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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172 matching job(s)

  • Software Engineer
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

    Software Engineer
    Templecombe, Somerset

    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.

    We are currently recruiting for a Software Engineer to provide a considerable contribution within one of our development teams at Thales Air Operations Systems & Services in Templecombe.

    This is an excellent, development opportunity for an ambitious individual and is a key position within the Land Air Systems Software team; working with a diverse range of customers and an international supply base. Whilst defence experience is preferable, what’s more important is that we secure an individual with the desire to grow their existing software experience across the whole software development lifecycle within our unique, environment.

    It is a full time, permanent position, based in Templecombe, Somerset.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    - Working from systems requirements, scenarios and HMI specifications to develop software specifications and high level designs, perform detailed design, implement code, perform unit/developer testing and software integration.
    - As part of the development team, work towards a common understanding of the design and participate in reviews to ensure the integrity and robustness of project deliverables.
    - Provide estimates and work breakdowns to project technical leads, committing to the delivery of components in accordance with the resulting plans.
    - Take pro-active ownership of all allocated tasks and their implications, delivering on time, within budget.
    - Understand and adhere to design decisions
    - Work with Technical Lead to ensure that all work produced is `designed to cost'
    - Adopt the agreed Process as specified in the relevant Project Management Plans (e.g. SEMP, SDP) and other (as advised) documentation

    Skills & Attributes

    Detailed knowledge and experience of working across the full software development lifecycle including;
    - Software requirements analysis & architectural design
    - Software modelling and design using UML
    - Software implementation and unit test, using Java and/or C++
    - Software integration and verification  
    - Educated to degree level or equivalent in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or another relevant discipline.
    - Successful candidates must be eligible for SC clearance


    Design and implementation experience in at least some of the following technology areas;

    - Ada
    - Windows, Linux, Solaris
    - Requirements engineering using DOORS
    - Model Driven Engineering
    - Agile methodologies,  e.g. SCRUM

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  • Director of Bids and Project Management
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

    This is the Director for Bids and Project Management role. This is a permanent role for THALES Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) in the UK and can be based in either London or Cheadle.


    Thales Ground Transportation Systems:

    From modernising signalling on London's underground to pioneering work on nationwide rail traffic management systems, Thales has a reputation for realising major transformation in the transport sector. Together, our people deliver award–winning projects and complex systems as part of a varied and demanding portfolio. On highways, railways and handheld devices, our technology makes Britain better connected.


    Role Summary:

    Our Transportation business is an ambitious and fast-paced environment – one where we constantly strive to exceed our customers’ expectations on a daily basis. That's why we need your drive and expertise on our senior leadership team. Initially focussing on transformation of our Bids and Projects function, you’ll ensure we continue to delight our customers by consistently delivering outstanding results. It’s a great place to build a solid understanding of our business, and will give you huge opportunities for rapid progression into a general management role.


    Key responsibilities

    • Working as part of our driving, high-performing Executive Committee, contributing to management of the overall business

    • Oversight of the Company’s large project portfolio ensuring our reputation for delivery is maintained

    • Working collaboratively with the Sales Director and other key functions to deliver highly competitive and compelling tenders.

    • Accountable for the leadership and transformation of the Bids & Projects function (c.100 individuals), defining and delivering improvements in organisational capability, competence and performance

    • Management of the team and recruitment & resource allocation activities of resources across the business

    • Driving a culture of continuous improvement, systematically using lessons learned and other insights to strive to be the best of the best

    • Building strong stakeholder relationships within the Transportation business and the wider Thales organisation both in the UK and Globally, representing the Transportation business on the UK Bids & Project Management Board as well as with external bodies such as the UK Major Projects Association


    Skills, qualifications and experience

    • An expert understanding of bid, programme and portfolio management, with significant experience in the application of best practice controls and international standards including Earned Value Management

    • The credibility and tenacity to influence senior leaders, working as part of a fast-paced, collaborative executive management team

    • An inspirational leader with a talent for developing the performance of diverse, cross-functional teams working across international boundaries

    • A proven track record of delivering business critical, complex Engineering Programmes on time and on budget in a customer-driven environment

    • A practical understanding of risk and opportunity management and experience of management of large budgets

    • The ability to manage and plan both strategically and tactically

    • Polished relationship management skills, including significant Board-level and customer exposure

    • Acute commercial awareness, a high level of business acumen and a real commitment to embracing change

    • A genuine desire to be challenged and to progress your career; this role has massive career development potential both functionally within a global organisation or moving beyond programme management into running a business.


