Graduate Opportunity

Project Controller

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Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

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.

About the Role:

Thales UK has a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join our Avionics team (AVS) as a Project Controller at Crawley. As one of the world’s largest suppliers in the aerospace sector, you will be joining a team recognised as a renowned leading supplier in avionic suites, on-board instruments and functions for all major global air-framers.

The principle purpose of the role is to support the Project Management Team by providing an effective specialised Project Planning and Control service for their projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with Project Controls, Project Management or relevant project/programme associated experience with a real interest to either enrich or develop skills and expertise in Project Controls.

Thales - Who are We?

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.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To be accountable for governance, deployment & reporting of Risk & Opportunity Management,
  • To be responsible for the independent assurance review and reporting process,
  • To lead on the assessment of risk and contingency in assurance reviews and activities,
  • To collect and monitor the use of ‘lessons learned’ as part of a continuous improvement culture,
  • To lead on the production of the monthly project reports,
  • To support the project contract review,
  • To provide guidance to Project Management Office team on the project comprising Planners and Project Support staff,
  • To ensure the correct and effective Project Governance is applied,
  • To ensure all Project activities undertaken comply with the relevant Thales Chorus processes,
  • The role will also involve occasional ad-hoc duties that are not listed above but are necessary to respond to the needs of the business. These ad-hoc duties will be consistent with the nature of a Project Control position within Thales.


We are committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. You will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment so it organisational skills and an ability to communicate and guide business decisions will be key. We are looking for an individual with the following skills and experience, however we are also able to train and develop individuals if these possess some experience in Project Controls with a high potential to learn:

  • Experience of providing an effective project control service in a complex multiple project delivery environment
  • Experience that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
  • Experience of client and stakeholder management in a complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-site project management context.
  • Experience that has provided a practical knowledge of commercial management, best practice supply chain and finance functions.
  • A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • An ability to embrace and encourage change.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: R0068379
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Information Technology
  • Project Management

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