Leading the way in Aerospace, Defence, Transport and Security.
Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world.

We trace our origins in Australia back to the 1890s and are a premier provider of systems, products and services in both commercial and defence areas.

Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles, naval support services and integrated communications solutions for defence through to air traffic management systems, cyber security solutions and transport systems for the commercial sector. Thales in Australia capabilities are recognised by customers who not only require superior equipment, but the systems integration, prime contracting and through life support expertise that boost their competitive edge

Thales is one of the Australian Defence Force’s most trusted partners and is one of Australia's leaders in research and development. We have strong affiliations with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as well as leading tertiary institutions in Australia. Research and development is our company’s lifeblood, and we build on that to create, manufacture and support a wide range of truly innovative products.

Thales has access to local skills and resources, and a global reach to a parent company with vast international capabilities. At every step of the value chain, Thales plays a pivotal role in making the world a safer place.
3,200
employees spread accross the country
$A1+
billion revenues in 2015
$A1.6
billion worth of exports in last 10 years
100
year history in Australia
9
sites with more than 100 employees

News

  • New Thales helicopter simulator receives highest-level certification
    Thales's new AW139 helicopter full flight simulator at Brisbane airport has just received Level D certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) - the first helicopter simulator to achieve this recognition in Australia.

Activities

  • Aerospace
    Thales Australia specialises in avionics and electronics for the aerospace domain, and is a leading edge provider of airspace control and security solutions for the commercial and defence sectors.
  • Defence
    Thales is a strategic industrial partner of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and major defence operations around the world.
  • Security
    Thales Australia offers integrated security, communications, and safety management solutions for the national security, defence, transportation and infrastructure industries.
  • Transportation
    Together with our customers we innovate to deliver greater productivity, optimising operations and performance, maximising asset utilisation.

57 matching job(s)

  • C4I Integral Computing System (ICS) Team Lead
    Regular Employment - Australia

    Together. Safer. Everywhere

    Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world Thales Australia continues to develop and deliver complex systems and solutions that push the boundaries of technological excellence. 

    The Protected Vehicles domain is founded on the development, production and support of Protected Vehicles. The Protected Vehicles are manufactured in Bendigo, Victoria with a support facility located at Eagle Farm in Brisbane, Queensland that is managed by the Services and Support function. The Protected Vehicle product and services range includes Bushmaster and Hawkei Protected Vehicles, survivability enhancement kits, engineering support services and vehicle maintenance and repair. 

    We are currently seeking applications from experienced and enthusiastic candidates for the C4I ICS Team Lead. The purpose of this role is focused on integrating the ICS solution into the Hawkei platform, as well as a range of C4I Mission Systems that may be requested by the customer alongside providing technical leadership for the development of Integral Computing System applied to Vehicle Electronic Architectures/C4I, including EMI and EMC performance, Co-site antennas, Weapon systems and Tactical equipment. 

    Key Skills and Experience

    • Engineering degree qualification 
    • Experience with C4I Systems in military platforms
    • Experience in the specification of and integration of cables into military platforms
    • Demonstrated knowledge of C4I Systems, EMIC & Tempest
    • Experience of application of electrical engineering principles in a product development environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and in a project management environment.


    This is an integral role within Hawkei Program, if you you are interested in this opportunity and have the experience above, please apply online now.

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  • Director of Engineering, Research & Technology
    Regular Employment - Australia

    Together we create the systems of tomorrow

    Join us as an Engineering Leader to help shape this creativity


    Rydalmere or Canberra based.

     

    We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in the defence sector with our leading research and development capabilities. Our customised solutions enable defence and security officials to react quickly and with clarity. We innovate through teamwork across borders. We need agility and the best talent working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale projects. As our people grow with us, they can see our definition of teamwork expand every day – with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and a strong customer focus

     

    Thales in Australia is a diversified company operating across both defence and non-defence markets, including secure ICT, air traffic management, military systems integration and ground transportation. In many of these markets Thales’s competitive position is based on mastery of technology and engineering. Due to growth we are looking for a Engineering Director to join our Ground Transportation and Secure Communications team to oversee the Engineering components across the following activities

     

    •             delivery of revenue collection, information and supervision systems to transport system operators,

    •             support and evolution of Command and Intelligence Systems used by the Australian Defence Force (ADF),

    •             design, delivery and support of other C4ISR solutions, in the Land and Maritime sectors.

     

    As the Director Engineering, Research & Technology you will have the following responsibilities in respect of Engineering:

     

    •             Vision and Competitiveness – you will develop the engineering vision for the Business Unit and ensure that it aligns with that of Thales Australia and the Global Business Lines. You will also ensure that the Engineering Performance of the business aligns with the broader priorities set by the Global business

     

    •             Skills – As the Engineering Leader for the business you will assess the engineering skills within the team and prepare a skills development plan for the training, coaching, mobility and recruitment of engineering staff

     

    •             Engineering Accountability - you will define who is in charge of the project engineering architecture roles : System architect and disciplines architects. You will also ensures the efficiency of delivery to the organization is optimized.

