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Senior Project Manager


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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description


We're looking for a Senior Project Manager within Airbus Defence and Space in Corsham. You will join our Secure Communications group and will report to the Head of Project Management.

You will lead multi-discipline teams to deliver secure satellite and ground communications projects on quality, on time, on cost and to the complete satisfaction of partners, sponsors and customers.

This is an important role in a complex technical environment which requires an enthusiastic and experienced project manager. You must be comfortable managing a range of satellite communications equipment developments, terrestrial network (LAN/WAN) projects and satellite network management software developments.

You will join a team with an excellent track-record of developing people through training and personal development and you will be well supported in advancing your career within Airbus.

This is a full-time, permanent role based in at our Corsham site in Wiltshire.

You will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.


Your main tasks will include:

  • Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing of projects delivering complex secure communications infrastructure and services.
  • Manage projects following the Airbus project life-cycle standards. Note that the Airbus standards adopt the life-cycle guidance recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Manage the quality, cost and schedule performance of the project.

Your role will involve frequent UK and overseas travel for business.


We are looking for applicants with the following professional experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in project management, business management, or a relevant engineering discipline
  • Project management experience in communications, aerospace, space or defence industries
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) (you will undertake company sponsored PMI PMP training and examination if not already qualified)

In return, we can offer you all of this and more…

  • Exciting career development opportunities across our transnational, market leading company
  • An attractive company pension scheme
  • Airbus Group annual profit share
  • A growing range of additional benefits
  • Flexible working hours

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business; if you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the Recruitment Business Partner who contacts you.


This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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