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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203 matching job(s)

  • Purchasing Administrator
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    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
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    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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  • Quality Assurance Manager
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom
    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 Quality Assurance Manager based in our Harwell office, you’ll ensure Space standards and customer requirements are met for the assigned space project(s). Supporting bid teams by reviewing product and quality assurance requirements; and creating or amending product assurance procedures in line with the bid requirements.

    Key responsibilities

    Key Quality Responsibilities and Tasks:
    • Audit performance, including sub-contracts & suppliers
    • Interface with TAS-UK management
    • Responsibility for the quality activities associated with TAS-UK sites e.g, Harwell, Belfast & Bristol
    • Interface with other TAS Quality organizations
    • Customer’s satisfaction
    • Quality Management System implementation and review
    • Improvement Plan definition and follow up
    • Quality reporting including Veto right and duty of alert
    • Inputs to the Company Quality dashboard
    • QA support for Company Certifications
    • Lessons learnt implementation
    • Supplier Quality Assurance: Assure the Quality Requirements are imposed on subcontractors/ suppliers.
    Key Product Assurance Responsibilities and Tasks:
    • Establish the PA Plan for assigned projects and assure implementation
    • Ensuring Product Assurance requirements are met within the project(s)
    • Representing Product Assurance at product lifecycle reviews
    • Liaising with Customers, Prime Contractors and/or the European Space Agency (ESA) on quality/product assurance issues.
    • Providing support within projects and bids to deliver product assurance documentation
    • Managing the customer approval process for Materials, Processes
    • Ensuring product configuration documentation is updated at key milestones
    • Chairing internal and external non conformance review meetings
    • Participating in Design, Manufacturing ,Test and Delivery Readiness reviews
    • Supporting the Technical Lead to ensure that Technical Problem Reports are resolved and the solutions are adequately documented and implemented.
    • Product certification: Inspect and accept/reject the products to enable certification to the Customer requirements.
    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Essential
    • Degree or higher education qualification in an Engineering or QA discipline and have experience of quality or product assurance in a similar industry
    • Ability to work independently and be able to communicate professionally with customers, prime contractors and the European Space Agency
    • Knowledge and experience of product/quality assurance systems
    • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise clearly across disciplines
    • Knowledge of electronic components and circuit board assembly processes
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
    • Working knowledge of Quality Standards e.g: ISO 9001, EN 9100, AQAP 2110,
    • Basic knowledge on Reliability, Materials, Processes
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of European Space Standards (ECSS) would be advantageous
    • Experience of working in the Space, Defense or Aerospace industries

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  • Senior PCB Design Engineer
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    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.


    The primary purpose of the Senior PCB Design Engineer is to work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to design high quality, high speed digital, low noise  analogue  and  RF  printed  circuit  boards  in  accordance  with  engineering,  mechanical  and  company requirements and processes.The role will be to produce PCB layouts and manufacturing data packs for a variety of products. This at times will involve schematic capture entry


    Key Responsibilities

    • Design single sided, double sided and multi-layered PCB’s using industry standard techniques, ensuring consideration for DFx, (assembly, test, manufacture), have been made.
    • Understand constraint management (electrical and physical) and enter in CAD tool when required.
    • Provide estimates for assigned tasks, and highlight any differences against original estimate and/or if ‘required date’ cannot be met.
    • Responsible for completing PCB designs in accordance with agreed project time, cost, quality and performance requirements.
    • Maintain PCB task register for assigned tasks, including, adding comments/ status updates and moving tickets in a timely manner.
    • Working with Electronic/ RF Engineers to develop Schematics, or edit schematics where appropriate.
    • Creation of ‘black box’ library parts when needed for non-production designs.
    • Creation and maintenance of enterprise data packs
    • Undertaking Engineering Changes involving PCB layout, updating schematics and appropriate documentation required by the change process.
    • Liaising closely with electronic, mechanical and industrial engineers to create robust designs
    • Acting as a PEER reviewer (simple to complex designs).
    • Contributing to continual process improvement within the PCB Design Bureau

    Skills Qualifications and Experience

    • Proven previous experience of PCB design using a variety of  board technologies.
    • HNC or HND in relevant engineering discipline.
    • Experience of working to IPC standards. Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) qualified an advantage.
    • Experience of eCAD tools Cadence Allegro PCB (layout) and  Concept HDL/Allegro Design Entry (schematic)  also Visula/ CR5000 an advantage.
    • Experience of printed circuit board best practices DFx (assembly, test, manufacture)
    • Good communication skills
    • Experienced with change control processes and configuration control

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  • Project Administrator/Customer Information Technician
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    Project Administrator / Customer Information Technician

    Permanent

    Full Time

    Cheadle

    Primary Purpose of the Role:
    Thales is seeking to recruit a Project Administrator to join the Sonar Support Project team within the Customer Support Services organisation at Cheadle Heath.
    The function of the Project Administrator is to support the CSS Support Project Managers in all aspects of project and bid management of the CSS support projects as directed.
    The key focus is to ensure a consistent high quality of support across all CSS projects.

