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Assistant Project Manager, Thales, Templecombe, Hybrid Remote, UK

Assistant Project Manager, Thales, Templecombe, Hybrid Remote, UK
Posted on: 5/25/2023

Assistant Project Manager, Thales, Templecombe, Hybrid Remote, UK

Location: Templecombe, United Kingdom
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.
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.

Job title: Assistant Project Manager
Location : Templecombe (hybrid working arrangement)
Do you have an interest in Project Management? Are you looking for a step into a role where you will work in a highly regarded team who will support your learning and development? Then look no further…
We are looking for someone who either has pre-existing experience of working as an Assistant Project Manager, or someone who has worked in a Project Management environment as a Project Assistant (or similar), who is looking for a step into becoming an Assistant Project Manager.

Core Benefits:

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes:
Performance-related bonus
Half day every Friday, usually finishing around 13:00pm
28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) plus opportunity to buy up to 40 hours/year (pro rata)
24 hours volunteering paid for
Private healthcare (grade dependent)
Pension scheme
Life cover
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts

What does the job involve?

Undertake the activities that will ensure the successful delivery of the project. This will typically include supporting the Project Manager (PM) with the following key responsibilities:
Deliver the key results and performance metrics of the project, including gross margin and cash.
Supporting the PM in the creation of key bid artefacts (i.e. delivery schedule, estimate, gate packs etc.) to ensure swift contract placement by the customer.
Project Governance (the Gate and Stage Processes) over the bid and project delivery activities to ensure project, technical, procurement and support processes are applied and are effective in controlling risks.
Ensure all business planning and reporting is published in accordance with Business directives.
Drive Quality, Cost & Delivery performance through close working with other functions.
Manage project stakeholders; ensuring strong communications are established and maintained.
Taking direct management of project risk, opportunities and schedule management working with the PMO.
Assisting the PM with internal project kick off, creating first draft of the supporting artefacts required with a view to lead future kick off events.
Ensure “Lessons Learned Management” is applied to all projects, entailing application of lessons from other projects, and capturing lessons learned on specific projects under your control.

What are we looking for?

Knowledge of project management skills, ideally from working in a complex, multidisciplinary, multi-site organisation.
Communication skills with the ability to communicate occasionally with customers, partners, suppliers and other parts of the business (stakeholder management skills).
Written presentation and report writing skills.
Understanding of generic processes and techniques used to schedule project activities (for example; Work Breakdown Structure, Organisational Breakdown Structure, milestones, dependencies, Earned Value Management).

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.
Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.
Great journeys start here, apply now!


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