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Manager Maintenance Engineering & Obsolescence

Job ID: R0142120 Location: Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Hengelo, Netherlands

About the team

The Supportability Engineering department consists of 65 domain experts and is responsible for the definition, development and realization of ILS (Integrated Logistics Support) for our radars, electro-optical systems and combat management systems. The team consists of the disciplines Logistics/Maintenance Engineering, Obsolescence Management, Customer Documentation, Customer Training and ILS Management.

The Logistics/Maintenance Engineering team consists of the following disciplines:

  • Maintenance & Service Logistics Engineers and Provisioning Engineers, who play a key role in defining maintenance and influencing the design for a maintainable system;

  • Project Lifecycle Engineers, who support our programs from a Logistics/Maintenance point of view during the lifecycle of our systems.

The Obsolescence team consists of Obsolescence Engineers and Obsolescence Managers who consider the lifespan of all parts of our complex radar and command and control systems. Creating Obsolescence scans and developing Obsolescence Management Plans outlines strategies for identifying and mitigating the effects of aging through all stages of the product lifecycle. This minimizes the impact on availability at our customers.

For the management of these two teams, we are in search for a:

Manager Maintenance Engineering & Obsolescence

About the job

As a people manager with a strong personality and a pragmatic and transparent way of working, you manage the Logistics/Maintenance Engineering and Obsolescence teams. Given the current and future loading of the organization, it will be your challenge to assure the right allocation of our experts to the projects. In addition, a strong focus is required for a vision of our standardization topics and data consistency. In this function, your responsibilities will be to:

  • manage and develop the teams

  • manage the related processes and tooling, aligned with related departments

  • define the future skills required for the teams and develop the teams towards these skills

  • ensure the quality assurance process of their output

  • manage improvement initiatives and develop innovations with related departments

  • develop the roadmap for the teams together with Product Management Services

  • organize resource allocation and planning of the teams

  • be active involved in facilitating and managing the work for multiple projects at the same time

In this function, you report to the Manager Supportability Engineering, who is part of the Engineering Management Team.

About you

You have at least a technical Bachelor degree (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or similar) and you have the following working experience:

  • You worked as a manager in a high-tech environment with at least 10 direct reports

  • You worked in the area of mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering

  • You have experience in planning/scheduling and cost estimation techniques in a project and product environment

The job requires the following skills:

  • leadership and management skills

  • ability to focus on on-time delivery and delivery within budget

  • strong communication skills with the team, other engineers and managers

  • ability to think from a user perspective

  • flexible and open for changes and innovations within your profession

  • fluent English and Dutch, both written and spoken.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.

  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.

  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.

  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.

  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.

  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.

  • 40 days off per year (PTO).

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About our location

Hengelo, Netherlands