United Airlines Senior Manager - Aircraft Inductions Projects in Chicago, Illinois


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Job overview and responsibilities

The Sr. Manager- Aircraft Inductions will be responsible for managing the induction process of aircraft into United’s fleet. This position will be responsible for providing direction, prioritization and structure to enable efficient implementation of aircraft induction projects.Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge, program management expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills to facilitate the identification and management of all interdependencies and areas of risk. Will adhere to the UA Program Management Life Cycle (PMLC) framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable.

  • Lead and manage induction projects, both tactical and strategic, including define, measure, analyze, improve, and control as needed to deliver measurable results

  • Assist project stakeholders and research operational and performance data to provide statistics, trends, and reporting that inform leadership steering and decision-making


  • Undergraduate degree in business, technical, or aviation related discipline

  • 5+ years managing projects

  • Experience managing multiple large, complex projects across multiple functions

  • Proven expertise successfully managing business and technical resources under an integrated project plan to ensure the alignment of resources

  • Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership

  • Demonstrated experience delivering measurable business benefit through project execution

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in facilitating, delegating and motivating cross functional groups or activities

  • Exposure with change management/facilitation, enterprise communication and training

  • Highly organized, and the ability to multi-task competing priorities

  • Provide leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams

  • Experience with process/system mapping and analysis

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through

  • Demonstrated successful project delivery using fundamentals of PMBOK practices/methodologies


  • Lean Six Sigma certification

  • Advanced degree

  • Project Management (PMI) Certification

  • Demonstrated successful execution using SDLC, PMLC, DMAIC or DFSS methodology

  • Experience in aviation related projects or aircraft modification related


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance