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Engineering Director

ID de l'offre R0066352 Date de publication 14/06/2019 Lieu: Singapour, Singapore
Full time, Contrat à Durée Indéterminée (CDI)
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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.

Thales in Singapore has been present since 1973, providing state-of-the-art solutions for customers in the aerospace, defence, security and transportation markets. Today, Thales in Singapore employs over 600 people and is home to all regional avionics services, a ground transportation integration centre, and regional innovation hub.

Position Background:The Engineering Director plays a key leadership role in delivering growth to our Transportation (Integrated Communications & Supervision System), Security and Defence businesses. He will lead a large team responsible for architecting and ensuring that complex technical solutions and systems are delivered on time and to cost and quality.
The primary purpose of the role is to provide senior engineering leadership, governance and oversight including anticipating and mitigating risks and maximising opportunities related to the engineering delivery challenges of both bids and projects within the business sectors.

  • Manages the Engineering Department staff and allocates teams to studies, bids and projects according to business needs. Ensures technical scope of work on bids and projects is performed in compliance with Group processes.
  • Provides technical and engineering leadership to the engineering teams, ensuring coherent technical solutions are designed and delivered.
  • Ensures appropriate engineering approaches, methodologies, tools and processes are applied in the development of solutions so that potential deviations are identified early and appropriate actions applied.
  • Continually identifies and assesses critical expertise to ensure the Engineering Department is optimally staffed with the right mix of various skills and expertise levels to meet business needs.
  • Responsible to work with discipline heads to establish a skills and competency roadmap for engineering maturity development that takes into account current and future strategic skills that differentiate Thales from its competitors.
  • Set training / recruitment plans in line with Strategic Business Plan and loading forecast of bids and projects.
  • Manages and appoints Project Design Authorities (PDA) (or Solutions Architects).
  • Responsible for engineering related reports to different stakeholders (Engineering dashboard & KPIs, skills management & critical resource report, country engineering performance & support plan, Engineering Environment (E2) development, etc.).
  • Supervises self-funded R&D in compliance with business line agreements.
  • Ensure that all integration platforms meet with Strategic Business Plan aspirations within agreed budgets.
  • Manage department budget within the Multi-Year Budget (MYB). Provides engineering inputs to MYB, Strategic Business Planning (SBP), Business Operation Reviews (BOR), etc.
  • Master or Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of related engineering experience with minimum 8 years in leading and managing a sizeable engineering team with support of business development, pre-sales, and bid & projects activities.
  • Customer focused and team player with strengths in the areas of team building, leadership communication, staff development, performance management and mentoring.
  • Significant engineering experience from a complex Systems engineering organization with extensive knowledge of hardware and software sub-systems. Track record of delivering complex engineering projects.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural environment with Suppliers, Thales Business Lines and Customers.
  • A strategic thinker who confidently solves highly complex problems with informed, timely and decisive decision making.
  • Strong commercial acumen underpinning technical excellence.

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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