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Project Manager

Cairns Region
Thales Australia Limited

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Location: Cairns, Australia

About Thales

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.

We€™re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

The Cairns Project Manager is accountable for managing all activities associated with the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Program (ACPB) In Service Support Contract in Cairns. This will include assisting in securing opportunities and managing all aspects of projects to achieve the defined contractual obligations to agreed budget, schedule and performance outcomes.

In this role you will:

  • Manage key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring ongoing project updates and achievement of accountabilities
  • Manage Cairns based projects from design to implementation, ensuring adherence to schedule and safety
  • Developing Project Plans and Risk Registers, as well as estimates and management of costs
  • Engage THALES staff and subcontractors in support of all Cairns based projects, providing appropriate direction, coaching, support and delegation, and ensuring a team oriented environment

The successful candidate will demonstrate project management experience and a background in engineering, ILS, configuration management and maintenance, as well as understanding of finance and procurement. A background in complex maritime projects will be highly regarded. Your personal qualities will include the ability to communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels. Your skills and experience will be supported by tertiary qualifications in engineering or project management.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances, please visit http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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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