Thales GroupTransportation careers
Thales's transportation systems business has a worldwide presence, with around 3,000 people delivering train control management to over 100 different customers in more than 50 countries.
Here in the UK, Thales has been involved in everything from increasing passenger capacity on the Jubilee line, to extending the Docklands Light Railway and Manchester Metro; to delivering a radio network across London Underground for the emergency services, and leading the way in train protection and warning systems.
Indeed, it's fair to say that transport networks have long relied on Thales. And, with a strong order pipeline and an R&D strategy to develop even more capability in the UK, we're on a mission - to be the No.1 provider of safe and sustainable transportation solutions in areas ranging from train control management to integrated communications, safety systems and information management.
You could soon be part of that mission. There simply has never been a better time to come on board. If you are customer focused, believe in performing as part of a team and have what it takes to decide and act quickly, you'll find that Thales is a place where you can really develop.
Solutions Architect - SCADA
A role with two strands to it, you'll work in both a bid and project environment and provide Design Authority technical leadership for each. On the bid side, you'll prepare solution and systems designs and estimates, write technical aspects of proposals and lead customer technical discussions and presentations. And, when it comes to projects, you'll deliver solution and system specifications and architectural designs and support the teams that specify, design, implement, verify and validate our SCADA-based systems.
Senior Design Engineer
The safety and quality standards of our designs will be very firmly in your hands here. Taking the lead in producing and reviewing signalling design, you'll also act as a verifier of the work of others. Providing resource estimates, anticipating, highlighting and escalating critical issues, regularly liaising and integrating with other functions and communication with external and internal stakeholders - all and more are elements of this highly responsible role.
Route Delivery Manager - Metrolink
Co-ordinating the line construction delivery team to ensure specified lines of route are safely delivered to the agreed project programme and budget lies at the heart of this challenging role. As well as liaising extensively with work package managers to obtain the design, construction, testing and procurement support it takes to implement the programmes to successfully deliver the specified lines, you'll also see that all activities are carried out in compliance with both client and Thales specifications.
A pivotal role in the team that supports the provision of competitive risk managed prices for goods and services for all bids and projects purchasing are involved in, the challenge here will be to ensure high quality and timely delivery, every time. Using best practice and industry techniques to deliver a professionally managed supply chain service to the business, you'll also provide forecast information that will enable us to maximise our purchasing position in the market by negotiating the best possible supply agreements.
Have you got what it takes to act as Thales day-to-day site representative? In this hugely responsible role we'll look to you to monitor sub-contractor site activities to ensure they are conducted in a safe and efficient manner and with minimum impact on the environment and operational tram network. Not only will you see that the work is of a high standard, you'll make sure it's in line with the relevant specifications, latest practices and project rules.
You'll get every opportunity to put your entire range of skills and experience gained in the construction industry to good use in this crucial role. Quite simply, the management of all construction works on the line - everything from safety, environmental, quality, specification and standards compliance through to programme and commercial, change control and functionality - will be your responsibility.
If managing effective supplier and customer relationships is your thing, then this just the role you need to advance your career in the procurement field. Responsible for planning, developing and managing a delivery schedule of suppliers, you'll see that each and every product we procure is done so in a timely and cost effective manner which meets both the commitments of Thales and the requirements of our customers.
Tester in Charge
Think you could head up the test teams that implement signalling projects into operational service? As well as leading the verification and validation testing of the design details of newly installed signalling systems, you'll direct the functional testing of altered systems and their reintroduction into operational use. Preparing and reviewing documentation, reporting on testing works, ensuring safe systems are maintained and completing testing activities in line with approved procedures, specifications and plans - all will be critical to your success.
A varied role that's all about developing, maintaining and monitoring project and programme schedules to successfully deliver the programme, you'll need to start building excellent working relationships with a wide range of colleagues from day one. As well as establishing and maintaining detailed work plans that fulfil the requirements of both the appropriate Thales function and the programme integrated schedule, you'll also get every opportunity to find ways of improving the way we deliver the programme.
Project Configuration Manager - Metrolink
Ensuring configuration management (CM) information is clear, concise and valid will be your challenge here. Responsible for planning and implementing CM requirements and processes for a specific project/bid or indeed a group of them, you'll see we work in line with company procedures and information systems. You'll also ensure we satisfy contract/tender requirements as well as project/bid delivery timescales.
