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Project Manager

Job ID: R0136877 Location: Singapore, , Singapore
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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.

Thales established its presence in Singapore in 1973 to support the expansion of aerospace-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout the last four decades, the company grew from strength to strength and is today involved in the primary businesses of Aerospace (including Air Traffic Management), Defence & Security, Ground Transportation and Digital Identity & Security. Thales today employs over 2,100 people in Singapore across all its business areas.

The Project Manager’s mission is to manage the delivery of delegated Airspace Mobility Solutions (AMS) Projects and tasks in Singapore and in the region, and to support the Head of LORADS-III Projects in the capture of AMS Prospects with our Singaporean customer Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Duties will cover all aspects of Bid & Project Management including:

  • Managing assembled bid/project teams,
  • Ensuring the project objectives in relation to cost, time, safety and quality are achieved,
  • Managing the development of high quality and competitive bid offers.
  • Adherence to Thales Bids & Project Management Governance framework


As Project Manager, you are accountable for:

  • Managing Bids and Projects in accordance with Thales guidelines ensuring it addresses the objectives of the business.
  • Liaising closely and collaboratively with functional teams to ensure efficient delivery of bids/projects. Particularly, coordinating with Engineering the industrial setting between Singapore and Melbourne in order to maximise efficiency and ensure Projects outcomes, and contribute to the definition of a regional support centre.
  • Effective management of stakeholders and associated communications both external and internal.
  • Developing customer relationships by ensuring products and services delivered exceed where possible, customer expectations.
  • Conducting gate reviews in accordance with Thales Governance framework.
  • Preparing, monitoring and managing Bid and Project integrated schedule, budget, baselines, risks and opportunities.
  • Coordinating and negotiating input from suppliers, partners and oversees subcontractors.
  • Preparing and presenting all internal and customer reporting requirements.
  • As a member of the Bids and Projects function, participate in the development of Thales functional objectives and strategies.
  • Develop KPI’s and conduct analysis to provide early alert to the business of all significant emerging variances and risks. Develop and execute mitigation plans to counter variances and risks.
  • Guiding, coaching and providing direct support to less experienced project managers.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Project Management or other suitable discipline
  • IPMA Certification or ability to secure certification

Essential Experience

  • Proven and effective leadership skills with a high level of interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams.
  • At least five years Project Management experience with multi-partners / major co-contractors.
  • Experience working with complex Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • The confidence and maturity of judgement to represent the company at senior levels with customer organisations both nationally and internationally.
  • Exceptional written communication skills including authoring content and editing.
  • Strong internal stakeholder management in a matrix organisation.
  • Strong customer focus and external relationship management.
  • Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity to make effective commercial and financial decisions.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in managing complex projects across geographies and time zones. 
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques.
  • Language: fluent English mandatory, Mandarin would be a plus.
  • Experience demonstrating proficiency in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) domain in Asia.
  • Know-how in implementing new technologies.
  • Experience dealing with Singapore government’s ICT frameworks (e.g. IM8)          

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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