Software Project 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

Software Project Manager FuWES

About the team

Here at Thales, within Naval Engineering, the segment F126 delivers the systems and products needed to satisfy our F126 project. The FüWES cluster focusses on the development and delivery of our Combat Management System and integrated Fire Control System. It accounts for the complete development cycle of products and solutions: concept definition, system design, system integration and validation, up until the inclusion of delivery onboard the customer vessels.

About your future job

The Software Project Manager FuWES manages and coordinates internal multi-disciplined teams, which may include internal and external parties, performing a work package, and works with the Bid Manager / Project Manager and the Functional Manager for all aspects relating to his/her work package.

The main tasks are:

  • Lead all work package activities (including those related to risks & opportunities);
  • Reach objectives of the bid/ project regarding its technical, schedule, and financial aspects;
  • Be responsible for delivering the work package on time and at the defined cost and quality;
  • Be accountable for meeting the commitments and deliverables of his/ her work package;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the project objectives and customer satisfaction;
  • Contribute to the development and validation of the RACI.

Why you'd be a good match

  • Completed technical Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. For example, in Electronic Engineering, Science, Mathematics, similar;
  • Proven experience within the Software Engineering domain;
  • You have a clear sense of how to leverage your personality and experience to bring out the best in others and yourself;
  • You will set the direction, provide energy and connect with your team;
  • Good interpersonal and customer handling skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical issue on a high level;
  • Program management skills (IPMA-C or D is a plus);
  • Analytical and solution focused;
  • High level of creativity, initiative, pragmatism and persuasiveness;
  • Affinity with project/ products engineering;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English (Dutch and/or German is a plus).

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.


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 for Engineering Delivery, Lilian Lucas, via [email protected].

Please note that for this role, we only accept direct applications. Any contact from agencies or media sales will be disregarded.

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

  • Software Engineering
  • Program management
  • Analytical
  • Solution focused
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Customer handling
  • Interpersonal skills

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