Senior Industrial Project Manager At Thales

About Your Role: Senior Industrial Project Manager

Join us as a Senior Industrial Project Manager at the forefront of innovation in the Rydalmere Industrial Competency Centre. Lead and manage supply chain, industrialisation, and production elements of bids and projects, delivering world leading sonar technologies, to both the Australian and leading nations’ navies. Strategically develop competitive supply chain solutions. Exceed project objectives in cost, time, safety, and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage industrialisation projects to meet business objectives.
  • Develop supply chain strategies supporting manufacturing goals.
  • Coordinate across Industrial, Supply Chain, Design and Project Management functions.
  • Monitor project execution and control.
  • Support bid activities.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and communications.
  • Coordinate input from suppliers and partners.
  • Prepare internal and customer reports.
  • Conduct gate reviews and improve project management.
  • Enhance customer experience.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experienced in bringing new products to market through establishment of the associated supply chain and production/manufacturing capabilities.
  • Delivery experience in projects valued over $10M AUD.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in complex mission systems design and delivery.
  • 5 years’ experience in supply chain and production management.
  • 5 years’ experience in senior bid and project management.
  • Degree in manufacturing, engineering, or related field.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead in diverse and international environments.
  • Experience with complex Work Breakdown Structures.
  • Strong stakeholder and customer management skills.
  • Ability to navigate complexity and make effective decisions.


  • Experience in leading complex bids and projects across geographies and time zones.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques.
  • IPMA Certification or ability to secure certification.
  • Experience with Defence ASDEFCON procurement.

Benefits @ Thales

  • Competitive salary + Super + Bonus + Free health Insurance
  • ThalesFlex – Hybrid work environment
  • Fitness Passport Discount – Access to a network of Gyms across AUS as cheap as $14.95 P/W
  • Employee discounts with a number of affiliates (Travel, Car hire, Tech, Medical Insurance)
  • Modernised Paid Parental Leave
  • Veterans Leave
  • Novated Lease options
  • Family support through our partnership with Parents at Work
  • Exciting social events
  • Personal & professional training development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking + on-site canteen

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit –

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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.


February 2024