Graduate Opportunity

Bid and Project Manager

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Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

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.

The purpose of this job is to be the person in overall charge of a specific project (or number of projects) to ensure the successful delivery of the project (or projects), including the development of future business opportunities from user requirements specification definition to contract award.

This is a dual role which will focus on supporting direct projects within GTS but also the Business Development aspect of upcoming Bids and opportunities. This part of the role is more strategic and will help secure future deliverables for the customer. Working and developing scopes for the customer, managing pricing of them.

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.

What does the job involve?

  • Deliver the key results and performance metrics for the projects, including order intake, sales, gross margin and cash.
  • Creation of the initial Project Plan during a bid or key demand phase of the lifecycle through requirement capture, work definition, estimating and scheduling that will include all milestones, activities, resources and any other feature that will require to be delivered.
  • Project Governance (the Gate and Stage Processes) over any bid and project delivery activities to ensure project, engineering, procurement and support processes are applied and are effective in controlling risks.
  • Ensure all business planning and reporting is published in accordance with Business directives/rhythm e.g. Monthly Progress Reviews (MPR), Project Management reviews (PMR), Management Board Reviews (MBR) and On Time Delivery (OTD).
  • Ensure that members of the project team are actively managing Risk and Opportunities, and have a robust Project Management Plan.
  • Management of a project team.
  • Close liaison with Health & Safety team at all times.

What are we looking for?

  • The ability to directly and successfully manage a project team (including remote teams).
  • Negotiation skills with the ability to deal with customers, suppliers and other parts of the business (stakeholder management skills).
  • Analytical skills aligned with the need to carry out detailed investigation of cost variance(s) and publishing of financial information directly into Company financial reports.
  • The ability to adapt personal style of management and communication to achieve the desired results from interactions with team members and stakeholders.
  • Business Development experience / qualifications and or enthusiasm for developing skills.
  • Experience of London Underground systems and Thales CBTC signalling systems
  • Ideally an MBA or Business Studies degree but not essential.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Maths
  • Project Management

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