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Technical and Engineering Director

Job ID: R0064982 Location: Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Rydalmere, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

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.

About Our Site

Our Rydalmere site is home to over 500 employees working across Ground Transportation Systems, Maritime and Secure Communication & Information Systems. With an onsite subsidised cafeteria, well equipped gymnasium and free onsite parking our Rydalmere facility is conveniently located close to Parramatta and Ryde. There are also ferry, bus and train stations within easy walking distance.

Our Opportunity

Reporting to VP of GTS/SIX (Ground Transportation Systems/ Secure Communications and Information Systems), with a functional reporting line into VP Strategy & Technical,  the Technical and Engineering Director is to exercise leadership across the GTS/SIX CBU on the subjects of Engineering Environment (E2), encompassing process, practices, tools and infrastructure, Strategic workload forecasting, Workforce development, Deployment and operation of the technical governance regime, Technical strategy planning, Solution Safety, Self-funded Research & Development (SFRD) and Digital Transformation and Innovation of GTS-SIX products and services.


you will have the following responsibilities in respect of Engineering:

  • Vision and Competitiveness.
  • Processes, practices, tools and knowledge.
  • Solution Safety, as the Safety Authority for GTS-SIX.
  • Assesses the engineering skills present and needed.
  • Engineering Accountability.
  • Research & Technology.

About You

You hold the following skills and attributes:

  • Appropriate technical degree.
  • Eligible for recognition as CPEng.
  • Digital Transformation of Products and Services.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and customer orientation.
  • Ability to influence through expert knowledge, analytical insights and persistence.

Special Requirements

The position is dependent on the candidate eligibility to obtain a Defence Security Clearance.

The suitable candidate needs to be ITARS cleared; therefore Thales needs to know if you hold any passport other than Australian, or have dual citizenship. 

You will also need to successfully clear a pre-employment medical and police check.

Occasional interstate and overseas travel may be required.

Culture & Benefits at Thales

Thales can offer you a variety of interesting and challenging work. We support  our employees to develop professionally and succeed. We are a growing global organisation so hiring from within is our first priority, ensuring all our employees are given every opportunity to develop and build their career.   We offer a variety of initiatives that support your wellbeing such as flexible work practices, salary sacrifice, novated leasing and purchased leave.

Thales is committed to providing  an inclusive workplace where the very best talent in Australia chooses to work, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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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Rydalmere, Australia

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