Graduate Opportunity

Project Controller

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Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

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.

Thales is on the leading edge of Digital Transformation

With a clear focus on critical transformative technologies, Thales is taking this digital transformation head on.

Project Controller

This an exciting opportunity to join the Thales team as a Project Controller. The principle purpose of the role is to support the Project Management Team by providing an effective specialised Project Control service for their projects. The Project Controller is also responsible for provision of accurate, integrated and meaningful bid and / or project planning information to the management team and key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Maintain, develop & communicate the integrated bid / project plan in the designated planning tool set including all contract deliverable milestones, internal milestones, invoicing and sales milestones in accordance with the Thales Procedures
  • Monitor the integrated set of bid / project schedules, costs, and resources in accordance with the company timetable, procedures and working practices and cost structure and Work Break-down Structure
  • Undertake and coordinate the formal update of bid / project schedules, interdependencies, resource allocations budgets and financial status
  • Generate the overall critical path across the integrated set of bids / projects and reconcile issues, making recommendations to assist in the recovery of slippage, where applicable
  • Analyse resource profiles resulting from the monthly schedule update process and make recommendations to reconcile resource loading anomalies ahead of the Forward Load extraction

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Strong service delivery ethos and orientation
  • Effective at operating across functional and departmental boundaries (working in a matrix style organisation)
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise without the requirement for regular direct supervision
  • Can demonstrate commercial, financial and general business acumen
  • The ability to provide accurate and up to date information to decision-makers
  • A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
  • An ability to embrace and encourage change
  • A strong attention to detail would be valued

Core Benefits – Healthcare Cash Plan, Gainshare Plan, Notable Pension Contribution and 27 days holiday per year plus one additional company day

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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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Belfast
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