Military Officer Leadership Program

Recruiter
GE Aviation
Location
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1452515
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Sector
Aerospace
Job Type
Permanent
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Business:
    GE Aviation
Function:
    Business Leadership Programs
Role Summary/Purpose:
    The GE Aviation Military Officer Leadership Program (MOLP) transitions talented Military Officers into successful commercial industry leaders, by completing a challenging, structured leadership development program. In this role you will demonstrate and further develop your transferable skills gained from military service, and apply them to solve complex business and engineering problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.
Essential Responsibilities:
    The MOLP is a unique opportunity to work in three eight month rotations within the Avionics, Power and Propeller Systems teams. Qualified candidates are selected to start their careers in a two-year rotational training program, which includes on-the-job training, formal classroom training and coaching/mentoring by senior staff. As a MOLP, you may perform your rotations in several different functional or business areas; opportunities may include Engineering, Programs, Supply Chain, Sales, or Marketing assignments. Through these rotations you will develop broad business experience and exposure to GE Aviation and commercial industry. MOLP is offered only to those who have excelled in their military careers, and have a proven record of dealing with challenging, less defined, scopes of work as you will be expected to develop strategies and plans to succeed in a variety of business challenges. During this leadership program you will be expected to:
  • Utilize your skills and experience to execute business and/or engineering objectives, and effect short-term and long-term business goals
  • Provide leadership on assigned projects to ensure financial and/or contractual execution through established company procedures
  • Provide program/project management for production and/or engineering development programs/projects
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team, providing technical direction and drive, to satisfy project deliverables
  • Organize and support program and technical reviews with internal and external customers
  • Deliver professional, high quality results to customers by managing, expediting and influencing priority activities across our matrix organisation
  • Manage key business metrics (schedule, cost, etc.) for assigned projects, and generate regular program updates for internal management
  • Assist in sales campaigns for new and/or modified contracts and proposals
  • Perform marketing assessment of competitors, products and / or services for the Avionics market
  • Successfully transition into industry leadership by rapidly developing business and engineering leadership skills, within the commercial aerospace marketIn addition to the Cheltenham area, rotations could potentially be located in Cardiff, London, Southampton or Prestwick, Scotland.
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge
  • Commissioned Military OfficerApplications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf
Desired Characteristics:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent is preferred
  • Proven record of success throughout military career
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and eager to develop business acumen and master new roles
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to be accountable for actions
  • Ability to solve problems, delegate, and achieve difficult goals

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