    Please note that this role can be based in either London or Cheadle


    How to apply

    To be considered for this role leading the BPMO team, please click on the apply button now.

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  • Administrator
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

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    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 an Office Administrator where you will be providing administrative and support to the business to ensure the smooth running of the office in accordance with the business needs.

    • Typing, letter and report writing and dealing with telephone and email enquiries efficiently, including external contacts and the Customer, taking appropriate action, escalating or liaising with staff in other business areas if necessary.
    • Devising and maintaining office systems ensuring that the administrative activities run efficiently, by providing structure and process to others.
    • Undertake PA duties for Executive members of the team as required.
    • Ensuring dedicated meeting rooms are equipped to the required standard.
    • Creating and maintaining electronic filing systems in Sharepoint, and using other using content management systems to maintain and update websites and internal databases, including:
    1. manipulating statistical data
    2. organising the operations and procedures for storage, retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of computer based information and documentation
    • Scheduling and attending meetings, creating agendas and taking minutes, co-ordination and arrangements
    • Producing correspondence and documents and to maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets and databases
    • Acting as section building custodian and focal point for all office issues including fault reporting and tracking, liaison with the IT, maintenance teams and facilities management to ensure business continuity is maintained.
    • Ordering and maintaining stationery and equipment working within office budgets, and managing invoices for purchases
    • Arranging travel and accommodation for staff or customers and other external contacts; liaising with colleagues and external contacts to book travel and accommodation
    • Photocopying and printing various documents, sometimes on behalf of other colleagues
    • Arranging in-house and external events
    • Problem solving and show initiative, escalating issues only when necessary
    • Management of confidential and sensitive documents

    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities
    • Ability to distil complex information and problems, quickly being able identifying and separate the strategic, critical and important elements
    • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
    • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail with a logical and structured approach work
    • A sound understanding of the business with excellent organisational skills
    • The ability and confidence to make sound and effective decisions
    • Robust, resilient, credible, self-confident and persuasive
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills
    • Competent user of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access and Sharepoint
    • Shorthand would be an advantage

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  • Security Assurance Engineer
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni
    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. It’s a transformational project named Project Marshall, which, will deliver ongoing service efficiency savings for UK military terminal air traffic services throughout the 22 year life of the programme.

    Join Aquila as a Security Assurance Engineer where you will be responsible for leading, managing and deveoping the security rationale and accrediation related to Project Marshall. As the Security Assurance Engineer, you will maintain and refresh the security design of all management equipment and systems within the Aquila scope of supply.

    Key Accountabilities:

    Delivery of successful accreditation of systems or services for HMG customers.
    Excellent working knowledge of ISO27001, JSP440 and JSP490 in a way to provide design critiques of new system designs and guidance to Aquila suppliers on delivering systems that can be accredited.

    Analyse system design, solution and network diagrams to identify vulnerabilities and make recommendations to remediate the risk.
    Knowledge of and ability to apply and interpret HMG information assurance standards and guidance.

    Develop, and get approve RMADS for accreditations containing the following:

    • Using repeatable and consistent risk assessment techniques to identify cyber security risks throughout the life cycle of assigned information systems, services or business solutions
    • Co-ordinate the identification of suitable risk treatment options in the context of the business and ensures these are traceable to risks
    • Develop security evidence as required to enable the effective and consistent application of an organisations risk management process: ensuring these are necessary and proportionate and match the business requirement. Avoids producing unnecessary documentation
    • Liaise with the Accreditor and/or Risk Owner to gain RMADS approval.
    • Undertake preliminary or fact finding enquiries into security incidents.
    • Present effective security briefings to users or local management.
    • Draft requirements for IT Health Checks or audits and assists in remediating findings.
    • Manage or supervise Security & Information Risk Advisors the MOD applies to Aquila operations
    • Ensure the maintenance of excellent customer relations and satisfaction with the solution and services delivered by the company. Engage as required with other AQUILA functions in order to ensure that the company can meet its technical and security commitments.

