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4 months ago
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

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.

For over 60 years, Thales in the UK has pioneered the increasingly complex science of electronic surveillance. Thales Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions continuously protect British servicemen and women, and the platforms on which they serve and in turn, civilian populations all over the world. Due to current and future projects we need to make a number of new hires in to our Electronic Warfare team.

As Project Design Authority (PDA) you will work as part of a bid or project team within the Electronic Warfare and Radar Business. The primary purpose is responsible for solution creation in preparation for bids and solution compliance across all phases of the systems engineering lifecycle within a project including in Service. You will guarantee that the technical solutions are feasible, competitive and meets customer expectations, in terms of cost, innovation, performance, schedule. Acting as the primary technical leader of the bid or project team and technical interface with the Customer this is key hire within the team.

Required Experience and Skills

* Radar/Electronic Warfare systems engineering in the maritime/land/air environment.
* Modelling, design, development, integration and trials.
* Preparation of bids for domestic and export customers.
* Ideally a good understanding of digital Radar receiver technology and techniques.
* Systems Experience across the engineering life cycle
* Understanding of wide variety of engineering disciplines (systems, software, hardware, EMC, RF).
* Highly Desirable would be the experience of certification of Radar/EW systems to customer specifications and managing the customer through this process
* Ability to generate innovative solutions including system acceptance and system certification within a competitive environment

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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