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Lead System Engineer - DELFT

Job ID 14087798 Veröffentlichungsdatum 12/11/2019 Lieu: Delft, Südholland
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.

About us
With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

At our headquarters in Hengelo the Naval System Engineering department is responsible for the entire development cycle of our radar products, services and solutions, consisting of concept definition, system design, system integration and validation.

Within the Naval System Engineering department, the Solution Engineering Group performs all system engineering activities for the realization of a mission system on board of naval ships. This includes all integration activities with various subsystems, such as sensors, effectors, communication and navigation systems. The Solution Engineering Group has two teams: a main team in Hengelo and an affiliate team in Delft. To strengthen our team in Delft, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated:

Lead System Engineer

About the job

In your job as Lead System Engineer you will have two main roles:

  • You will be the overall technical responsible for a mission system for a particular customer
  • You will perform day-to-day management of a team of engineers to bring that project to a success

As overall technical responsible for a mission system you will define – together with the capture leader – the initial configuration during the bid phase and continue into the project execution phase if the contract is awarded. During the project execution phase you will continue to shape the mission system and be the technical point of contact for the customer. You will hold design reviews with the customer and design/integration reviews with suppliers where necessary. Within Thales you will keep stakeholders informed on the technical solution and any changes therein. In principle you will remain technically responsible for the mission system until final acceptance by the customer.

In the project execution phase you will perform the day-to-day management of your engineering team. The team will consist of approximately 4-6 experienced professionals, ranging from product experts to integration specialists. The team size will vary with the complexity of the mission system. You will perform planning, monitoring and steering of the work package and hold yearly individual evaluations with the team members. Within Thales you will keep stakeholders informed on the work package progress.

Your main tasks are:

  • Defining mission systems for specific customers
  • Managing the technical solution throughout a project
  • Hold technical reviews with customer and suppliers
  • Managing a work package and the allocated engineering team
  • Inform stakeholders in the internal organization

About you

We are looking for a new colleague who:

  • possesses a university degree (MSc) in electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering or similar field
  • has more than five years experience in a technical leadership role
  • is a generalist with a broad interest in technology
  • preferably has previous experience within the Naval domain
  • has good communication skills towards internal and external stakeholders
  • possesses a high level of initiative, pragmatism and persuasiveness
  • is fluent in spoken and written English and Dutch
  • is flexible with respect to short business trips to stakeholders in The Netherlands and abroad

    Thales offers

    Working at Thales offers you:

  • An interesting job in an international high-tech environment;
  • Room for and attention to personal development and personal initiative;
  • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level;
  • An open and flexible work environment where a good work-life balance is considered important;
  • Excellent work conditions, with 40 vacation days a year, among other benefits.


    Would you like to apply directly?  Then click on the button ‘Apply now’ to show your interest.

    An assessment could possibly be part of the procedure.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 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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