    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/Security Engineering experience
    • Relevant experience of high-integrity real-time systems within large scale, multi-disciplined projects and practical experience of systems engineering and/or security engineering.
    • Strong focus on delivery
    • Strong customer focus and dedication to team work and exceptional standards of technical delivery.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • The ability to work proactively, within a defined framework, with a minimum of direct supervision highly motivated in the discharge of responsibilities and accountabilities
    * Li-RD

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  • Night Manager
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

    Night Manager (Testing & Commissioning)
    Full time
    Rail experience is required
    Role will be predominantly working on nights
    Must be able to issue AWC's


    THALES have won the largest global rail signalling programme and we are looking for a testing experienced management professional to be our new Testing and Commissioning Night Manager, this is a permanent role which we are looking to develop upwards throughout the duration of the programme. This role will be a highly influential position in the programme, it will be predominantly night shift with some day shift roles, this will be at the succesful candidates' discretion. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Testing and Commissioning Night Manager to work in a permanent role on the 4LM Programme (approx. £800million).

    PLease see below for further details:

    Key Responsibilities:

    technical assessment of queries from test teams
    Management of Night Test teams (competence etc)
    Ensure that all the technical information has been distributed to the right people within the team and to the subcontractors.
    Provision of progress reporting to project or function for T&C night activities
    Ensure all assigned work is completed to schedule, to budget (agreed hours) and to quality
    ensuring compliance to signalling standards, and appropriate HSE and quality standards
    generate on site inspection reports for T&C management and project management team
    generation of periodic KPI statistics for review meetings
    Log book reviews/ management and control
    Mentorship support
    Technical Surveys of sites
    Identify continuous improvement opportunities and manage the change as appropriate.
    Ensure all reporting requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner
    co-ordinate any subcontractors - test or install related to our work
    providing support to the management team when carrying out fault/incident investigations
    Technical briefings
    Review night management processes to ensure they remain suitable and sufficient
    submission of project dashboard reports as required by the field ops manager or CTIC
    reviewing any subcontractor activities on site
    interface between Test Support and T&C Management
    AWC issuing
    General Management

    Values & Behaviours:

     Attention to detail.
     Strong ability to problem solve.
     Flexible around working nights and days if required.
     Flexible around working from multiple locations in and around London.
     Focus on customers and subcontractors.
     Perform through teaming.
     Develop our people.


    This is a key role for THALES and we are looking for this person to develop their career throughout the programme, if you are keen to apply or to have more details, please follow the link below:

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  • Proposal Documentation Administrator
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

    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 Proposal Documentation Administrator is to be a part of the UK Proposal and Creative Solutions team and fully engaged with bid teams, as necessary across the UK but primarily in Belfast and Glasgow. You will provide comprehensive end to end support for the production of Thales proposals and provide support, as a secondary role, in producing professional grade creative design solutions for use in company based publications, photo and video output and other promotional materials

    Key Responsibilities

    • Fully engaged with proposal teams and bid/project managers to provide comprehensive end-to-end support for the production of proposal documentation.
    • Responsible for the rigorous enforcement of version control (where required) and ensure the most current version (of each proposal section) is safely stored and available on an `as need' basis to other members of the proposal team
    • Track and aim to deliver high quality professional proposals
    • Work with proposals teams across Thales UK, but primarily in Belfast/Glasgow, to share best practice and support generation of their proposals.
    • Work collaboratively with other members of the PCS team to support the Thales UK bid community.
    • Creation of visual solutions for Thales products in-line with Sales, Communications and Marketing customers.
    • Provide creative design solutions through print and electronic media using type, illustration, video, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.
    • Develop the overall layout and production design of corporate publications. Produce promotional displays and marketing brochures for Thales products and services. Design and develop environmental graphics, material for intranet web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects.
    • Provide expertise and a creative input from the inception stage of design through to final production, where necessary co-ordinating work with other team members and undertaking liaison with customers to ensure the solution is explored, developed and delivered to the expected level.
    • Travel and attend events across the company, as required, including Conferences, Exhibitions, site branding etc.
    • Interface with the Sales team, Bid managers, Communications Directors and Communications teams as required.

