Engineering Delivery Manager

Thales

Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 80% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Cheadle
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Cheadle, UK ⚠️

Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Engineering Delivery Manager

Base location : Cheadle, UK

We can offer a hybrid approach to office and remote working. We would expect 3 days per week as the standard days on Cheadle site.

At most, 15% travel required within Thales sites and sporadically for client meetings within the UK.

Are you hardworking individual with a can-do attitude? Do you want to develop your career by taking on a managerial role that offers the opportunity to drive a programme? Do you have good communication skills and enjoy helping the development of others? Got your interest? Then look no further…

What the role has to offer:

Opportunity to step up to an engineering management position. Good opportunity to learn in a different engineering domain. Be able to stretch your thinking by working on a challenging & complex programme.

About the team:

You will be managing a multidisciplinary team, including teams within Hardware, Software, Systems, Safety, and Cyber Security. This team works together on the delivery of sonar equipment. They are a close-knit team who are hardworking, helpful and enjoy working together on site.

Our Opportunity:

Your role as Engineering Delivery Manager would be to deliver on one of our sonar programmes, including being responsible for cost & schedule and fill fulling customer needs.

Your responsibility will be to provide the principle engineering delivery leadership, direction, decision authority and support to the programme or bid. As well as directing and managing, the Engineering team on project or bid to achieve company objectives in terms of programme schedule, financial and quality targets.

You will need to ensure that the Engineering Processes are applied correctly and appropriately on the project to company, legislative, regulatory and international standards.  Your role will include includes significant Management responsibility for engineering strategy and direction and may have direct line management responsibilities for staff on Project.

Applicants must be eligible to obtain UK SC Level Security Clearance without restrictions and be UK national.

About You:

You will have extensive multidisciplinary Engineering expertise, with specific knowledge of the domain, infrastructure, Systems Integration practices and the disciplines utilised on the project. Ideally would have worked within the defence sector.

You have ability to develop innovative and low risk practical engineering strategies to manage a complex project through its lifecycle.

Familiarity with Project management and delivery processes and practices, commercial acumen and a robust approach to budget and schedule control.

You would have previously worked in a multidisciplinary team as a Team Lead or Manager.

You will have strong analytical skills supporting logical, effective and timely decision-making.

You will have a strong appreciation of Safety and Safety Assurance within the Engineering discipline and Domain.

Strong knowledge & experience of full engineering life cycle.

It would be desirable if you have undertaken a manager role previously, again ideally within defence having previously worked on submarines or sonar equipment. However, if not, it is not essential and this role would therefore be a great opportunity for you to develop this part of your career.

What We Can Offer:

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Flexibility:

Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to have informal chat with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

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In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment,if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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Vacation varies by role but for many countries we offer 40 days of paid time off annually.

  • 40 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Most employees work hybrid remotely, working from home per week.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

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  • engineering
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Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project management
  • Engineering strategy
  • Systems Integration
  • Analytical skills
  • Safety Assurance
  • Budget control
  • Schedule control

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