      

    To be successful in this role you will have a strong track record in the delivery of large scale engineering programmes either within the transportation or defence sectors. You will be able to demonstrate exemplary skills in the design and delivery of complex engineering systems, have the leadership skills to develop and inspire engineers at all levels and be prepared to be the face of Thales Engineering for the business units to both clients at the wider engineering community.


    Applicants should be eligible to apply for Australian defence security clearance.


    If you are looking for your next challenge and think that guiding the development of a team that is advancing the frontiers of innovation is for you, then apply online now.

     

    Thales . . .Together we create the systems of tomorrow . . . join us.

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    • Utilise your proven experience as a systems safety engineering professional
    • Protected Vehcile | Hawkei focus in this pivotal role
    • Permanent role, rewarding salary package + benefits
    • Relaxed lifestyle; Bendigo, Victoria location
    About Thales Australia
    Together. Safer. Everywhere.

    Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world. Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles and integrated communications solutions for defence through to security solutions and systems integration for the commercial sector.

    Thales Protected Vehicles exists to develop protected mobility vehicles, developing specialised products to meet specific requirements not catered for elsewhere. Our manufacturing, engineering and design operations are based in Bendigo, Victoria and we also have a major support facility in Brisbane, Queensland. Our products include the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle, the recently developed Hawkei, survivability enhancement kits, engineering support services and vehicle maintenance and repairs.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Hawkei Systems Engineering Lead within our Protected Vehicles team, you will provide subject matter advice and engineering services to supporting the development of Hawkei, the next generation of protected mobility vehicle. Working closely with a variety of technical stakeholders, you will utilise your skills and experience as you partner with others in understanding customer requirements to provide technical solutions in systems safety. 

    Key Responsibilities
    • Performing safety assessments and developing system safety programs
    • Working closely with engineering stakeholders to ensure safety related requirements are met
    • Developing verification plans that adequately demonstrate safety objectives and requirements have been met
    • Conducting hazard analysis in line with preferred processes, standards and best practices
    • Effectively communicating with engineering resources to develop risk mitigations to hazards
    • Working closely with design teams to implement safe system architectures and develop assurance practices that ensure product compliance to applicable hardware and software system safety standards
    • Providing subject matter expertise in the support of various safety and design reviews and meetings
    • Managing external subcontractor participation and auditing associated system safety programs 
    Skills and Experience
    • Appropriate tertiary qualification with demonstrated experience in a systems safety and/or a systems engineering capacity 
    • Previous experience managing a safety program
    • Experience in Defence system safety programs in accordance with relevant standards, especially MIL-STD-882
    • Knowledge of functional safety standards including IEC-61508, IEC-61511 and ISO-26262
    • Ability to conduct Quantitative Risk Assessments using RAM Engineering methods
    • The ability to assess crash and blast protection measures of heavy vehicles and to conduct complex operation and support hazard analysis for vehicle operation and maintenance
    • Experience in developing and maintaining a hazard log and developing SOFARP justification and mitigation measures
    • Working knowledge of system safety tools and techniques including Fault Tree Analyses, Event Tree Analysis, Goal Structured Notation, SWIFT, HAZOP AND safety Instrumented System design
    • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering software tools such as RAM Commander and Windchill
    • High level interpersonal, organisation and communication skills
    • Demonstrated report writing skills with a high attention to detail
    Special Requirements: Must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance and access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

    Be part of something big – apply now to showcase your skills and join the team.

    Thales Australia
    Together. Safer. Everywhere.

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  • Systems Safety Engineer
    Regular Employment - Australia
    About Thales Australia
     

    Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world. Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles and integrated communications solutions for defence through to security solutions and systems integration for the commercial sector.

     
    About the Role
     

    As part of the Thales Australia Safety Engineering Group, you will primarily undertake system safety programs and conduct safety engineering activities across various Thales Maritime programs.  The main business unit supported will be Maritime, however support is often required for other Thales business units consisting of Avionics (AVS), Ground Transport Systems (GTS), Secure Communications and Information Systems (SIX), Protected Vehicles, Armaments, Optronics (Land) and Air Traffic Management (ATM).

     

    This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of diverse team of Safety and Human Factors experts working on a complex and diverse range of safety programs with internal and external customers. In return Thales offers you ongoing training, a collaborative working environment with interesting projects and career development.

     
    Some of the key responsibilities for the role include:
    • Manage and develop  the system safety program during the bid phase.
    • Manage the safety deliverables from external subcontractors in accordance with the contract and appropriate standards, which may include auditing and reviewing subcontractors’ system safety programs.
    • Conduct functional safety engineering activities for hardware and or software products development programs.
    • Derive safety requirements and ensure that they are adequately captured in functional, allocated and product baseline specifications.
    • Conduct appropriate hazard analysis campaigns commensurate with the processes, standards and best practices employed by specific industries and business domains. 
    • Work with designs teams and the Project Design Authority to implement system architectures and development assurance practices that eliminate or minimise risk to ensure product compliance to applicable hardware and software system safety standards. 
    • Chair System Safety Working Groups (SSWG) and Safety Review Boards (SRB) and Safety Workshops as appropriate.
     

