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.

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  • 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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  • ISR Operational Expert
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    Thales’s expert teams develop solutions that provide sophisticated real-time intelligence for soldiers in the field. From horizon-to-horizon airborne reconnaissance to technology that captures and relays over 9 million pixels every second, our products include some of the most advanced reconnaissance systems in the world. So whether our people are developing next-generation airborne security radars, liaising with global customers or providing essential business support, they play a key role in informing and enabling critical decisions.

    As the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operational Expert based at Crawley, you’ll provide operational analysis expertise within the ISR Business Line, be the subject matter expertise on Naval Combat System operational concepts and needs in order to enhance the appeal of Thales solutions to customer, support preparation and presentation of export proposals, and support Thales Sales and Business Development activities. Excellent opportunity to be involved in a new product development, helping to meet end user requirements and a having a big input.

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide input to operational analysis modelling and evaluate results of potential technical solutions through a knowledge of operator roles, operational requirements and operational benefits.
    • Working as part of the capture team, balance the multiple attributes of customer assessment scoring criteria against likely cost scenarios by providing operational advice on the relative benefits to the Capture Lead
    • To maintain a competitor analysis the by working with the Thales business intelligence team
    • To act as the Subject Matter Expert for Naval Combat Systems operational concepts and needs within the Thales ISR Business Line
    • To act as the Subject Matter Expert for EW and Radar operational concepts and needs in Land and Air domains.
    • Liaise with customer and User communities to ensure Thales have a clear understanding of Users concepts and needs. Provide advice on solutions to meet these concepts and needs such that Thales has an enhanced probability of win.
    • Provide advice and direction to the ISR technical and engineering teams on human interface development
    • Support Thales Business Development in promotion of Thales ISR capabilities and solutions.
    • Identify customer funded research and development opportunities for Thales ISR.
    • Contribute reporting and briefing both internally within Thales and to customer communities
    • Contribute to across DLOD  solution development, including training, data support, logistic support, capability support, safety, etc solution development

    Skills, qualifications and experience


    • Broad operational experience in Naval Combat Systems
    • Military experience in User and / or Weapon Engineering roles
    • Broad RN/Fleet Air Arm exposure
    • Recent Naval Combat System User and requirement specification experience
    • Strong personal networks in the UK Naval community
    • Technically adept with a thorough knowledge of Naval Combat Systems
    • Ability to apply Naval Combat System operational experience into Land and Air ISR domains, as required
    • Operational experience in planning and leading complex ISR tasks.
    • Must be highly numerate, articulate in writing
    • Possess developed people skills
    • Able to deliver against demanding schedules and complex requirements


    • Knowledge of Air, Land and Maritime CONOPS across multiple NATO nations
    • Knowledge of system engineering processes and tools
    • Knowledge of bid or project management
    • Experience with specification and conducting ISR sensor and effector trials and system evaluation
    • Experience in Military training design / delivery
    • Experience in Military logistics and support design / delivery
    • Sound knowledge of current instructional design principles and processes.
    • A comprehensive understanding of Naval and platform regulatory processes

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  • Senior Commercial Manager
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    Senior Commercial Manager



    Full Time

    Must Haves: experience negotiating contracts with clients


    Thales design solutions that enable two thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. In the UK, our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.  


    As a Senior Commercial Manager your contract experience, commercial acumen and win-win negotiating skills will shape the future of our business. This role is about driving and securing the growth of our solutions and services in emerging and mature markets whilst working with exceptional engineers on immensely interesting projects. 

    Key responsibilities

        Lead the commercial and contract negotiation of key programmes in the £millions 

        Develop robust, high quality proposals and draft contracts that ensure Thales are maintained as a supplier of choice to our customers

        Effectively collaborate with various functions throughout the project lifecycle

        Establish and maintain professional and successful long-lasting relationships with Thales's customers, contract representatives and counterparts

        Successfully lead, manager and develop a team of commercial and contract staff. 

    Desired qualifications and experience

        A passion for the effective management of the end-to-end contract lifecycle 

        A talent for managing, leading and coaching high calibre teams

        An expert eye for all things compliance related, from compliance with Thales policy and procedures, to commercial management of trade compliance

        Proven experience gained within a relevant market or industry, i.e. Aerospace, aviation, defence, Telco, software, IT, engineering, technology etc. 

        A passion for the effective management of the contract lifecycle

        Tenacity to draft and negotiate complex contracts and agreements through to a successful conclusion. 

    To apply

    To play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation and be our new Senior Commercial Manager please click the apply button now.



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  • HSE Advisor (Nights)
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    HSE Advisor (Nights)
    London (Beckton and site based across the London Underground)

    The technology and systems expertise offered by Thales’s Transportation team powers safe, reliable and efficient services to rail networks the world over. In the UK, we deliver advanced signalling, supervision and control, integrated communications, security and information systems for urban rail, mainline rail and road networks. And as we continue to grow our business, we need more talent to join us in making our cities better connected.

