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Senior Project Manager

Job ID: R0109770 Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Cairns, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

About Your Role

The Senior Project Manager is accountable for managing all activities associated with the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Program (ACPB) In Service Support (ISS) Contract in Cairns. This will include assisting in securing opportunities and managing all aspects of projects to achieve the defined contractual obligations to agreed budget, schedule and performance outcomes.

Focussing across three sites in Cairns, in this role you will:

  • Manage key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring ongoing project updates and achievement of accountabilities

  • Manage Cairns based projects from design to implementation, ensuring adherence to schedule and safety

  • Manage risks and opportunities

  • Developing Project Plans and Risk Registers, as well as estimates and management of costs

  • Engage THALES staff and subcontractors in support of all Cairns based projects, providing appropriate direction, coaching, support and delegation, and ensuring a team oriented environment

How About You?

The successful candidate will demonstrate project management experience, exposure to production as well as a background in engineering, ILS, configuration management and maintenance.A background in ship repair or maritime projects will be highly regarded. 

Your personal qualities will include the ability to communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels.  Your skills and experience will be supported by tertiary qualifications in engineering or project management.

Good to Know

You’ll receive an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.To learn more about clearances please visit –

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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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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