    Skills, Qualifications and Experience

    • Possess excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work part of a team and independently
    • Able to be self motivated and driven to achieve objectives
    • Focused on meeting deadlines and flexible to achieve results
    • MS Office skills to include: Word (inclusive of templates), Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
    • Adobe Creative Suite skills to include: In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat


    Play a key part of an innovative team, apply now

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  • Executive Assistant
    Regular Employment - Royaume-Uni

    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. It’s a transformational project named Project Marshall, which, will deliver ongoing service efficiency savings for UK military terminal air traffic services throughout the 22 year life of the programme.

    Join AQUILA as an Executive Assistant to provide support to the Chief Executive Officer and other management personnel by effectively managing schedules and performing a wide variety of responsible, complex and confidential administrative, secretarial, analytical and research duties to an exceptional level.

    The Executive Assistant will lead, coach and mentor the Aquila Exectutive Management team, ensuring its effective on all aspects of thier roles along with setting agendas.

    Role Responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative, organisational and scheduling structure and support.  Prepare a variety of complex reports, including attending meetings to gather information, conducting internet and other research, writing first drafts and producing recommendations.
    • Prepare a variety of documents, requisitions, purchase orders, and other correspondence. Prepare complex statistical, financial, administrative and budget reports. Review and summarise miscellaneous reports and documents, and prepare background documents as necessary, interpreting and presenting information efficiently and effectively.
    • Receive and screen communications including telephone calls, mail and e-mail messages, and provide assistance using independent judgment to determine those requiring priority attention; research and respond to communications as appropriate.
    • Conserve the CEO’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analysing information; initiating written and verbal correspondence, including composition, editing and distribution.  
    • Anticipate the CEO’s needs and be prepared with answers/details.
    • Follow up on sensitive issues and enquiries. Act as a liaison between the Executive and Managers or the external contacts to present and communicate issues and directives.
    • Maintain appointment schedules and calendars, provide reminders as appropriate, and coordinate travel arrangements. Coordinate and organise meetings, including notification to prospective attendees, set-up, pre- and post-meeting correspondence, meeting minutes and records, and any required follow up.
    •  Follow up on assignments given to management staff and provide status reports.
    • Participating in management negotiations, strategy planning meetings, preparing draft proposals for management, providing clerical support and following up on items discussed as appropriate.
    • Maintain the CEO’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel. Represent the CEO by attending meetings in the CEO’s absence; speaking for the executive.
    • Arranging and providing administrative support for Board Meetings.  Attending the Executive and Board meetings to take concise and accurate Minutes.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities:

    Duties performed require considerable confidentiality, initiative, tact, and mature and independent judgment. This classification requires leadership qualities such as adaptability, flexibility, dependability and accountability. Much of the work is self-appointed, and requires a high degree of professional independence, initiative and self-discipline.

    • Excellent inter-personal skills to handle all the external and internal relationships and must have experience of supporting meetings at a very senior level.
    • Ability to distil complex information and problems, quickly being able identifying and separate the strategic, critical and important elements
    • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail with a logical and structured approach work
    • A sound understanding of the business with excellent organisational skills
    • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in preparing, handling and disclosing information of a confidential, controversial and/or sensitive nature
    • The ability and confidence to make sound and effective decisions
    • Robust, resilient, credible, self-confident and persuasive
    • Skill in researching and analysing issues and offering creative solutions
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills
    • Competent user of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access and Sharepoint

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