Thales

Thales 190 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0RF, UK
15/11/2018
Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar. 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. Programme Quality Engineer (LR08) Core Benefits: Private Medical (Couple cover), Yearly Bonus, Notable Pension Contribution, 27 days holiday per year plus one company day Location: Glasgow This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Land and Air Systems (LAS) Optronics and Missile Electronics business unit as part of a dedicated team of quality professionals. This role involves working within a multi-discipline team to manage and deliver all aspects of quality management required by Thales to meet the requirements of both internal and external customers - focussing initially on programme quality assurance within bids & projects. The successful candidate will be confident in building trustful relationships with key customers and suppliers, working across organisational boundaries both external and internal to Thales. This role would be ideal for a self-motivated quality professional who is committed to driving forward change and is passionate about continuous business improvement. Thales' 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 nine 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 infrared and thermal imaging, liaising with global customers or providing essential business support, they play a key role in information and enabling critical decisions. Key responsibilities and accountabilities: Lead the project quality assurance activities to bring solutions in line with customer expectations, contractual requirements, and quality standards Ensure governance is applied throughout the project, completing project advises and supporting project reviews Encourage and develop best practice, promoting a quality culture and environment of continuous improvement Identify and implement opportunities to improve working methods Audit processes as appropriate Capable of working on own initiative, evaluating priorities, identifying problems and acting to resolve them Provide input to work package estimates for quality Skills , Experience and Qualifications: Well developed communication skills both orally and written Capability to work closely with others in a cross functional team Knowledge of Lean/Sigma principles would be an advantage Understanding and demonstrable knowledge of quality management principles Experience of deploying quality management principles Specialised knowledge of engineering disciplines would be an advantage Experience within the transfer of technology is highly desirable Apply Great journeys start here - to play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation click the apply button now! 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 65,000 employees in 56 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. Great journeys start here, apply now!
Thales Stockport District, UK
14/11/2018
Full time
Job Description Systems Engineering Manager (SEM) Location: Cheadle (involves UK based travel) Department: Engineering Services Portfolio The Engineering Services Portfolio is responsible for providing support to legacy systems within the UK with a focus on infrastructure for example electricity generation area, this can be split into three main distinct areas EDF Energy - Nuclear Generation, Thales currently has a 10 year Long Term Support Contract until 2023 to Support the DPCS in 6 of the 8 UK Nuclear Stations Services include identifying and mitigating risk of supporting DPCS to Revised Planning Dates as well as system/hardware/software/database/training support EDFs Strategic ambition to use Thales as Tier 1 supplier for DPCS support Re-engineering and replacement of legacy / obsolete equipment APMS - Conventional Generation, legacy product support Primary Purpose of the role Being a key member of the Portfolio leadership team to: Identify to the PEM emerging engineering issues, and to develop tactical and strategic focus for the customer. Provide the customer with a point of contact for technical aspects, agree with the customers the Thales commitments and ensure these are delivered to the agreed costs and on time. Put in place and maintain reporting structures that recognise a dispersed multidiscipline team. Monitor the Long Term Support contract KPIs to ensure that Thales does not receive negative KPIs Requesting the required resources for both Ad Hoc and Long Term Support works Identify and progress opportunities (bids) to develop the portfolio offering to the Long Term Support customer Act as the primary technical point of contact for SIX on the Cheadle site Key tasks and responsibilities Engineering Delivery Responsible for technical quality of all deliverables, including compliance with applicable legislation, standards and procedures. Responsible for ensuring all engineering activities are conducted in a safe manner, compliant with applicable Health and Safety legislation, including OHSAS 18001 and any other applicable legislation or EDF procedures. Ensuring engineering activities are conducted in accordance with Thales' environmental practices including ISO 14001 and any other applicable legislation or EDF procedures. Attend an engineering review meeting with each station at least quarterly, and upon request in the event of extraordinary meeting being required to discuss urgent issues. The SEM shall be the main point of contact for EDF central technical organisation and station staff for technical aspects of the LTS Provide technical knowledge to Thales engineers required for their roles. Monitor and manage as appropriate the ad-hoc station specific Request for Support work packages. Provide on a monthly basis a project based service review to the customer Support the internal and external risk reviews Ensure a culture of 'no surprises' becomes normal practice in the engineering activities, ensuring development issues, risks and opportunities are recognised at the earliest possible stage of all project and new business activities. Take a key role in the selection of suppliers to ensure that they can deliver the expectations of Thales and the customer and where required identify the gaps and methods to close. To ensure technical leadership within the Portfolio in particular the correct application and tailoring of the required lifecycle. Ensure the engineering management documents, notably Systems Engineering Management Plan, Software Development Plan, Safety & Environmental Management Plan and Hardware Development Plan are maintained and updated as required. Communicate the security requirements and ensure the engineers comply with Thales and the customers requirements and expectations. Essential and Desirable Skills/Experience Clear and demonstrable technical and managerial leadership within an engineering environment, with excellent people management skills and the ability to influence and challenge others. Team player who can interface at all levels within engineering and manufacturing company, represent the company to outside government and customer organisations, and who can operate successfully in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to work professionally and constructively within a team environment providing advice and consultancy. Is a self-starter, capable of working on own initiative with a high level of integrity. A confident communicator, resourceful and proactive, ensuring adequate quality and timely delivery. Extensive knowledge of the customers' expectations and application of process Comprehensive understanding of Engineering Standards, engineering processes and maturity models. An ability to quickly assimilate and utilise a knowledge of the technical and market environment and apply this to the commercial requirements of the business. Knowledge of methodologies associated with Agile ways of working. Able to demonstrate a vision for the future technical direction of the business. Qualifications Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering / Computer Science Field Preferably Chartered Engineer Other Travel to client sites (Nuclear Environment clean side only) will be required regularly. Travel to other Thales premises will also be required. Travel within Europe will be infrequent. Therefore flexibility to travel and work at other locations is essential.