For over 40 years, Thales UK has played a major part in Thales Group’s global vision: to make people, property and information safer and more secure.

We research, develop, manufacture and supply technology and services within the Aerospace, Defence, Security Transportation and Space sectors. Our effective and innovative strategies play a leading part in shaping the steady convergence of military and civil technologies for both domestic and export markets.

At Thales UK, we invest heavily in research and development to identify and address market needs before they arise. Our work is critical in protecting civil and military platforms as well as critical infrastructure from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks. We support countless transactions, journeys, missions and communications around the clock.
 
We have a strong emerging talent footprint and employ thousands of highly skilled engineers and technicians across the UK. With a total workforce of over seven thousand we operate out of twelve key locations as well as multiple customer sites.

We are working with our customers to create a safer world by providing tools needed to perform critical tasks through enhanced information gathering, decision making and communication.
 

Our work is at the forefront of safeguarding people and organisations in the UK, and across the globe

  • More than 130,000 passengers use Thales in-flight entertainment systems every day, equivalent to almost 50 million viewers per year
  • Thales secures the information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks
  • Thales provides the Royal Navy with the key situational awareness sensors and systems to allow the fleet to operate effectively at sea
  • Thales in the UK has a long history of exporting particularly in sonar, optronics and aerospace solutions
  • Almost every train in the UK is fitted with the Train Protection & Warning System provided by Thales, helping to keep our railways safer 

Together. Safer. Everywhere.

Key figures

6,500
Employees
12
Sites
£75m
R&D investment

Activities

  • Aerospace
    Thales provides advanced hardware and technology, plus extensive support and training, for all types of aircraft. We are a ‘first-tier’ partner for the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers.
  • Defence
    Thales UK works with air forces, navies and armies both in the UK and export market as a significant defence contractor and systems integrator, helping to equip almost every major platform in service or in development with the UK armed forces.
  • Security
    Thales UK is a recognised world leader in the design and supply of critical systems and resilient solutions that help governments, local authorities and civil operators protect citizens, sensitive data and infrastructure against complex threats.
  • Transportation
    Our technology and systems allow transport operators all over the world to implement complex upgrade and modernisation programmes, working collaboratively with us as a trusted partner.

Innovation in the UK

In many cases, we develop not just new technology but a whole new way of doing things.

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Corporate responsibility

For a company that's serious about acting responsibly, good intentions are simply not enough. Thales has recognised this for some time, progressively embedding corporate responsibility in all its business processes.

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195 matching job(s)

  • Senior Firmware Engineer
    Regular Employment -

    Optronics and Missile Electronics (OME) at Basingstoke sits within the Land & Air Systems Business (LAS) and is the UK’s sovereign provider of missile proximity sensors, fuzes and safety & arming units and opto-electronic systems used in a range of military applications. Employing appropriate hard and soft skills you will work in a group whose role is to provide the necessary firmware engineering design and analysis and expertise to develop products from specification through qualification and into service.

    The Firmware team are a small but experienced group of firmware engineers, seeking a new team member. The team offers experience of working on diverse projects in VHDL covering the full project lifecycle from requirements derivation and architecture development through to verification and validation of the designs. You should be experienced in design and/or verification in VHDL. Previous experience of military, safety critical or environmentally challenging projects would be beneficial.

    Key responsibilities

    • Embedded products architecting to produce reliable designs
    • FPGA/ SoC design in VHDL
    • FPGA / SoC verification in VHDL
    • Following the company design process


    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Essential

    • A degree or equivalent technical experience in a numerate discipline.
    • Firmware design or verification experience including a number of complex projects
    • Good understanding of the Mentor Graphics Modelsim and/or Questa Sim.


    Desirable

    • Experience of using Altera , Xilinx or Microsemi products including their associated toolsets
    • Experience of leading small teams
    • Experience of SoC designs
    • Experience of working in a systems engineering based project flow
    • Experience and some understanding of software with SoC design


    Note - We are moving office from Basingstoke to Green Park in Reading in early 2017

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  • Programme Manager
    Regular Employment -

    Thales teams deliver cutting-edge solutions to armed forces the world over. We are Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems. But our people don’t just work with incredibly advanced technology. The armoured vehicles we build can resist the full force of improvised explosive devices, while our avionics solutions control some of the world’s most iconic military aircraft. Together, our people make the world safer.

    Join our project team based in Glasgow as a Programme Manager. In this high-profile role, you’ll provide Programme Management leadership to ensure the successful delivery on a variety of bids and projects. The role will provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing technical management skills within the team. You will be working with a diverse range of customers and an international supply base, with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

    Key responsibilities

    • Actively manage both risk and opportunities
    • Manage a variety of projects and bids
    • Report to Management on the progress and performance of the project
    • Manage sub-contractors, ensuring flowthrough of customer requirements and supplier performance
    • Manage all project stakeholders; ensuring strong communications are established and maintained
    • Ensure a relevant Project Management Plan complete with resource plan fully maintained


    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • Customer-focused balanced with recognising the need for governance
    • Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong planning and delivery orientation
    • Experience in bids and projects
    • Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
    • IPMA/Prince/APM qualified and an Engineering or Business Degree/diploma would be advantageous.


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  • Senior Cyber Security Consultant
    Regular Employment -

    Thales is a global leader in cyber security products and services. Over 1,500 highly qualified cyber security experts handle national security in 50 countries, and critical information systems for over 100 clients. 80% of the largest banks, energy and aerospace organisations around the world rely on security delivered by Thales.



    With over 40 years of experience in Information Assurance and Security, Thales has an unrivalled understanding of the range of threats that UK and Global businesses and organisations face.



    As a senior cyber security consultant with Thales you will be working as part of a growing, professional team who are dedicated to providing professional consulting services in cyber security. You will share in the belief that securing people, property and information ensures business continuity and reputation.



    We are looking for experienced cyber security consultants who hold technical expertise in; assurance, governance & risk, compliance and cyber security strategy. You should have this coupled with experience in the development and management of a diverse portfolio of clients on a consultancy basis.

    In this role you will enable the provision of the Security and Information Risk Advisor service, across a range of business units, sites, projects or other change activities. You will work on assignments with non-standard security issues, operational environments, architectural patterns and/or complex supply chains.



    Your responsibilities include:

    • Select appropriate risk assessment techniques for use across the client programme.
    • Identify information risks which are systemic across the programme or business.
    • Understand and provide guidance on the threat environment.
    • Recommend implementation of new IA controls across the programme or enterprise to provide more cost effective risk mitigation in the long term and ensures these are traceable.
    • Contribute to the development of IA strategies, policies, guidance and awareness and aligns these with local risk management practices.
    • Integrate information risk management into programme risk management.
    • Manage security incidents escalated from a Security and Information Risk Advisor in accordance with applicable policies and standards.
    • Provide specialist information security advice to a range of customers who have a varied level of business responsibilities, utilising skills acquired through the CESG Certification for IA Professionals (CCP) scheme.
    • Plan and manages delivery of a security work programme.
    • Manage or supervise Security & Information Risk Advisors.
    • Must be flexible and be prepared to work on a variety of customer sites and locations as the business demands.

     

     

    You will:

    • Use your advanced analytical and problem solving skills to help protect some of the UK’s most valuable assets from the cyber threat.
    • Advise and consult for our valued clients on a broad range of cyber security and information systems security matters.
    • Deliver expertise in cyber security, information systems security, vulnerability assessments, risk assessments and related areas to reduce the threat of cyber-attack.
    • Create enduring loyal customers through delivery of excellent customer service and a personalised experience.
    • Formulate proposals and deliver professional advice to a broad variety of stakeholders, maintaining a view on ‘what matters most’ to ensure our valued clients receive both timely and appropriate advice to realize the full benefits of our unique consulting services.
    • Identify, qualify and capture consulting opportunities through your network of professional contacts.
    • Develop B2B professional consulting sales through actions ranging from pre-sales to final stages of sales including lead generation, prospecting, account management, bidding and winning contracts.
    • Contribute to our dynamic, inclusive, driven team while successfully managing multiple engagements.

