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Systems Configuration Manager

Job ID: R0108577 Location: Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

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.

The training and simulation business line at Crawley is looking to strengthen the rigour and governance applied to projects and products through the addition of a systems configuration manager to work across a number of activities to support the engineering management teams in the delivery of simulation projects and products.

The business is also looking to adopt a new PLM and ERP tool over the next year, so this role will play a pivotal part of the rollout and adoption of new business processes.  

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure the integrity of technical data, attributes, and validity throughout the life cycle
  • Ensure the definition, recording and storage of technical data
  • Responsible for verification of the completeness of technical data internally and externally
  • Ensures the return and the provision of technical data to the relevant functions
  • Records configuration baselines and provides status on identified gaps or omissions
  • Manage Change Requests and progress
  • Manage implementation of approved changes to the technical data
  • Implements the CM Plan
  • Supports/leads audits where required
  • Focus on the quality of what we deliver to the customer, be proactive and look at continually improving the way we work

Skills and experience

  • Proven track record of performing configuration management on projects and products
  • Use of industry standard CM tools (e.g. Palma, JIRA, SVN, GIT or similar)
  • Experience of change management

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.

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