Engineering Delivery Manager


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, Hengelo
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Hengelo, Netherlands ⚠️

Location: Hengelo, Netherlands

About your future job

The Engineering Delivery Management Role is focused on technical management of engineering activities. As an EDM, you will be responsible for building the team with the main focus on delivering of engineering. You will be working closely together with the WPMs, with the aim of creating goal-driven team(s) based on engineering earned value management. Within this scope, you and the System Engineering Architect are responsible for organizing the project, processes and deliverables within given time and money; the System Engineering Architect is technically responsible for the chosen solution, implementation and realization of this.

As Engineering Delivery Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Strong focus on Engineering delivery to achieve project on-time delivery and within budget;
  • Supporting the WPMs in executing their role within the project and engineering chain;
  • Building a team of WPMs with the same goals to create an efficient engineering chain conducting all engineering activities;
  • Taking project execution to the next level by developing project management skills and project processes;
  • Managing based on Program Engineering KPI’s.

You will have contact with various departments within the development departments, such as Radar Front-end, Software-, System-, Mechanical- & Electrical Engineering, but also with Supply Chain and Purchasing. In this role, you are reporting directly to the Head of Engineering Delivery.

Why you'd be a good match

  • Completed Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering;
  • You have proven Project Management experience within an Engineering Company (high tech), preferably you are also certified in IPMA, PMI or similar;
  • You are results-oriented, cost-conscious and you like to take initiative;
  • You work with a vision, and deal well with complex situations;
  • You have a “can-do” and “why-not-this” mentality:
  • You like to lead with integrity and engage stakeholders
  • You have a positive and cooperative mind-set, looking for what to improve in his own team instead of looking at defaults in other teams;
  • You have demonstrated excellent Project Management skills: scope, stakeholder, resource and risk management and able to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • You are enthusiastic, dynamic and have excellent communication skills.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas;
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills;
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe;
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance;
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it;
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs;
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.


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Diversity Statement

We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.


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Working Week

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

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Our Vacation Policy

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

Our Team

We're a team of 77k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • sales
  • business development
  • information technology
  • support
  • human resources
  • finance
  • operations
  • consulting
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Excellent Communication

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