     

     

    Key Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience in Consulting/Professional services.
    • Previous Cyber Security Consulting experience in both Private and Public sectors.
    • Ability to write concisely in a customer focused manner.
    • Working with challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
    • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and excellent time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage high volumes of work.
    • Proven organisational ability and team player.
    • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent standard of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
    • Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels.
    • Knowledge of standard security operating processes and procedures.
    • Pro-active self-starter.
    • Customer focused.
    • Flexible (likely that you will need to work outside core hours).
    • Self-sufficient.

     

     

    Desirable:

    • CESG Certified IA Professional in one or more role.
    • Related Degree or Qualification.
    • Proven experience in the cloud security marketplace.

     

     

    Salary:

    Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including annual bonus, healthcare and pension.

     

    Security Clearance:

    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.


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  • Senior Cyber Security Auditor
    Regular Employment -

    Thales is a global leader in cyber security products and services. Over 1,500 highly qualified cyber security experts, handle national security in 50 countries, and critical information systems for over 100 clients. 80% of the largest banks, energy and aerospace organisations around the world rely on security delivered by Thales.



    With over 40 years of experience in Information Assurance and Security, Thales has an unrivalled understanding of the range of threats that UK and Global businesses and organisations face.



    We are looking for a blend of skills to add value to our cyber security practice, and we offer successful candidates an opportunity to play an important role in contributing to the protection of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure and protecting the business and personal information held by a wide variety of other Thales customers. We expect our people to deliver on promises, hold high levels of integrity and perform through teaming. If this is how you operate, we want to hear from you.



    This is a fantastic opportunity for you if you have extensive experience and/or a degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science or Information Systems, coupled with working in a consulting environment as an Information Security or Systems Auditor, IA or IT Auditor.

     

     

    Key tasks and responsibilities:

    In this role you will lead audit activity to meet complex audit objectives and you will take responsibility for the audit findings.

     

    Day-to-day tasks include:

     

    • Lead audits assessing compliance with IA policies or standards across an organisation or business unit; e.g. IA maturity assessments, compliance with ISO 27001, departmental standards, relevant industry or private sector schemes.
    • Identify opportunities for greater business benefits through improvements of controls.
    • Provide supervision and guidance to IA auditors they are assigned to lead and takes responsibility for their audit findings.
    • Develop audit plans to meet audit objectives and takes responsibility for their delivery (and seeks to refine and improve these to maximise benefits).
    • Lead audits to identify improvement needs and assess the management of information risk across the organisation or business unit.
    • Report and justify audit findings to clients with minimal supervision.
    • Review the effectiveness of information risk management.
    • Must be flexible and be prepared to work on a variety of customer sites and locations as the business demands.

    Skills required:

    Essential:

    • Previous experience in Consulting/Professional services in a Cyber Security Auditor role.
    • Ability to write concisely in a customer focused manner.
    • Working with challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
    • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and excellent time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage high volumes of work.
    • Proven organisational ability and team player.
    • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent standard of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
    • Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels.
    • Knowledge of standard security operating processes and procedures.
    • Pro-active self-starter.
    • Customer focused.
    • Flexible (likely that you will need to work outside core hours).
    • Self-sufficient.

    Desirable:

    • CESG Certified IA Professional in one or more role.
    • Related Degree or Qualification.
    • Proven experience in the cloud security marketplace.

    Salary:

    Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including annual bonus, healthcare and pension.



    Security Clearance:

    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.

