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Project Manager


Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Thales teams deliver cutting-edge solutions to armed forces the world over. We are Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems. But our people don’t just work with incredibly advanced technology. The armoured vehicles we build can resist the full force of improvised explosive devices, while our avionics solutions control some of the world’s most iconic military aircraft. Together, our people make the world safer.

Join our project team based in Basingstoke (soon to be moving to Reading) as a Project Manager. In this high-profile role, you’ll provide Project Management leadership to ensure the successful delivery on a variety of bids and projects. The role will provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing technical management skills within the team. You will be working with a diverse range of customers and an international supply base, with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

Key responsibilities

Actively manage both risk and opportunities
Manage a variety of projects and bids
Report to Management on the progress and performance of the project
Manage sub-contractors, ensuring flowthrough of customer requirements and supplier performance
Manage all project stakeholders; ensuring strong communications are established and maintained
Ensure a relevant Project Management Plan complete with resource plan fully maintained

Skills, qualifications and experience

Customer-focused balanced with recognising the need for governance
Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong planning and delivery orientation
Experience in bids and projects
Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
IPMA/Prince/APM qualified and an Engineering or Business Degree/diploma would be advantageous.

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