AAR CORP Sr. Project Coordinator in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Sr. Project Coordinator

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 7866

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.

Job Description:

  • In this senior-level coordinator role, you will help to manage key IT and Digital projects and products, both internal and external.

  • You will provide customer use support for existing and new digital products.

  • Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of small-to-medium-sized projects.

  • Oversee most aspects of projects from both the Digital and IT portions of AAR’s business.

  • Establish scope, assign work, set pace, track progress, address blockers, escalate as needed, and achieve results.

  • Report status to management on each assigned project.

  • Support large projects assigned to others in the PMO team.

  • Design and populate other reports as needed.


  • Coordinate internal and external resources to the fulfillment of projects related to digital products for aviation customers as well as internal IT projects

  • Ensure that assigned agile projects are scored, tracked to velocity, and that releases are achieved as planned

  • Support the operational product owners for one or multiple customer-facing digital solutions, potentially spanning eCommerce, supply chain, customer facing portal for pool and repair programs

  • Document requirements, features, and functions in terms of updating user manuals

  • Support product owners and customers in product development and adoption

  • Ensure all waterfall projects are scoped, driven, documented, and completed on time

  • Ensure the right resources are allocated and effective

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project resources and engage leadership when necessary

  • Deliver project performance using contemporary methods, primarily but not limited to Agile

  • Manage and build strong relationships with all stakeholders

  • Constantly evaluate, mitigate, and minimize all project risks and blockers

  • Create appropriate project-level reporting for management

  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation

  • Track operational metrics and maintain project and related performance dashboards

  • Assist in the development and execution of several other reports and processes for PMO and governance initiatives

  • Use and continually develop PM and leadership skills

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • 1-5 years experience in project management, especially exposure to agile

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to foster strong relationships with others and exert influence over them; consensus-builder

  • Sharp, analytical skills; ability to create clarity amidst complex situations; must be able to gather disparate and incomplete information to determine cause and effect

  • Ability to develop and implement new ideas to improve processes

  • Experience developing online reports, dashboards, and automated reporting

  • Prior exposure to PM tools like Jira

  • A strong sense of teamwork and comfortable with change

  • Experience developing KPIs and related measures

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or ScrumMaster certification a plus

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience a plus


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through the career section on www.aarcorp.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran