SENIOR PROJECT LEADER
Southwest Airlines - Dallas, TX

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Overview Date Posted:
6/18/13
Job Code:
427A
City:
Dallas
State:
TX
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Maintenance
Job Type:
Regular

Description WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT :

For all undertakings, understands, promotes, and supports the strategic goals of Maintenance and Engineering and Southwest Airlines.

Fosters and cultivates strong working relationships with Maintenance and Engineering Leadership.

Champions project management across Maintenance and Engineering.

Develops a strong understanding of the Maintenance and Engineering organization.

Sets an example as a committed, passionate Leader.

Coaches and mentors Team members and Project Managers.

For all projects, partners with a Business Owner to successfully plan and execute all project activities with a focus on driving the project, not owning it.

Works within, fulfills the requirements of, and continuously evolves the Maintenance and Engineering Project Management System.

Proactively and effectively manages the expectations of all Project Stakeholders with short, simple, and to-the-point communications.

Creates positive and collaborative relationships with all Stakeholders.

Provides weekly progress reporting and any supporting data.

Makes summary presentations to Maintenance and Engineering Leadership.

Provides attention to detail and high quality personal expectations.

Provides self-direction and self-motivation with a demonstrated work ethic.

Maintains very strong organizational skills.

Establishes and leads special teams as required to meet specific objectives or quickly resolve critical issues.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

Minimum Requirements BASIC QUALIFICATIONS :

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

EDUCATION (Level, and degree if applicable)

Bachelor's degree in aviation, business, engineering, or a related field (Required)

Classroom training in Project Management (Required)

WORK EXPERIENCE :

Two (2) or more years in project management for concurrent, cross-functional initiatives (Required)

Two (2) or more years in a Leadership role (Preferred)

Five (5) or more years in aviation/aerospace (Preferred)

Three (3) or more years experience in leading changes to business processes (Preferred)

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION :

PMP Certification or ability to obtain certification no later than the first six (6) months of employment (Required)

SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE :

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

High level of Customer Service

Teamwork oriented work style

Strong skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint

Basic knowledge of FAA certification requirements

Strong Project Management skills

Strong analytical skills with ability to apply a methodical and logical approach to problem solving

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Strong skills with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project

Strong analytical and reporting skills

Ability to report all issues in conjunction with a comprehensive correction action plan

Ability to build relationships, influence, and work with People from any group within Maintenance and Engineering or any other SWA department.

Ability to efficiently resolve issues as they arrive

Ability to simplify and summarize seemingly complex information to enable decisions by Maintenance and Engineering Leadership

Ability to write well structured documents with clear key messages, adapting language and tone to audience and situation

Ability to handle multi-tasking environment, meet deadlines, and work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues

Ability to succinctly define project requirements

Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS :

Job seekers must meet all basic qualifications to be eligible to become an applicant. To be hired, job seekers must also meet other qualifications listed below and successfully complete all steps in our hiring process. Basic qualifications include:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

Must be able to obtain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements.

Must carry a valid driver's license issued by the state in which the station is located.

Beyond the qualifications listed above, job seekers must also have the following qualifications and requirements:

Must successfully complete the evaluation and probationary period

Able to fluently read and write English

Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary, and sensitive information

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

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