Job Listing Description

Cabin Project Management Specialist

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Cabin Project Management Specialist, in Huntington Beach, CA.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Scheduling: 40%

  • Manage the Plateau Team WBS and OBS
  • Support the development and execution of governance methodology 
  • Manage the Plateau Team objectives, deliverable and associated timescales; measure recovery progress
  • Provide project management expertise to Plateau Team

 Performance Monitoring, Control, and Reporting: 40%

  • Coordinate between the Plateau Teamwork streams tracking actions, blockers, and task completions; Reinforce coordination between lavatory supplier and teams; Coordinate data and KPIs between, Plateau Team, cabin manufacturers and their suppliers and subcontractors
  • Extract and validate relevant and intelligent data from cabin suppliers (and supply chain) War Rooms and Command Centers for consolidation, recommendations, conclusions and presentations
  • Participate in progress meetings between cabin manufacturer to measure recovery progress
  • Provide the Recovery Team independent project management conclusions
  • Manage the drumbeat of "look ahead" activities to keep the Plateau Team focused
  • Facilitate recurring teleconferences with appropriate joint workgroups
  • Secure action logging is recorded by appropriate minutes of meeting

Risk and Opportunity Management: 20%

  • Manage Plateau Team risk and opportunities 

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • Bachelor's in a relevant field
  • Graduate level degree in Engineering, Project Management or similar preferred


  • 7+ years' experience leading complex, supply-chain focused projects
  • Aircraft development experience is preferred


  • PMP- Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Integration between teams (KPI development/Project Management Planning)
  • Scope management (Requirements, scope, work breakdown)
  • Time management (schedule development and tracking)
  • Cost (budget development and tracking)
  • Quality management specifically in the IAE/PW supply chain
  • Communication management
  • Risk and Opportunities management
  • Supply Chain management (supply chain capacity, yield, concessions...)
  • Stakeholder management (governance planning and reporting)

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Ability to adapt and use multiple forms of interaction styles to convince and/or persuade people/stakeholders to follow ideas and proposals

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • The Project Management Specialist should be skillful in Microsoft Excel, Project, and Powerpoint

Travel Required:

  • <10% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • The Project Management Specialist should be comfortable interacting within an office environment

Job Number: 1810094023
Job Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Duration: 18 months
Input Date: 12/03/2018
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
Address: 11828 W CENTRAL STE 100
City, State: WICHITA, KS 67212-5129
Phone: 316/729-1800
800 Phone: 800/333-8644
Fax Phone: 316/729-1857

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