     

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  • Senior Cyber Security Architect
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    Thales is a global leader in cyber security products and services. Over 1,500 highly qualified cyber security experts handle national security in 50 countries, and critical information systems for over 100 clients. 80% of the largest banks, energy and aerospace organisations around the world rely on security delivered by Thales.



    With over 40 years of experience in Information Assurance and Security, Thales has an unrivalled understanding of the range of threats that UK and Global businesses and organisations face.



    As a senior security architect with Thales you will be working as part of a growing, professional team who are dedicated to providing professional consulting services in cyber security. You will share in the belief that securing people, property and information ensures business continuity and reputation.

    We are looking for experienced security architects who hold technical expertise in; secure systems design, assurance, governance & risk, compliance and cyber security strategy. You should have this coupled with experience in the development and management of a diverse portfolio of clients on a consultancy basis.



    This is an opportunity for you to support Thales’ clients to survive and thrive in a difficult Cyber Threat environment by providing business focussed technical guidance to organisations to combat these threats. This position will report to the Cyber Security Capability Lead to undertake Cyber Security architect and consultancy tasks for customers in the MoD, Government and Enterprise markets.

     

     

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    In this role you will enable the design and implementation of secure IS architectures. You will be responsible to a project or product for all the responsibilities of a Security Architect plus:

    • Identify information risks that arise from proposed  solution architectures.
    • Design alternate solutions to mitigate identified information risks.
    • Ensure that alternate solutions or countermeasures mitigate identified information risks.
    • Apply 'standard' security techniques and architectures to mitigate security risks.
    • Develop new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices.
    • Provide consultancy and advice to customers on IA and architectural problems.
    • Supervise Cyber Security Architects reporting to them.
    • Stakeholder management & development of customer relationships.
    • Provide support to the System architect to derive the high-level system security requirements.
    • Provide interpretation of Security threat analysis and derived security requirements and their interpretation into appropriate security architectures, consistent with the risk profile and cost baselines given.
    • Undertake system architectural analysis and detailed security design.
    • Work Package creation, estimation, planning & tracking.
    • Create Systems Engineering documentation as per Thales SYS-EM methodology.
    • Create security documentation in accordance with appropriate standards (e.g. JSP-440, HMG National Security Standards and guidelines ( IS1 / IS2 etc ), SPF, ISO 27001)
    • Communicate with suppliers / sub-contractors to gather and evaluate evidence of security compliance.
    • Support ITT / PQQ and Bid responses.
    • Must be flexible and be prepared to work on a variety of customer sites and locations as the business demands.

    Skills required:

    Essential:

    • Previous experience in Consulting/Professional services in a Cyber Security Architect role.
    • Ability to write concisely in a customer focused manner.
    • Working with challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
    • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and excellent time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage high volumes of work.
    • Proven organisational ability and team player.
    • Excellent  communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent standard of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
    • Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels.
    • Knowledge of standard security operating processes and procedures.
    • Pro-active self-starter.
    • Customer focused.
    • Flexible (likely that you will need to work outside core hours).
    • Self-sufficient.

     

    Desirable:

    • CESG Certified IA Professional in one or more security architect roles.
    • Related Degree or Qualification.
    • Proven experience in the cloud security marketplace.

    Salary:

    Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including annual bonus, healthcare and pension.

     

    Security Clearance:

    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.

     

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  • Purchasing Administrator
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    Thales technology makes it possible for two thirds of planes to take off and land safely. Thales also protects 80% of the world’s payment card transactions and is Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics. Beyond that our people have made London’s Jubilee and Northern Lines 20% more efficient and have delivered more than 300 air defence radars in 26 countries. We’re a leading name in our markets and a diverse, constantly evolving organisation. Join us.

    As the Purchasing Administrator in our Crawley office, you will undertake the completion of internal CECC (Commodity Export Classification Certificate) forms, arranging completion of supplier CECC forms in timescales that suits the business, so that delays to the customer are minimized. Facilitate throughput of data and completion of export control documentation in line with Thales export control process. You will also provide support to the planner buyers as required.

