Responsibilities for this Position

Basel, Switzerland


Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form. From one hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 4,000 employees, and some 50 locations worldwide. Aircraft Management, Aircraft Sales, Charter, Completions, Defence, FBO, Fixed and Rotary Wing Maintenance, and Staffing. Behind every seamless Jet Aviation experience, is a team of dedicated professionals perfecting the art of flight. The artisans of aviation. The craft that brings our customers' journey to life. In the hangar, on the ground, and behind the scenes. Enabling global flight, with passion.

In order to reinforce the team in Basel we are currently recruiting for a

Project Manager - Large Aircraft

Project Manager - Large Aircraft at Jet Aviation. You will act as the main point of contact towards the customer for all project related aspects such as project planning and monitoring, raising additional work requests due to defect findings or scope increase, tracking the financial performance of the project and releasing the AC to service. In addition, you will act as the liaison between the customer and supervisors, engineering, production, SCM and billing. With your hands-on mentality, you manage the project in a pro-active manner, finding the right balance between customer satisfaction and commercial performance of the project. You remain on top of regulatory requirement and work closely together with the supervisor to release the AC successfully to service.


Review the initial work scope with the upfront planning team and take over ownership of the project

Discuss the project work scope with the customer during the incoming meeting

Create GANTT chart for project execution management

Raise defects and scope increases to the customer via Additional Work Requests (AWR)

Investigate parts pricing from SCM or supplier websites

Track critical parts with the help of SCM

Open work orders in SAP

Issue project financial status report to customer on a regular basis

Track technical project progress and issue status report to the customer

Monitor project risk and identify mitigation strategies

Support production supervisors and leaders during the maintenance project

Control the hours and material budget of the project and perform regular review with supervisor and cost center manager

Work closely together with the billing department to prepare and issue the final project invoice

Track payments and financial status of the project and manage the financial release together with the finance department

Coordinate all required paperwork and documentation for the release to service of the AC (Job cards, work report, log book, etc.)

Manage customer disputes and escalate to the appropriate level as required


Bachelor's degree in functional area

At least 3 years of relevant work experience

Strong technical knowledge in aviation

Capacity to adapt to a challenging and fast-moving environment, with changing priorities and a heavy workload

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to set priorities / taking initiatives when needed

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Computer literate (MS Office, SAP, CMP, CAMP an advantage)

Fluent in English (French or German is an asset)

Customer service mentality

Desired Characteristics

Results driven - able to execute with high personal accountability and without supervision

Ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines

Profound business and financial acumen
If you are interested in a multicultural, challenging and innovative working environment and your profile matches our requirements, we are looking forward to receiving your online application (cover letter, CV).

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Jet Aviation, where individuals are hired, employed, recognized, and advance based upon their individual skills and abilities and without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), status as a protected veteran or any status or characteristic protected from employment discrimination under applicable federal, state and local laws (EEO status). This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, and opportunities for training and advancement.



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