Location : Tubize, BelgiumThales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity.
We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.
Thales Belgium SA, Belgium competence center of Thales, is a company located on 2 sites, one in Tubize (near Brussels) and the other one in Herstal (near Liège).
Thales Belgium, which employs more than 230 collaborators, is specialized in the design, development and supply of critical information systems for customers in the sectors of Defense, Security (including Cyber), Transport and Aerospace.
For its activities, Thales Belgium SA (Tubize site) is looking for a :
System Engineering Manager in Air & Naval Systems Department
As member of the Air & Naval System Department you are responsible to organise the technical tasks related to the design of different classes of military mission systems.
The systems you work on relate to military communication and integrate own Thales products as well as third party subsystems.
You will assist the Program Manager in the day to day organisation of the technical work packages, including System Engineering and IVVQ .
You coordinate as well the co-engineering tasks related to SW and HW disciplines.
You are participating to both Bid and Program Execution phase in an international context (US, UK, NATO, France, )
Main Responsibilities :
You are responsible for the management of the solution engineering activities. You work with a multidisciplinary team for Projects all along their lifecycle in cooperation with the Program Manager and the PDA.
You define the system development cycle and define the process, practices and tools (PP&T) applicable to the product / project based on the Thales reference system and tailored based on project specific constraints (eg.
tools imposed by the Customer). Those elements are reported in the corresponding Development Plans.
You ensure global consistency of the engineering process, practices and tools; you organize the co-engineering and approve lower level solution elements’ or components’ engineering plans including those flown down to subcontractors and partners.
You identify the engineering skills needed to ensure Bid / Project / Product delivery
With the Head of Department you ensure that the key people appointed on the Bid / Project / Product are properly skilled
You guarantee commitments to the project including satisfaction of stakeholders requirements within constraints provided by the Architect and the Project Design Authority.
You optimize technical work by organizing system engineering reviews and participating to those of lower level solution elements from design to validation and acceptance.
You tracks competitiveness KPI, you perform root cause analysis of problems and conduct associated corrective actions (Performance initiatives) at their level
You contributes to the Quality Assurance activities by ensuring visibility on the engineering work packages for the Bid / Project / Product QAM
Jointly with the PDA you : Identify and review the technical risks and opportunities and the related mitigation plans throughout the bid or project,Prepare the DVa and submit it to the Design Authority (DA) approval,Approve the main bid / project engineering reviews and deliverables,Organise when appropriate technical meetings and peer reviews in order to perform the Solution technical assessment and validation.
Civil or industrial engineer, or equivalent by experience
Languages : English and French or Dutch
Master Degree or equivalent through relevant experience with strong technical background. Minimum 5 years of experience in technical leadership.
Combine your technical with managerial skills, organize the work of the technical teams.
Ability to coach and support SE & IVVQ teams (leadership).
Familiar with requirement definition and management preferably by using DOORS or equivalent tool.
Experience or references with software and hardware engineering activities.
Management of the life cycle of the System development (specifications, development, testing)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Innovative, creative, good team player. Motivator. Ability to build contacts with internal and external key actors.
Autonomy and proactivity.
Customers and subcontractors relationships experience
Strong knowledge of English is required. In addition, the candidate should preferably be fluent in French and / or Dutch.
Stress resistant, autonomy, sense of initiative
Versatility and flexibility
Interdisciplinary and creative, end-to-end commitment, focused and persistent
Team player, coaching and communication skills
If you are looking for :
The solidity of a large Group
The agility of a human-sized structure
A company which at the forefront of innovation
An environment that fosters personnel development of all collaborators and offers opportunities for evolution within an international group;
If you defend values such as company spirit, sense of responsibility, ethics, creativity and teamwork;
Thales Belgium can be your partner.
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