Thales - 2018 Graduate Systems Engineer

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: North West, Manchester, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme
Start date: Various
Sectors: Engineering

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.

We are recruiting for a Graduate Systems Engineer to join our Maritime Mission Systems team in Cheadle, near Manchester. The Systems Engineering team at Cheadle carry out Systems Engineering activities covering the full lifecycle for Minewarfare Sonar, Command and Control, and Combat systems plus support for all in service Sonar systems.

Assessment centre dates: 14 November – 12 December across multiple locations

Key responsibilities
• System definition activities – requirements definition, functional and physical definitions
• Preparation of infeed to system level design reviews
• Monitoring of emerging detailed design within various implementation teams – acoustic, hardware, mechanical, software etc
• IVVQ planning and execution, including platform trials from time-to-time
• Preparation for requirements sell-off and contract acceptance with customer
• Analysis of system performance
• Alignment of Product vs Project.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience
• You’ll be studying for a degree in an engineering or relevant scientific discipline, i.e. Systems, software, hardware, electronics, mechanical etc. or a Higher level Degree/Doctorate, or equivalent
• Relevant experience gained through academic or work-place activities, e.g. modelling, project work, analysis, etc is highly desirable
• Knowledge of acoustic design and/or performance in underwater environment
• MatLab or equivalent, experience
• An understanding of signal processing and network design is highly desirable
• Research into and an awareness of the full systems engineering lifecycle
• Strong analytical abilities with a methodical approach
• Willing to work offsite, including on target platforms in dockyards or at sea.

UK mobility may be required whilst on your graduate programme.

Please note that GDP activities take place during the working week but may require the investment of some personal time for travel and follow up activities. You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in Graduate Development Programme activities.

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.