Company Details

Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

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.

Systems Engineering Manager

Are you an inquisitive individual that has a passion for configuration and integration? Do you have an interest in System Engineering? Are you looking for your next challenge with the opportunity to work within a highly regarded team that will support with your learning and development? Then look no further …

What the role has to offer:

  • Stepping stone to becoming a Solutions Engineering Manager. You will buddy up with an Engineering Manager who will guide and mentor you as part of your development plan.
  • Opportunity to develop work packages as a team and lead.
  • Responsible for the cost and quality for a work package within the project and planning, delivery and managing team.

About the team

As an Systems Engineering Manager in Flight Avionics (FLX), reporting to the Solution Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to develop your Engineering Management skills by leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams on small to medium sized programmes or product developments. The FLX business serves a wide variety of customers in the aerospace sector; covering both the Civil and Military domains

Our purpose is to provide highly competent and disciplined System Engineering expertise to the FLX Business; thereby contributing to the safe and secure delivery of our avionic products and programmes in line with the cost, timescale and quality requirements of our customers and stakeholders.

Our Opportunity

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for an Systems Engineering Manager for Thales UK. The role requires someone with a confident, professional background across System Engineering, who can help support the business as it evolves.

We are looking for a talented individual who can take on a fast paced and varied role, you will be supporting the Engineering Manager in developing and executing management plans for engineering developments.

The Successful individual will coordinate and manage all resources that support the engineering process, including speciality engineering disciplines, and ensuring Design for Manufacture and Supportability is considered as part of the technical solution through a seamless relationship with the supply chain, production, ILS engineering and training teams.

About You

You will multi-task and prioritise without the requirement for regular direct supervision. You’ll have the ability to establish and meet deadlines. A proactive individual with excellent communication skills who can engage with all levels of stakeholders and disciplines to establish a system-centric way of working.

You will have the capability to work as a team player and take a calm, logical approach when reacting to the challenges we face, and ability to drive the engineering team through effective monitoring such as stand-ups and visual management.

With Proven Systems Engineering knowledge, your extensive experience to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high attention to detail will have covered fast paced and complex environments. Aerospace and Avionic System domain knowledge is welcomed but not essential.

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 challenges; 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. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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