.
  • Be customer and internal focal point of contact before, during and after the project for all technical project related matters.
  • Make sure project preparation is handled properly and efficiently (manpower, slot, planning, critical path & tasks, internal communication, parts/kits ordering, tooling).
  • Prepare and lead pre-input, internal and customer project follow-up meetings.
  • Prepare, update and distribute Gantt chart with critical path and project milestones.
  • Dispatch Man-hours budget to production.
  • Assure that the project team has adequate resources for optimized results.
  • Manage A/C incoming phases and organize review with customers and shops to discuss incoming snags.
  • Coordinate activities on the project between all parties (customer, production, planning, purchasing, logistic, shops, engineering, 3rd party companies).
  • Support project team to identify smart and efficient solutions for unexpected and major findings having an impact on the schedule in order to maintain initial schedule or have the least possible delay.
  • Be cost controlling focal point of contact for project cost follow-up.
  • Support billing to issue final invoice prior A/C departure or as set in the contract (if required).
  • Monitor and ensure that the projects operational and financial targets are met.
  • Make sure project is delivered within budget, on time as per customer expectations.



  • Experience in a similar leading position and/or as Project Manager in the MRO environment.
  • Experience within the corporate / private aviation business would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years aviation experience with technical knowledge is required.
  • A degree in Aeronautical Engineering School or similar education is required.
  • Good understanding of the aerospace industry, OEMs, and the regulatory framework.
  • Good leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ambitious, amiable & excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Good Knowledge of MS-Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Office Project).
  • Current HF, FTS, EWIS, and Part 145 Continuation certification.
  • Fluent in English verbal and written.
  • Knowledge in French and/or German language would be an advantage.
  • Driving license