    Following THALES’ successful partnership with London Underground (LUL), modernising London’s Underground signalling infrastructure on the Jubilee and Northern Lines (JNUP), we have secured the £800million Four Lines Modernisation Progamme (4LM).

    THALES is delivering an Automatic Train Control (ATC) system for four of London Underground’s Sub Surface Rail (SSR) lines: District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City. The programme has a five year duration and is a comprehensive solution including management, design, development, manufacturing, supply, delivery, construction, installation, integration, testing, commissioning and migration.

    We are currently recruiting for a HSE Advisor to join our Health & Safety team, supporting the 4LM project and the wider Ground Transportation business.

    The successful HSE Advisor will work Nights (10pm – 6am or  23pm – 7am) and will  provide comprehensive, HSE project or functional support; working closely with both project teams and the client, contributing to the overall HSE strategy and initiatives.

    This is a shift based position, providing HSE on site, working across the London Underground network, and from our site office in Beckton.

    Duties & responsibilities

    - Providing HSE support and co-ordination within the HSE Team and Project Managers.
    - Conducting HSE on site checks and assessments on the 4LM project
    - Ensuring compliance to HSE statutory and regulatory requirements
    - Conducting subcontractor site safety checks
    - Providing support to the management team when conducting Accident and Incident investigations.
    - Represent the wider division at Supervisors Forums
    - Review the projects HSE management systems, processes and documentation on the project to ensure that it remains suitable and sufficient.  E.g. HSE plans, risk assessments, method statements, permits to work, Task briefings, Safety alerts, work instructions.
    - Generate on site HSE inspection reports for the project management team and HSE Team.
    - Carry out HSE project audits.
    - Support the Thales Safety Leadership Programme & Behavioural Based Safety activities.
    - Support the HSE Manager and Project Director in enhancing the Safety Culture on Projects

    Skills & attributes

    - Good knowledge of CDM, safety management systems and environmental requirements.
    - Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
    - NVQ / NEBOSH Level 3
    - Internal audit and Accident investigation experience
    - Full UK Driving License is essential
    - Ability to work accurately with attention to detail and to produce accurate reports.
    - Ability to work and produce required information within tight timescales.
    - Good knowledge of all Microsoft word, PowerPoint and excel applications.
    - Good Interpersonal skills
    - Flexibility
    - The ability to demonstrate pro-active engagement with all levels within projects to drive and promote leadership and behavioural change

    - An understanding of the railway and construction industry terminology and acronyms
    - External Audit qualification

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  • Head of Procurement
    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.

    To help achieve our ambition we are currently looking to recruit a Head of Procurement to join our journey forming part of our Global Procurement team based in the UK. Working from our Glasgow office you will be responsible for the Optronics Category in the UK managing a team of 3. In addition you will also drive a global sourcing strategy for Optronics working with Procurement teams in France. 

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a valued Procurement function that is at the heart of transforming our business and is recognised for helping to drive innovation across a number of markets including; Space, Transportation, E-Security, Defence and Aviation.

    Thales can offer you an autonomy, excitement and variation working on leading edge projects that change our world. You will be supported by investment in continuous improvement methods, training and development and a structured career path.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead, manage and inspire the staff placed under his/her responsibility, setting objectives, motivating and developing high performing teams, and ensuring collective and individual responsibilities, authorities and efficiencies. 
    • Deliver the supply chain element of major bids and projects in the context of business core/non core activities.
    • Ensure the achievement of the Business Goals through strategic selection and management of suppliers to both support current production programmes and to win future bids by working closely with, and actively integrating the outputs of, Business Development capture leads, business line heads, Bids’ and Projects’ Management and Category  Leaders/Buyers
    • Support and promote the New Product Introduction teams within LAS to optimise the product development and introduction phase.
    • Lead and manage monthly procurement reviews to ensure that performance is delivered and measured, while also reporting progress.
    • Develop and manage an international sourcing strategy for Optronics working closely with global teams.
    • Responsible for Risk assessment and mitigation in accordance with the business Risk Management Planning.
    • Represent Procurement function at all stakeholder levels.
    • Create, and where relevant negotiate and manage, appropriate contractual frameworks as required for the business, ensuring risk and liabilities arising from programmes are flowed down appropriately through the supply chain.
    • Target and drive procurement savings (both prior and post contract placement) across all bids and projects, reporting back into the business and validating same with Finance, Bids and Programmes functions.