Planning Manager - Project Controls
Managing the development, maintenance and monitoring of project and programme schedules to bring about the successful delivery of a programme is no easy task - but that's the challenge here. Deploying a team to provide planning support that will ensure the timely delivery of scope, you'll also see that accurate schedule information is transferred from each function on a regular basis. Indeed, getting commitment from the functions to their respective component schedules will be key, as will establishing a project structure that effectively pulls together each component schedule into the Programme Integrated Schedule.
JNUP Installation Manager
The challenge here will be to manage the delivery of the JNUP field installation on time, within budget and to the required quality. Leading a team of permanent staff, contingent labour and labour provision to meet the agreed schedule, you'll also co-ordinate installation sub-contractors. Identifying and pushing through initiatives and process improvements that improve safety, efficiency, timely delivery and/or quality of the works will be important too in a role where best practice and a culture of safety and continuous improvement are vital.
As Integration, Verification, Validation, Qualification (IVVQ) Manager, you'll not only manage a team of engineers, you'll also plan and perform IVVQ for a system that will be deployed to provide information relating to the entire UK road network. Very much a hands-on role involving regular interface with the client in order to achieve IVVQ objectives, you'll play your in a wide range of activities, including ensuring the adequacy of test and acceptance processes of third party suppliers.
The role of Integration, Verification, Validation, Qualification (IVVQ) Engineer will involve regular interface with a project team as well as the client, in order to gain approval of test specifications and host acceptance testing activities. Writing and executing Test Specifications, recording test results, rinvestigating defects/raising issues and providing status reports to the Integration & Test Manage - all and more are part and parcel of this full test cycle focused role.
HSQE Inspector - Metrolink
A key player on the Manchester Metro project, your knowledge and experience will be put to excellent use in this is safety critical role. Working closely with the MPT consortium HSE team and providing HSQE on site support to the MM3A, MM3B project management team working on the line, it's an outstanding opportunity to make a crucial contribution to the HSQE MPT overall strategy and initiatives.
Health & Safety Manager - Metrolink
One of the principle representatives for Thales on the Manchester Metro project, you'll work closely with the MPT consortium HSE team as you provide a variety of vital project support and contribute to the overall HSE MPT strategy. As well as managing the HSE Thales project team, we'll also look to you to ensure that our subcontractors comply with all MPT HSE Management systems and contract requirements.
Signalling Functional Tester
Carrying out Signalling Function testing activities between the new SelTrac Transmission Based Train Control (TBTC) system and "fixed block" equipment currently in operation on the line as part of a progressive cutover process, your role will be to ensure equipment is fully compliant with current standards. The safe delivery of component parts of the signalling scheme will also be your responsibility, as will seeing that all work is fully compliant to the contract and group standards.
Actively involved in on-site fibre installation & JTT construction, the management and reporting of Connect works packages will also be a vital part of this role. As well as ensuring installations are carried out safely and to the required quality, you'll provide project colleagues with regular updates of on-site progress and see that all works are carried out in accordance with the method statements and programme.
Senior Java Developer
Joining a team of software designers and developers working on a web application for the transport industry, you'll be responsible for its design, coding, testing and configuration.
A role that's all about using agreed standards and tools and supplied specifications to correct moderately complex systems your flair for analysis and design will get every opportunity to shine.
Senior Signalling Design Engineer
If producing and reviewing signalling design in line with company and international standards is what you excel at, this is the role for you. An excellent opportunity to put your knowledge of signalling design processes and technical/project experience to good use, your expertise will make a real difference to future projects.
Signalling Design Engineer
Part of the team responsible for producing signalling design in accordance with company and international standards, you'll be responsible for ensuring the safety and quality standards of each and every design. A chance to build upon your knowledge and experience in the field, you'll also get to regularly use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Signalling Tester - Verification
Are you IRSE licensed? Do you have experience of the rail industry? Then read on. Reporting directly to the Testing Manager, the main focus of this safety critical role will be to undertake signalling verification testing activities between the new Seltrac Transmission Based Train Control (TBTC) system and "fixed block" equipment currently in operation on the line as part of a progressive cutover process.
Do you have what it takes to develop procurement specification processes and procedures? Then you could soon be managing the design of new materials that meet the applicable standards and contractual requirements. You'll also get every opportunity to use your polished interpersonal skills as you regularly liaise with the procurement team to ensure development, completion and lead times meet the needs of the schedule.