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Thales Group
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Jul 2021

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Project Manager
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Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

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.

Project Manager

Are you looking to work on a Project that makes a difference? Our Thales Ground Transportation System (GTS)are looking for a Project Manager to support on mainline and urban rail projects  within the UK. Working with customers such as London Underground and National Rail on large infrastructure and civil engineering programmes ranging from telecommunications through to rail signalling and traffic management systems

Our Opportunity

We are looking for a Project Manager to support the delivery of main line Rail projects. The role requires the ability to ensure effective liaison happens across a range of stake-holders to ensure that best practice is being applied, and that project management capability strengths and weaknesses are identified and managed. This will involve providing coaching and direct support to less experienced and less capable project managers.

It requires professional project management capabilities to be applied giving rigour to change control, commercial awareness and stakeholder management. The successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, tenacious enough to shape solutions in complex environments whilst demonstrating the leadership to bring people along on the journey.

About You – Skills and Knowledge required

• Project Management experience delivering on complex projects in a complex, multidisciplinary, multi-site organisation.

• The ability to directly & successfully manage project teams (including the coaching of project managers).

• Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to deal with customers, partners, suppliers and other parts of the business (stakeholder management skills).

• Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with written presentation and report writing skills.

• Knowledge of a range of transportation solutions, including train control, communication and safety systems is desirable but not essential.

• Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies.

If you would feel that this could be the challenge for you. Please click on the link below.

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. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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