    Key responsibilities

    • Using Thales defined process complete internal CECC forms against legacy product using data obtained from internal systems, the internet and through supplier research.
    • Request completion of signed supplier CECC forms where none exist
    • Search Parts Master database to confirm part status
    • Co-ordinate activities between Service Centre and Business line.
    • Manage and obtain Bill of Materials Export Control data
    • Co-ordinate, provide support and information to Export Control department as required.
    • Ensure availability of appropriate documentation.
    • Create and run Excel Spreadsheets to manage the data obtained.
    • Be the central point of focus for all CECC activity with the Service Centre Purchasing team.
    • To assist members of the Service Centre Purchasing team with other administrative tasks as may arise from time to time.
    • Engage and communicate efficiently with internal customers and other functions as necessary.
    • Comply with export control guidelines and policies
    • Maintain an ethical approach to tasks and relationships in accordance with relevant Thales policies.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • Understanding of Purchasing and Supply Chain policies and procedures would be desirable
    • Knowledge of and ability to use, on line integrated purchasing systems advantageous
    • Good levels of literacy and numeracy, together with IT, customer service and communication skills.
    • Understanding of Export Control processes and controls desirable but not essential.
    • Experienced in using appropriate Microsoft Office tools.
    • Good communication and presentation skills
    • Interpersonal, internal and external
    • Self-Starter with well-developed organisational skills

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  • Project Manager
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    Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has more than 40 years’ experience in designing, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Using some of the world’s most sophisticated technologies, we meet the needs of a variety of commercial, government, scientific and security customers. Our teams create the technology to monitor our oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. We also supply the International Space Station and, as such, play a pivotal role in exploring the universe.

    As a Project Manager based in our Harwell office, your leadership will ensure the successful delivery of projects, products, technology demonstrations and bids, relating to system studies or flight units which capitalise on Pan-European expertise and heritage. You’ll provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing management and technical skills within the team. Excellent opportunity to join at the start of a growing business, shape your career and be a major contributor to growth of the business.

    Key responsibilities

    • Managing those involved within the project team.
    • Strong communication at the appropriate level
    • Project Execution
    • Bid Management
    • Management of both Risk and Opportunities
    • Project Scheduling and resource planning
    • Reporting the progress and performance of the project(s)
    • Management of the supply chain to ensure compliance and performance
    • Management, coaching and motivation of a multifunctional project team
    • Resolving conflict
    • The execution of appropriate Project Governance
    • Compliance with the relevant Thales Chorus processes and review lifecycle.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Essential

    • Qualified Project Manager with Prince/APM (or similar qualification), who’s worked in a heavily regulated industry, with engineering slant and covered projects in excess of £2 million
    • Proven leadership skills, who is a strong communicator and has solid planning and delivery orientation
    • Customer focused, built relationships with suppliers whilst balancing the needs of the business including senior level
    • Commercial / financial / business insight and able to exercise sound judgment
    • Generation, delegation and adherence to Work Packages and knowledge of the full product lifecycle in a regulated industry
    • Design for manufacture and cost
    • Willingness to work in a collaborative working environment
    • A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
    • A champion of change who embraces and encourages others to follow.

    Desirable

    • Interest in Space Instruments, Mechanisms and Propulsion - A level of technical knowledge or awareness about chemical or electric propulsion systems would be highly desirable.
    • Conduct of integration, qualification and calibration campaigns
    • Awareness of Hardware, Software and Firmware development activities
    • Traceability of requirements to their point satisfaction captured in a structured documentation set
    • Having the ability to lead / chair reviews
    • Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
    • A “strategic approach” to dealing with partners, clients and staff.
    • Experience of working across boundaries with knowledge of commercial management, elite supply chain and finance functions.
    • Able to lead and contribute to process improvement initiatives.

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Events

  • 14/10/2016 Security Cleared Expo
  • 20/10/2016 Career Transition Partnership Employment Fair