Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 11-Mar-2019 to 28-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Site Security Manager (ASSM) will be responsible and accountable to assist in defining and implementing Site Security plans specifically at FAL USA and future CSALP locations. The ASSM's primary role is to protect site integrity, people, processes, and assets including information, establish and assess vulnerabilities as related to corporate risks. The ASSM shall establish mitigation factors and plans which aid in the identification of risks and the security domain environment specific to FAL USA and CSALP as well as the means and controls to appropriately address each circumstance of need or finding.

Based in Airbus Americas, Inc. the ASSM will assess, analyze, and interpret the threat environment across the region as it pertains to real and perceived external challenges to Airbus' business lines. Through detailed planning, the role will promote a threat to business and risk-aware culture through the development and implementation of efficient security and regulatory practices, while remaining consistent with Airbus culture and policies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Initiate and Plan Programs:
  • Ensure compliance with State, Federal, Airport and Transportation Security Administration (Aviation and Transportation Safety Act - ATSA) legislature and all regulatory requirements as required and with those specific to the Deputy Sector/Site.
  • Specific knowledge of TSA Security Programs to ensure programs are compliant and meet TSA program requirements.
  • Key knowledge of the Department of Homeland Security on airport security requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Plan and manage the operational security budget at Deputy Sector/Site level (Opex and Capex) in coordination with Country Security Manager.
  • Manage and develop security employees in the following functions: guarding, surveillance, reception, remote surveillance, security administration, office security services, monitoring activities (anti-intrusion, video, access control system etc.) transport, aviation & maritime security.
  • Manage internal and external security staff of 30 plus employees to ensure compliance with all Airbus policies, local, federal, airport and TSA requirements.
  • Overall responsibility for surveillance (audit) activities for the Deputy Sector/Site.
  • Implement and communicate the Airbus security policies, directives and procedures issued, and supporting Airbus Company Security tools.
  • Centralize the security-related actions and events, and inform the Deputy Sector/Site Management, the Country Operational Security Manager and Corporate Security of them, and establish the related operating reports including specific and common Security KPIs.
  • Ensure communication at Deputy Sector/Site level of the Airbus security awareness campaign and extend it to address local needs.
  • Overall responsibility for Deputy Sector/Site preparation for the possibility of catastrophic events, or related significant security incidents.
  • Ensure that all Airbus classified information and assets are safe-guarded and handled in accordance with Airbus security directives.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the assets, industrial processes, logistics and supply chain of the Deputy Sector/Site and develop a strong relationship with Deputy Sector/Site management and key vendors/service providers.
  • Coordinate all activities with local official external security services to enhance the level of security of the Deputy Sector/Site by aligning contingency, protection and intervention plans.
  • Ensure that security risks are managed and resulting processes are in place to sustain security risk management and ensure security events are managed, reported, investigated, assessed (impact and root causes), and that corrective and preventive actions are taken and recorded.
  • Ensure emergency and contingency planning exercises are scheduled, completed and recorded. In case of major events/disaster lead the emergency and contingency first response operations.
  • Conduct employee security awareness training such as Hostile Worker identification, Active Shooter, and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Position requires an extensive knowledge of security systems, local and federal laws as well as TSA, Department of Homeland Security and FAA regulations.
  1. Oversee Program Governance:
  • Develop program scope, definition, and approval.
  • Set metrics and targets.
  • Manage program definition and approval.
  • Manage annual operating budget and execute mission within budget.
  • Coordinate and consolidate the Crisis Management policy, directives and best practices with all Crisis Management Liaison Officers across all company Deputy Sector/Sites.
  1. Manage Program Teams & Stakeholders:
  • Identify Stakeholders and manage expectations.
  • Collect and document stakeholder requirements.
  • Work effectively with Deputy Sector/Site leadership and other stakeholders such as HR, Finance, IT, and Legal to address security requirements and concerns.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts.
  • Communicate program expectations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate, supervise, and recognize program team members.
  • Maintain program support through interaction with senior leaders to ensure adequate resources for crisis management operations.
  • Organize and run annual Crisis Management workshop: Disseminate /cascade information on program (changes, updates) to the liaison officers from all locations.
  1. Execute, Monitor and Control:
  • Track program milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Manage training and exercise programs.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with local law enforcement locally, with oversight of other locations in North America.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Master's Degree Preferred


  • 5+ years of equivalent work experience required, to include Program Management and business continuity planning.


  • Business Continuity or Crisis Management Certification Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Understanding of Crisis Management, knowledge of industry best practices, and strong networking skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, time-management, leadership and strategic thinking skills.
  • Adaptable, innovative and detail oriented.
  • Disciplined to solve complex problems, with the ability to resolve issues and drive solutions that create win-win situations.
  • Effective, versatile and results-oriented leadership and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting business impact analysis and vulnerability assessments for facilities, people, processes and technology.


  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Strong ability to network and interact with colleagues, peers, and senior executives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including an ability to use tact and diplomacy with people at all levels to get actions accomplished.

Travel Required:

  • 15-20% Domestic and International

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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