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Technical Manager

Job ID: R0104061 Location: Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

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.

Technical Manager

Based in Lancaster

Do you want to be part of a team of leading specialists that are designing solutions that make tomorrow possible today, by providing electricity to the UK and keeping the lights on?  Do you enjoy problem solving and being innovative? Then look no further… )

What the role has to offer:

  • Having a direct impact on the generation of electricity for the UK
  • Every day is different – a great variety of work
  • Working directly with the customer and on their customer site
  • A high degree of autonomy

Our Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Manager to join Thales Six to support the EDF Nuclear Power Station in Lancaster with their data processing and control systems.

You will be the key interface with EDF Engineers to ensure effective control of work allocation and support issues for service provisions, as well as being responsible for ensuring the subcontractors deliver the right solutions at the right time to the right quality.

You will be responsible for leading a team of engineers to provide the development and support of the legacy data processing and control systems. Providing technical expertise and advice on development issues and problems with the on-site systems. You will also be responsible for the development lifecycle, which includes quality assurance, integration, verification testing and configuration.

This role offers the opportunity to work very closely with the customer where you will build strong, lasting relationships and where you will manage, support and influence the customer.

You will be working closely with the Portfolio Engineering Manager, Engineering Teams,

Project Management, Supply Chain SME, Suppliers, Contractors and the Customers Engineering Leads.

A majority of your work will be carried out at Thales premises in Lancaster with travel to client sites, which will be approx. 2- 3 days per week, therefore, flexibility to travel and work at other locations is essential.

This role will require SC Clearance, please visit the UKSV website for further guidance.

About You

You will have a systems engineering background and understand all aspects of hardware and software engineering as well as having a good understanding of software development lifecycles.

You will have significant experience within a multi-disciplined engineering team in a leadership role together with the ability to convey complex technical issues to others. You will have a good understanding of the application of hardware and software through the full lifecycle (V model) from elicitation of customer requirement through to formal acceptance at customer sites, including integration and verification testing. You will have the ability to review and verify comprehensive documentation for the design and test of hardware and software, run technical meetings and provide reports is essential.

You will have the ability to analyse complex technical problems and offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions and be able to set clear team objectives and goals. Self-motivated, innovative with the ability to build strong lasting relationships with both internal and external customers together with being flexible and able to work under pressure to meet demanding deadlines is essential

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Company Story

The future is full of challenges; each new change and technology will create situations no one has had to deal with before or even anticipated and it will happen at an even faster pace than today.

Our 3 priorities throughout the crisis remain constant:

  • To continue to protect all our employees’ health and financial wellbeing.
  • To safeguard the business and continue to deliver for our customers as best we can.
  • And, to ensure that Thales is best placed to recover quickly.


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.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

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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