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about 1 year ago
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has more than
40 years’ experience in designing, integration, testing, operation and
commissioning of innovative space systems. Using some of the world’s most
sophisticated technologies, we meet the needs of a variety of commercial,
government, scientific and security customers. Our teams create the technology
to monitor our oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive
scientific progress. We also supply the International Space Station and, as
such, play a pivotal role in exploring the universe.

As a Project Manager
based in our Bristol office, your leadership will ensure the successful delivery
of projects, products, technology demonstrations and bids, relating to system
studies or flight units which capitalise on Pan-European expertise and heritage.
You’ll provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial
awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing management and
technical skills within the team. Excellent opportunity to join at the start of
a growing business, shape your career and be a major contributor to growth of
the business.

Key responsibilities

* Managing those involved within the project team.
* Strong communication at the appropriate level
* Project Execution
* Bid Management
* Management of both Risk and Opportunities
* Project Scheduling and resource planning
* Reporting the progress and performance of the project(s)
* Management of the supply chain to ensure compliance and performance
* Management, coaching and motivation of a multifunctional project team
* Resolving conflict
* The execution of appropriate Project Governance
* Compliance with the relevant Thales Chorus processes and review

Skills, Qualifications and Experience


* Qualified Project Manager with Prince/APM (or similar qualification), who’s
worked in a heavily regulated industry, with engineering slant and covered
projects in excess of £2 million
* Proven leadership skills, who is a strong communicator and has solid
planning and delivery orientation
* Customer focused, built relationships with suppliers whilst balancing the
needs of the business including senior level
* Commercial / financial / business insight and able to exercise sound
* Generation, delegation and adherence to Work Packages and knowledge of the
full product lifecycle in a regulated industry
* Design for manufacture and cost
* Willingness to work in a collaborative working environment
* A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational
* A champion of change who embraces and encourages others to

* Interest in Space Instruments, Mechanisms and Propulsion - A level of
technical knowledge or awareness about chemical or electric propulsion systems
would be highly desirable.
* Conduct of integration, qualification and calibration campaigns
* Awareness of Hardware, Software and Firmware development activities
* Traceability of requirements to their point satisfaction captured in a
structured documentation set
* Having the ability to lead / chair reviews
* Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and
developing capture plans and winning strategies
* A “strategic approach” to dealing with partners, clients and staff.
* Experience of working across boundaries with knowledge of commercial
management, elite supply chain and finance functions.
* Able to lead and contribute to process improvement

How to apply
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