Engineering Manager


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Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

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Location: Rydalmere, Australia

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About Your Role

Based in our Rydalmere office with frequent travel to HMAS Waterhen, the Mine Counter Measures (MCM) In Service Support (ISS) Engineering Services Manager (ESM) provides a range of technical and engineering skills and services specifically in the Mine Counter Measures ISS domain. This role delivers the ISS engineering services for several MCM ISS projects and systems to other Thales business units and the Minewarfare and Clearance Diving Systems Project Office (MCDSPO).

The position will employ engineering management skills, knowledge and competencies to ensure completion of the MCM ISS projects engineering tasks within committed cost, schedule, performance and quality expectations as part of a co-engineering team comprising internal multi-discipline, intra-group and external stakeholders.

  • Developing a good working relationship with counterparts in the customer’s organisation to facilitate effective customer expectation management and ensure rapid resolution of issues that may arise.
  • Maintaining the Approved Support Network accreditation with MCDSPO for the Deployable MCM ISS project
  • Managing a core team of MCM Engineering staff
  • Managing resources from other UWS &Thales businesses to fill ad-hoc requirements
  • Managing subcontractor engineering activities

How About You

  • Engineering Degree in a suitable discipline and professional development sufficient to attain recognition as a Chartered Professional Engineer with the IEAust
  • Proven experience in management of design/maintenance within a quality framework, specifically, acting in a senior engineering role
  • Problem identification and analysis skills
  • Managing design, development, integration, verification, validation and acceptance of naval systems
  • Dealing with defence customers in delivery of engineering projects and deliverables
  • Managing engineering resources for performance and quality outcomes
  • Working with international and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience with the Australian Defence Seaworthiness Management System would be desirable

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

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 –

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

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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