Senior Project Manager

Thales Group
Full time Full day

Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Senior Project Manager

Do you have experience of managing the effective delivery of complex projects? Do you have a passion for driving innovative solutions within Electronic warfare? This is the role for you…

What the role has to offer:

Our Opportunity

The purpose of this job is to be the person in overall charge of a Development project or projects to ensure the successful delivery of ISR projects

It requires professional project management capabilities (that are founded on significant experience of managing complex projects) to be applied - giving rigour to engineering development, change control, commercial awareness and stakeholder management.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager who can demonstrate successful experience of delivering highly complex and high value projects to come on board and lead this exciting new project.

You will be responsible for the overall delivery of the project for all training solutions and support in-services and ensuring development of innovative training solutions.

About You

You will be an experienced Senior Project Manager who has delivered on high value complex projects across multi-disciplinary teams, who has an understanding of Capture, Bid Management and Project Delivery, together with being able to build credible relationships at all levels.

You will have experience of managing relationships at all levels internally and externally, together with excellent networking and influencing skills to ensure that, Thales delivers the right project outcomes at the right time at the right cost and quality.

You will have excellent negotiation, interpersonal and leadership skills and be able to provide strategic overviews and direction to successfully deliver project and maximise contract growth opportunities.

This role will involve travel across the UK

What We Can Offer

We're committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you'll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Company Story

The future is full of challenges; each new change and technology will create situations no one has had to deal with before or even anticipated and it will happen at an even faster pace than today.

Our 3 priorities throughout the crisis remain constant:

  • To continue to protect all our employees' health and financial wellbeing.

  • To safeguard the business and continue to deliver for our customers as best we can.

  • And, to ensure that Thales is best placed to recover quickly.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

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.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries 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. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

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