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HATS Deputy Project Manager

Job ID: R0107305 Location: Nowra Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Nowra Hill, Australia

About Thales

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.

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.

Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) provides a rotary wing aircrew training capability for Navy and Army to meet the future rotary wing training needs of the Australian Defence Force.  Thales Australia provides support for training devices and the IT system, instructor services and avionics support.  An opportunity has arisen to support the HATS project manager in the delivery of all contract obligations in full and on time, achieving financial targets. 

The opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure delivery of project requirements, schedule, budget and plan. 
  • Developing project reports and maintaining key performance data for the project
  • Identifying and managing project risks and opportunities
  • Developing and maintain a sound working relationship with the customer, the Commonwealth and all other relevant stakeholders.
  • Working effectively with subcontractors and suppliers for on-time and compliant delivery.
  • Monitoring progress of project expenditure and ensure that all financial targets are achieved as well as ensuring commercial aspects are aligned to the contract
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities to grow the contract value or capture efficiencies

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in a project management capacity with exposure to project budget, resource and schedule estimation and management. Your other skills will include a high customer focus, sound interpersonal skills with the ability to lead teams and maintain good team morale, as well as the ability to problem solve. 

Industry experience in a defence related industry, systems engineering, avionics or information technology will be highly regarded. 

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 –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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

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