    Key /Responsibilities and Tasks:
    Act as main point of contact for asset issues
    Assess, order, manage, monitor and control spares assets using Thales processes and tools.
    Manage, monitor and control repairs assets using Thales processes and tools.
    Project management support for the execution of S2087 bids and projects.
    Generate, maintain and monitor Work Packages released to support Programme execution.
    Generate, maintain and monitor tasks to ensure on time delivery.
    Resolution of manufacturing queries.
    Management of Configuration / Change.

    Skills
    Essential
    Good understanding of generic processes and techniques used in Project Management activities including Project Lifecycle in a relevant background.
    Good working knowledge of Microsoft tools Excel, Word, Access & PowerPoint.
    Working knowledge / application of scheduling tools such as Microsoft Programme or Primavera.
    Proficient in use of databases.
    Numeracy level should be aligned with the need to carry out detailed investigation of cost variance(s) and publishing of financial information directly into Company financial reports.
    Literacy level and report writing skills should meet requirements to produce short presentations, flow-charts or mini-reports suitable for distribution to management, without the need for significant additional re-work.
    Driving Licence required.
    Proactive, self motivated and enthusiastic.
    Desirable
    Understanding / use / awareness of :
    Oracle B1.
    The Chorus II process.
    MoD commodity management tools and techniques.
    BCPM.
    DCC.

    Experience:
    Essential
    Three years experience of working in Project Management or Bid Team
    Good understanding of the Project Management process that includes Asset Management, Change Control, Risk Management, and Information Management.
    Good understanding of service delivery within a project orientated organisation.
    Desirable
    Use of Thales tools and processes.
    Working knowledge / application of scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project or Primavera.
    Knowledge of the Thales project life cycle.
    MoD commodity management tools and techniques.

    Qualifications:

    Desirable
    ORACLE B1
    Primavera
    Microsoft Office

    Thales UK: Defence
    Thales UK provides armed forces with crucial military technology, including sophisticated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) systems. The aim: to provide a cohesive, rapid response capability to protect our service personnel and defend national interests.

    What we offer you

    At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs.

    We value talent and provide growth paths to all depending on the individual skills and abilities to move up the ladder.

    With Thales employing 68,000 employees in 50 countries and 43% of all Thales UK roles being filled via internal movements our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields.

    Thales UK Key Facts

    Each year, Thales registers more than 300 patents
    A prominent retailer commissioned Thales to develop a ‘heat-sensing people counter' for use in its 400 stores
    90% of all UK credit card transactions are secured by Thales
    Over 120,000 Thales Chip & PIN terminals have been installed across Europe
    Thales UK has earned 79 Queen's Awards for Technology and Export
    90% of our sales are sourced from the UK
    7% of our revenue is reinvested in R & D
    Thales has invested more than £2bn in the UK within the last 10 years
    Thales is the second largest defence systems supplier
    Thales embodies many famous companies, including Racal, Shorts Missiles, Pilkington Optronics, Redifon MEL, Thomson Marconi Sonar, Thorn Missile Electronics, Avimo, Helio and others

    *LI-GS

    If you would like to be part of our team please apply below:

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  • IT Support Engineer
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom
    AQUILA Air Traffic Management Services is a partnership between a leading UK air navigation services specialist and Thales, a driving force in UK and global air traffic management. Together, we are deploying our expert knowledge to improve military air traffic management in the UK. It’s a transformational project. One that will ensure UK military air traffic is managed by a modern, cost-effective and world-class system.

    Join AQUILA as a IT Support Engineer where you will be responsible for the Infrastructure and Networks to support the day-to-day operations of the organisation which is supporting a highly visible and pivotal project with the MoD to support the engineering design and development of the applicable subset of assets that make up the AQUILA air traffic management system.


    This is a 2nd Line - Infrastructure and Networks Support Engineer who can offer 1st Line IT Helpdesk Support when required. The candidate will have experience in organising and maintaining server rooms and complex network (LAN and WAN) environments.


    Responsibilities Include:

    • Server room management and the management of complex IT infrastructure and networks;
    • Administration and management of physical and virtual servers, including install, backups, logging and auditing
    • To work with the IT Helpdesk to resolve problems of our user base as well as to implement change where required;
    • To provide backup first line IT Support to users including call logging, account management, PC installs, printer drivers and other applications;
    • Manage the deployment and configuration of technology to implement security requirements including configuration of firewalls;
    • 2nd Line will backup to IT Administrator in all tasks such as daily backups, virus software updates etc.
    • Some travel to other sites will be required.

