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37 days agoAirbus

BIOMASS Project Controller

  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)

Job description

Job Description:

This is an exciting role where you will work with many functional leads and stakeholders across the UK, Germany and France.

This Project Controller role will be in the Biomass project. Biomass is an Earth Observation satellite, designed to measure the mass of carbon stored in the Earth’s rainforests, where previously estimations have been used. The purpose of the mission is to more accurately understand the planet’s carbon pool to provide support to United Nations treaties such as deforestation, forest degradation and emissions.

The role will be to manage this specific programme: profit & loss, cash, working capital, and earned value - together with business stakeholders by providing data analyses and proposing improvement actions if needed. The role will also require you to support proposals & commercial deals.

Who we are looking for

Being a Program/Project Controller requires a robust business understanding, a feeling for numbers and solid social skills to be able to manage your stakeholders in adversity towards the best business decisions for the company. The role is challenging in its complexity and has to be undertaken by somebody who is capable to understand the people, the product and the numbers. You will work with the project team and be embedded in the Finance community. A high level of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, conflict management skills, persistence, and assertiveness are required to master this business partnering role.

How will you contribute?     

As a Program/Project Controller, you will be a vital part in the Finance community and the project organization. As a challenging Business Partner, you will contribute substantially to managing the profit & loss of the project. You will gather and provide data to enable educated decision making on management level and give visibility about performance vs. targets.

·  Highlight and analyse discrepancies and propose actions to optimize financial and operational performance.
·  Collaborate and challenge your business partners from all directorates (e.g. Project Organization, Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Sales and other Finance departments). 
·  Support key change decisions in the project (business cases, rate adaptation, major modifications etc.).
·  Manage the financial aspects of the project contracts including cash, risk and opportunity management. During bid phases, you will be in charge of all financial aspects in contractual amendments and the acquisition of additional orders while meeting the required profitability targets.
·  Management accounts of Contractual change notes CCN and Estimate at Completions EAC
·  Management reporting

Experience / qualifications

·  Project controlling experience or a transferable financial background
·  CIMA or ACCA qualified is desirable
·  SAP experience beneficial
·  Large / Matrix / transnational organisation experience

What Airbus Can Offer You

·  A competitive salary with annual profit share
·  an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
·  Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company.
·  A hybrid working pattern with flexibility to work from home or at the office.
·  Flexible hours - 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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.

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Contract Type:
Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Experience Level:
Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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