    To be successful in this role you will have some if not all of the below:

    • Relevant tertiary qualification (Systems Safety / Engineering / Engineering / Human Factors)
    • Significant experience in a similar systems safety focused role
    • Demonstrated knowledge across systems safety and knowledge of relevant tools / techniques and standards with experience of managing a safety program
    • Defence system safety programs in accordance with MIL-STD 882E, DefAust 5679 Issue 2.
    • Functional safety standards including IEC-61508, IEC 61511and ISO 26262 and EUROCONTROL “SAM” methodology
    • Software safety standards including DO-278/ED 109, ED-153, DO-178C
    • Working knowledge of system safety tools and techniques including Fault Tree Analyses, Event Tree Analysis, Goal Structured Notation, SWIFT, HAZOP, Safety Instrumented System design.
    • Passion for all things safety with an eye for detail and overall rigorous approach

    Special Requirements: Must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance and access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

     
    Showcase your skills, apply now and be part of something big.
     
    Thales Australia
    Together. Safer. Everywhere.

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  • Expressions of Interest: Configuration Management
    Regular Employment - Australia
    • Together We Take on the toughest engineering challenges
    • Our maritime business is growing in Darwin
    • Find out how you can join a truly global organisation

    We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Our customised solutions enable our customers and partners to react quickly and with clarity. We need agility and the best talent working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale projects. As our people grow with us, they can see our definition of teamwork expand every day – with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and a strong customer focus

    Our Maritime business offers Asset Management Services including repair, maintenance and in-service support for commercial and naval ships in Australia. We have recently been selected as the “Preferred Tenderer” for the Armidale In Service Support program in Darwin and will soon commence negotiations with the Commonwealth. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified professionals for the following positions:

    • Senior Configuration Officer
    • Configuration Officer

    You are an experienced professional ideally with in-service support within a naval organisation. It is essential that you are an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance and to access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. At Thales, we offer a competitive salary package, rewarding employee benefits, a true commitment to your professional development and many other opportunities that you would expect from a truly global organisation.

    Apply online now to find out more about the Thales Maritime business, the opportunities on offer and how Together We can grow your career.


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  • Together. Smarter. Everywhere.


    We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in the defence sector with our leading research and development capabilities.


    Thales people design solutions that enable two thirds of planes to take off and land safely and which protect 80% of the world’s payment card transactions.


    We innovate through teamwork and we can’t deliver the size and scope of projects that we work on without multidisciplinary teams of talented people who support each other daily. As people grow with us, they can see our definition of teamwork expand every day.


    We are currently looking for Senior Systems Engineers (either contract or permanent) to work with the latest technology supporting our Defence forces. 


    You will use your engineering expertise and strong track record in systems engineering to discuss and provide solutions to technical problems. This is a great opportunity for an experienced team leader to join a dynamic team and further enhance your career in engineering.


    Thales . . .Together we create the systems of tomorrow . . . join us!

     

    We offer a comprehensive and competitive remuneration package coupled with the opportunity to work in a leading global organisation with plenty of room to develop and grow.


    If you are looking for your next challenge working with a team that is advancing the frontiers of innovation is for you, then apply online now.


    Applicants must be Australian Citizens eligible to apply for (or have current) NV1 security clearance.


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  • • Together We Take on the toughest engineering challenges
    • Our maritime business is growing in Darwin
    • Find out how you can join a truly global organisation

    We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Our customised solutions enable our customers and partners to react quickly and with clarity. We need agility and the best talent working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale projects. As our people grow with us, they can see our definition of teamwork expand every day – with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and a strong customer focus

    Our Maritime business offers Asset Management Services including repair, maintenance and in-service support for commercial and naval ships in Australia. We have recently been selected as the “Preferred Tenderer” for the Armidale In Service Support program in Darwin and will soon commence negotiations with the Commonwealth. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified professionals for the following positions:

    • Engineering Manager
    • Document & Library Manager 
    • Platform Engineer
    • Naval Architect 
    • Electrical Technical Support Officer
    • Electrical / Electronic Engineer
    • Asset Maintenance Manager
    • Test & Trials Officer

    You are an experienced professional ideally with in-service support within a naval organisation. It is essential that you are an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance and to access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. At Thales, we offer a competitive salary package, rewarding employee benefits, a true commitment to your professional development and many other opportunities that you would expect from a truly global organisation.

    Apply online now to find out more about the Thales Maritime business, the opportunities on offer and how Together We can grow your career.

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