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United Kingdom England UK, West Midlands, Birmingham

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


10,001+ Employees · It Services And It Consulting

Actively Recruiting

About The Job-

Location: Glasgow, 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.

Engineering Improvements Manager

Are You Great At Problem Solving? Would You Love To Drive Change And Improve The Engineering Function As A Whole? Are You Someone Who Is Perseverant With A Can-do Attitude? Got Your Interest, Then Look No Further…

What The Role Has To Offer

Ability To Influence Change And Improvement And Implement Best Practices Across The Engineering Function

Opportunity To Apply Technical Problem Solving Skills On A Large Scale

Have Exposure To Key Stakeholders Including The Executive Management Team

About The Team/Rewards

You Will Be Working Across A Multidiscipline Team Including Engineers Working In Software, Systems, And Hardware. This Team Help Develop New Products For Customers Across Land, Sea And Air Domains Through The Full Development Lifecycle. They Have A Great Team Spirit; Communicating Well Across Sites And Business Domains So There Is Always Good Understanding Of What Is Going On Across A Diverse Range Of Projects.

Our Opportunity

You Will Be Responsible For Identifying, Co-ordinating And Leading Improvement Activities Across The Engineering Function, And In Collaboration With Other Business Functions.

You Will Use Process And Project Data, Identify Opportunities For Process Streamlining And Cost Reduction In Development Activities.

As Well As This, Act As A “Local Process Correspondent” For The Thales Process-based Reference System, Communicate And Effectively Implement Changes To The Process. You Will Actively Monitor Implementation Across Projects To Identify Weaknesses That Need To Be Addressed. You Will Also Lead The Engineering Function For External Assessments, Guiding The Team Through Preparation, Auditing And Non-conformance Management.

About You

You Will Be Able To Demonstrate Your Ability In Improvement Planning At Both Strategic And Implementation Levels; Including A Proven Record In Issue/Risk Identification, Root Cause Analysis, Solution Development And Improvement Roll-out.

You Will Have Experience In Implementing An Improvement Strategy Through The Management And Motivation Of Improvement Teams.

Have Great Communication And Influencing Skills At All Levels In An Organisation.

Trained And Experienced In A Relevant Improvement Philosophy (E.G. Lean, Cmmi, 6 Sigma Etc.)

You Will Have Experience In The Product Development Process And An Understanding Of A Range Of Lifecycle Types (Waterfall, Agile…) And The Appropriate Use Of Each. Including An Understanding Of The Interactions Of Design Process With Other Functions (E.G. Manufacturing, Procurement, Supply Chain)

Lastly, You Will Have An Understanding Of The Requirements Of Recognised Standards (Iso9001/As9100) And Relevant Experience In The Achievement And Maintenance Of Them.

What We Can Offer

We’re Committed To Giving You Opportunities To Be Your Best. We Believe In Embracing The Passion And Potential Of Our People, And To Achieve This We Offer Market Leading Training, Development And Experiences, Along With The Opportunity To Be Mentored And Coached By Some Of The Smartest Minds In The Industry. We Hire From Within As Our First Priority, So You’ll Have A Myriad Of Opportunities Within Our Diverse, Global Organisation.

Company Story

The Future Is Full Of Excitement And Change ; Each New Change And Technology Will Create Situations No One Has Had To Deal With Before Or Even Anticipated And It Will Happen At An Even Faster Pace Than Today.

Our 3 Priorities Throughout The Crisis Remain Constant

To Continue To Protect All Our Employees’ Health And Financial Wellbeing.

To Safeguard The Business And Continue To Deliver For Our Customers As Best We Can.

And, To Ensure That Thales Is Best Placed To Recover Quickly.


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.

If You Are Interested In This Role, We Would Encourage You To Have Informal Chat With The Talent Acquisition Partner.

Thales Is An Equal Opportunities Employer And Diversity And Inclusion Are Integral To The Success Of Thales.

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.

Thales Uk Is Committed To Providing An Inclusive And Barrier-free Recruitment Process. We Will Provide Reasonable Adjustments And Support To Ensure Neuro-diverse Applicants Or Those With A Disability Or Long-term Condition Can Be Their Best During The Recruitment Process. To Request An Adjustment, If You Need This Job Advert In An Alternative Format Or If You Have Any Questions About The Recruitment Process, Please Contact Resourcing Ops For Mid To Senior Roles, Or The Early Careers Team For Graduate And Apprentice Roles.