    Key skills and experience include:

    • Ideally, you will be Microsoft certified e.g. MCSE, MCSA, MCP, MCITP
    • You will have good server/infrastructure experience specifically management of servers, routers, switches, firewalls and VoIP equipment;
    • A good knowledge of tools and applications required for business continuity, resilience and security including backup, logging, auditing;

    A good understanding and experience of the following:
    • Virtual technologies specifically Hyper-V;
    • Active Directory and ADFS;
    • Windows Server 2012 and server manager;
    • VPNs;
    • Office 365. (SharePoint, Exchange)
    • Have a good understanding of Firewall configuration preferably Juniper equipment;
    Highly Desirable
    • Have experience in a defence environment;
    • SC Cleared or capable of achieving clearance.

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  • Deployed Engineering Authority
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    AQUILA Air Traffic Management Services is a partnership between NATS, a leading UK air navigation services specialist, and Thales, a driving force in UK and global air traffic management. Together, we are deploying our expert knowledge to improve military air traffic management in the UK by the delivery of the MOD’s Marshall Programme.  This is a transformational project that will ensure UK military air traffic is managed by a modern, cost-effective and world-class system.


    Join Aquila as a Deployed Equipment Engineering Authority you will be responsible for leading, managing and designing ‘through life performance’ of a Managed Asset Portfolio for elements of the Marshall Deployable ATM equipment. This will include the management of the whole system, where there are 3 identical Marshall deployable ATM systems.


    Key Accountabilities

    • Be the Aquila Subject Matter Expert on particular assets and provide verbal and written support to operators on the use of equipment.
    • Work with the providers to support the delivery and acceptance of the new Marshall equipment.
    • Accept into service newly delivered assets from the asset delivery teams, ensuring all documentation is ready for the start of service and that the equipment and support services (all DLODS) are ready to meet the required availability.
    • Participate in the fault resolution processes in a timely fashion to ensure that equipment is maintained in an operational capability. This includes when necessary proving the maintenance organisation with expertise and access to Subject Matter Experts (SME) within the supply chain where they require it.
    • Work with Thales to support its design of and updates to maintenance documentation for deployable equipment to ensure that maintainers can access the latest information and/or make clear any ambiguities within their maintenance instructions.
    • Ensure that Technical Performance is delivered. Participate in sentencing meetings and authorise contract exceptions against the technical delivery.
    • Work with the Asset Tracking System to ensure Asset sparing and repairs are maintained within their SLA’s.
    • Be responsible for the asset and stores baseline and Bill Of Material (BOM) for each of the deployable systems.


    Safety Responsibilities:

    • Performance monitoring of equipment to ensure the safety thread is maintained for each networked element
    • Liaise with the Safety Engineers to ensure that the overall safety cases and Technical Service Safety design is maintained and within its defined limits
    • Manage the initial safety assessment of incidents raised within the safety management system,
    • Participate when required in the safety investigations of any instance raised against a piece of equipment within the managed portfolio,
    • Provide technical expertise and advice to periodic Equipment Safety Panels,
    • Advise and assist the System Design Authority in discharging their safety accountability.


    Own the Through Life Management Plan for each element of equipment including:

    1. Financial projections of support costs,Return on investment calculation,
    2. Generation of Business cases for Change Management,
    3. Projection of sparing in the support organisation and raising the appropriate purchase documentation for sparing,
    4. Equipment Replacement plans,
    5. Obsolescence management and identification through to mitigation,
    6. Failure mode analysis,
    7. Availability analysis,
    8. Management of ongoing Human Factors issues,
    9. Penalty projections for unavailability.
    10. Instigation and production of internal Change Requests.


    • Manage the equipment modification programmes that are instigated through the Aquila Change Management Process.

    Specific equipment responsibility includes:


    • Mobile Visual Control Room (MVCR)
    •  Mobile Approach Control Room (MACR)
    • Deployable Airfield Ground Lighting (DAGL)
    • Deployable Primary and Secondary Airbus radars
    • Minor tactical ATM equipment such as ground penetrometers and runway markers
    • Man portable tactical radios


    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities

    • Degree in Engineering discipline, equivalent relevant professional qualification or relevant experience gained from within an Air Traffic Management Engineering environment.
    • Relevant System Engineering Experience (preferable within the Air Traffic Management Environment or equivalent regulatory/safety environment)
    • Relevant experience of high-integrity real-time systems within large scale, multi-disciplined projects and practical experience of systems engineering testing and integration.
    • Strong focus on delivery
    • Strong customer focus and dedication to team work and exceptional standards of technical delivery.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Holder or eligible to obtain UK SC Clearance.
    • Flexibility to travel between Whiteley and RAF Henlow when required.

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