    Skills and Experience

    • Experience in mid to senior level procurement or supply chain management role
    • Stakeholder management at senior levels within an international organization
    • Major development/manufacture sub-contract program/project management experience
    • Team development and leadership skills with proven outcomes
    • The ability to translate strategic business vision into tangible delivery of necessary supply chain capability
    • Experience developing and managing Global Sourcing strategies
    • Has a clear understanding of the global perspective relevant to their role working both within Thales and the supply market
    • Measures the impact of their performance, and of their policies and suppliers, on Thales results, improves efficiency of the team to increase Thales competitiveness
    • Literate written and oral communication and presentation skills
    • Interpersonal skills to optimise cross organization working and to work effectively with suppliers and the business community

    To Apply:
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  • Safety & Environmental Engineer
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    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 product safety and environmental team in Belfast, where you will assist in the assessment of the safety of advanced weapon systems throughout their lifecycles. You will advise on and assist with the implementation of design features that will ensure that the safety and environmental requirements are met. This is a vital role in ensuring the correct design mitigation activities are identified and implemented to ensure the safe use of Thales products, both by internal and external Customers.

    Key responsibilities

    • To assume responsibility for specific aspects of the design activities within area of expertise as part of an Integrated Project Team
    • To operate the Safety Management Processes on a Programme, conduct safety analysis and construct valid safety arguments
    • To help carry out risk evaluation and specify weapon system requirements in the areas of performance, engineering features, interfacing and testing requirements 
    • Help communicate a reasoned argument for the inclusion of measures, to the design teams, in order to ensure adherence to all the safety and environmental requirements
    • To help maintain and ensure compliance to processes and procedures
    • To be aware of and help implement all relevant safety and environmental standards and regulations
    • Help with planning and estimating the cost of project engineering activities

    Skills, qualifications and experience 

    • Ability to define and implement good general engineering design principles and methodology
    • Ability to carry out safety analysis and construct safety arguments using best practice approach
    • Ability to carry out general environmental analysis and evaluation using best practice approach
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience of working in an engineering environment
    • Experience of working in a safety design related environment is desirable
    • Science or Engineering degree (or equivalent)
    • Recognised qualification in system safety would be ideal

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  • Technical Author
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    Technical Author
    Full Time
    required : LUL LUCAS Certified

    Primary Purpose of the Role:

    The development and optimisation of the GTS Fields Services Organisation has lead to an opportunity for an experienced Technical Author to join the Test and Commissioning Team.
    This is a vital role that will enable the production of technical documentation and verification of technical information for both our clients externally and internally.
    The key focus is to ensure we provide a consistent quality of technical documentation and information across UK Field Services.
    The post holder will be required to work unsocial hours at short notice and/or a shift pattern that will change dependant on project and resourcing requirements. (the THALES shift allowance is 1.3 for overtime and night shift, it is 1.5 for weekends)


    As a technical author, your work would typically involve:
    - producing new documents
    - updating or rewriting existing documents
    - collecting relevant, often very complex, information
    - presenting the information in the simplest and most appropriate way

    - Client Document Control

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

    - Responsible for writing standard technical documentation in accordance with project requirements and company policies, and produce updates to documents in support of engineering changes
    - Produce and manage the installation, testing and support documentation for the field services team
    - Collect and collate evidential documentation to support internal and external audit requirements.
    - Compilation of evidence and Production of formal reports or Publications for internal and external clients


    - Background working within London Underground environment or Network Rail
    - Experience of technical writing
    - Communications experience
    - Experience in a project environment with excellent stakeholder management skills

    - Experience within signalling commissioning/maintenance team


    -    Technical Communications/Professional Writing qualification
    -    MS Office Skills
    -    Adobe suite proficiency

    Thales UK
    Thales UK touches all of our lives, every day. Our expertise in secure network communications safeguards as many as 3.7 billion BACS transactions, worth around £1 trillion, every year. We are a leader in onboard equipment for civil and military aircraft.

    What we do

    Thales UK: Transport
    Transport networks around the world rely on technology and systems expertise from Thales for safety, reliability and optimised capacity. Our main markets in the UK are urban rail, mainline rail and roads, where our solutions include signalling (train control, axle counters, interlockings, train protection and warning systems, services), supervision and control, integrated communications, security and information management.

    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.

    to be part of the THALES team please apply below:


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  • Product Safety Engineer
    Regular Employment - United Kingdom

    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 Thales as a Product Safety Engineer to lead the development and optimisation of Thales governance, providing professional guidance and advice on all aspects of product safety engineering. This is a vital role that will facilitate the harmonisation of Thales’ product safety engineering processes, which in turn will assist in assuring compliant products, systems and services. The key focus is to ensure we provide a consistent quality of support across all programmes, product lines and businesses whilst optimising the assets available to the business. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Conduct product safety evaluation and management activities

    • Support Product Design Authorities in assuring Legislation, Regulation, Standard and Governance compliance

    • Develop and implement the safety management system to cover products, systems and services

    • Produce safety case reports and associated artefacts

    • Develop product safety engineering awareness

    • Support the development of product safety engineering across Thales UK

    • Promote and champion product safety engineering

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    • Proven record of product safety engineering

    • Safety case report authoring

    • Hazard log management

    • Risk analysis, management and reduction techniques

    • Knowledge of various lifecycle phases

    • Demonstrable experience in a Quality controlled environment

    • Safety Requirement management

    • Relevant science/ engineering degree or equivalent qualification.

    To apply

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