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Project Controller (Fixed Term Contract)

Job ID: R0105262 Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Fixed Term / Temporary
Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

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.

Our Opportunity

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for a Project Controller to join Thales UK on a Fixed Term Contract for 9 months initially. The role requires someone with a confident, professional background across Project Controls, who can help support the business as it evolves.

We are looking for a talented individual who can create and maintain integrated master schedules for assigned projects. You will support on the production of the project reports and facilitate reviews in accordance with defined calendar for assigned projects.

The Successful individual will ensure governance, deployment & reporting of Risk & Opportunity Management on assigned projects and Facilitate peer reviews on allocated projects.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Liaise with appropriate stakeholders to create and maintain integrated master schedules for assigned project(s).

  • Support on the production of the project reports and facilitate reviews in accordance with defined calendar for assigned project(s)

  • Facilitate peer reviews on assigned project(s).

  • Ensure governance, deployment & reporting of Risk & Opportunity Management on assigned project(s)

  • Liaise with project team to ensure the correct and effective Project Governance is applied on assigned project(s).

  • Ensure Thales mandated tools are deployed and used appropriately. This could include acting as a Subject Matter Expert.

  • Liaise with project team to collect and monitor the use of ‘lessons learned’ as part of a continuous improvement culture.

  • Ensure a robust change control process is implemented on assigned project(s).

Skills, Experience and Behaviours:

  • Experience in a PMO or Project Management context ideally within a defence environment

  • Accomplished user of planning and scheduling tools.

  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise without the requirement for regular direct supervision.

  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present information.

  • Awareness of risk management process.

  • Awareness of advanced project controls techniques e.g. SRA or EVM.

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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