Senior Project Coordinator

July 23 2022
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence , Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Program management, Project, Project Management, Business Analysis
Ottawa, ON

AirPro SAR Services is a joint venture between Airbus Defense and Space and PAL Aerospace, fully dedicated to the successful operation of Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) program. A Canadian company, AirPro provides day to-day management of all in-service support subcontractors through service level agreements for the provision of engineering, logistics, maintenance, training, IT systems, infrastructure and materiel support throughout the product life cycle.

We are currently looking for a Sr Project Coordinator to join the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Ottawa region. As a member of the PMO, the Sr Project Coordinator will continue to establish the operating rules for the company as well as support procurement activities.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and update program milestones and deliverables
  • Risk management activities to support PMO
  • Liaison between Services PMO and AirPro, in progress monitoring and reporting of all Program activity and risks register
  • Contribute to schedule and cost performance reports (i.e. Earned Value Management SPI/CPI indicators)
  • Review risk and schedule impact of changes to the program for plans and deliverables including mitigation of economic and contractual timeline deviations, risks, and customer concerns
  • Report all cost estimates and scheduled reporting requirements
  • Develop Cost Modelling to capture costs associated with initial set-up, transition, and steady state including capturing all costs from all cost centres
  • Consolidate dashboard and FWSAR Program reporting, including risk, claims and change management
  • Support procurement for the flow down of tracking and reporting requirements to subcontractors
  • Support the Procurement Manager to respect milestones and delivering on time, on cost and on quality for supplied products and/or services in line with requirements
  • Ensure that any selected supplier fulfils specific Canadian regulations and in particular the TAM (Technical Airworthiness Manual)
  • Support any future FWSAR Services related bids & proposals by coordinating the Airbus Defence and Space Procurement and Supply Chain inputs and supporting the Commodities in negotiations with local suppliers
  • Support the Multi-Functional Teams (MFTs) to report on FWSAR Program tender evaluations, supplier selections and negotiations
  • Prepare, submit and regularly update cost analyses detailing Supply Management commitments (products prices plus procurement effort)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in a project coordination or project management role on a large and complex program
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, Finance, Statistics, or Engineering
  • Experience with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is considered an asset
  • Proven experience in preparing reports (such as cost and schedule performance) from Project Management applications
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications and Microsoft Project
  • Experience supporting the procurement and supply chain function is essential
  • Experience with MindManager is considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Agile and adaptable in a dynamic environment
  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Valid passport and the ability to travel internationally for training and meetings as required
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain secret level security clearance requirements

What AirPro offers you:

  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs
  • Opportunities for growth

For more information on AirPro SAR Services head to

AirPro is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you

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