Project Manager System Engineering


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

Project Manager CMS System Engineering

About the team

The  CMS Segment within our Naval organization is responsible for the development of Combat & Information Management Systems for naval vessels and their integration with sensor and weapons systems. These complex systems incorporate advanced solutions in the field of information processing, information management, user interaction and sensor and weapons control. As such, our TACTICOS Combat Management System offers essential support for missions ranging from combating piracy to defense against long-range missiles.

The CMS Engineering Competence Center of the CMS segment is responsible for the engineering and delivery of qualified software and hardware.

About your future job

As a Project Manager System Engineering, you will manage work packages for the System/Software Engineering activities related to the Software Product baselines TACTICOS. You are responsible for the definition of the Work Package (scope, budget, dependencies, risk, …) and the execution of it in the scrum teams. You have your project planning and administration in place and will report the progress of the Work Package to the Engineering Delivery Manager.

The Project Manager is a part of the Delivery Team that consists of a Lead Architect, Chief Product Owner, Quality Manager, Test Manager and the Engineering Delivery Manager.

The main tasks are:

  • Define and hand over the Work Package to the Scrum Team and ensure that you have a realistic planned project (Scope, Budget, Time);
  • Controlling the execution of your project;
  • Planning the upcoming work, having a global long-time capacity planning in place;
  • Reporting the progress of your work packages, escalating when needed;
  • Supporting teams in becoming well-performing agile software development teams working as part of a large-scale agile development project;
  • Managing the workload of the teams to ensure schedules are being adhered to;
  • Defining, monitoring, consolidating, and reporting on progress.

Why you'd be a good match

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor degree, preferably Computer Science or Information Technology;
  • Proven project management skills (IPMA, PMI degree is a plus);
  • You have a proven experience in an agile Software Engineering environment;
  • Experienced in leading teams and acting as a mentor to assigned staff; willing to engage and develop your team using collaborative work and challenging approaches;
  • You are result-oriented, with a strong focus on delivery on time and within budget;
  • You take initiative and are pragmatic;
  • You have good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical issues at a high level;
  • You are a good planner and organizer;
  • Ideally, you are fluent in both English and Dutch.

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 organization, 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 personalize 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.


Apply now! Click on the button below to upload your profile, and show your interest!

Questions? Reach out for more information to our Talent Acquisition Partner, Lilian Lucas, via [email protected].

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
  • 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
  • Agile software development
  • Team leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Planning and organizing
  • Budget management
  • Risk management
  • Reporting
  • Interpersonal skills

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