Graduate Opportunity

ESCT Change Manager

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In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

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.

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Together, we clarify the confoundingly complicated problems our customers face across the realms of engineering and technology. So whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate, join us. Because together, we are Thales.

Primary Purpose of the Change Manager:

The Engineering and Supply Chain Transformation (ESCT) Programme Management Office actively supports the delivery of transformation projects across the UK. The PMO also assumes responsibility for developing effective project and change management tools, metrics, methodologies, communication and engagement strategies and techniques. The effective operation of the PMO is critical to the achievement of both the ESCT programme and wider business strategy.

The Change Manager will play a key role in ensuring a major transformation programme, and the projects therein, meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person’s primary focus will be on the people side of change – including changes to culture, behaviours, business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organisation structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximise employee adoption and usage and minimise resistance. This person is also responsible for ensuring there are robust benefits management processes in place to ensure the successful realisation of the business benefits. They will also ensure that implementation activities are adequate to enable benefits to ensue. An important part of this role is to positively reflect and reinforce key messages regarding the potential benefits of projects and programmes throughout.

The Change Manager will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilisation and greater proficiency of the changes that impact employees in the organisation to increase benefits realisation, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes, whilst ensuring a positive employee experience of change.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Creation and sign off of Project Change Management Strategy
  • Adoption of Change Management tools and approach, including creation where required
  • Change impact assessment and management plan
  • Accountability for delivery of the change management plan
  • Consult and coach project teams and implement knowledge transfer plan to deliver a change in performance in change management capability.

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 65,000 employees in 56 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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Job ID Number: R0061607
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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