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Primary Purpose of the Role
As the UK Bid, Project Planning & EVM Lead you will play a critical role in driving improved project performance by increasing the maturity of planning and EVM capability across Thales in the UK.
This includes developing and implementing a capability improvement programme along with hands-on leadership and guidance to actively support key bids and projects in a Delivery Assurance capacity.
To be successful you will need an outstanding track record in managing project controls activity throughout the full project lifecycle from bid to closure, whilst being recognised as an expert in planning and EVM.
You will also be skilled in balancing many competing priorities from a functional and operational delivery perspective, working at a high tempo and influencing a broad network of stakeholders to make a real impact on delivery performance.
This is a highly visible role in a brand new Delivery Assurance Team. You can expect real responsibility and the opportunity to hugely impact the success of a broad range of critical programmes across all of the Thales Business Units.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks :
Increasing Planning and EVM Maturity (approx. 25% of role)
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Delivery Assurance missions (approx. 75% of role)
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 being a member of the UK Bid & Project Management function and / or a Project Planning & EVM position within Thales.
What are we looking for in you?
Qualifications (Desired) :
Work Arrangement / Mobility / Locations
There is scope to have this role based from a number of Thales key locations, including Crawley, Reading, Temple Combe or Cheadle Heath.
You should expect to undertake regular UK business travel, including travel to customer sites as part of this role.
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