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Engineering Director - Above Water Systems

Job ID: R0106955 Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Sydney, 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.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

About Your Role

As Engineering Director for our Above Water Systems (AWS) business you will provide functional management leadership and governance across technical and engineering disciplines spanning systems, hardware, software, safety and ILS engineering, as well as configuration management.Your focus will be to continuously improve engineering performance and maturity to effectively support the delivery of solutions and services and to enhance competitiveness.Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and sustaining sound working relationships with multiple stakeholders, partners and subcontractors by ensuring service offerings are aligned with customers' needs

  • Representing the AWS at board and leadership level

  • Actively fostering a culture of communication, collaboration, co-engineering and knowledge sharing across the wider engineering community

  • Effective deployment of and adherence to the Engineering Environment encompassing process, practices and tools

  • Ensuring effective allocation of engineering resources to projects and bids per workload forecasting

  • Ensuring professional development and skillset management

  • Monitoring performance and competitiveness and injecting corrective actions as required.

About you

  • Degree qualified in engineering with substantial experience delivering large and complex bids, projects and contracts

  • An extensive background leading and managing a large and diverse multidisciplinary team with afocus on service delivery and customer satisfaction

  • Advance communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage, influence and negotiate at all levels

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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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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