Technical Publications Manager

Manchester, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Following the award of several contracts, a Technical Publications Manager is required to set up the capability to deliver the contractual obligations and to manage the Technical Publications team.
In addition, the Technical Publications Manager is required to produce bids and proposals, as required.

The Technical Publications Manager primary role is to work within the CSS team and to lead a team in delivering packages of work in a professional manner.
Develop and exploit capabilities within own discipline, domain, business units or programmes, and the management of deployment of those capabilities onto a range of projects and programmes.
Provide technical support, and advice to their team in accordance with relevant specifications, applicable standards and Thales (Chorus II) and implementation processes.
To ensure latest Technical Publications technologies are reviewed and proposed as solutions as required.

Need to understand the dynamics of the individuals, group, cultures and organization, and to adapt in the interest of the company and the Services business line.
Able to interpret contractual requirements and produce a management plan, and to deliver the solution to the expectation of the customer and stakeholders.
Promotes an understanding of Technical Publications to stakeholders
Perform through cooperation. Demonstrates cooperative behaviour, interacts with other staff, develop 'respect' in the workplace. Aim for a 'win-win' scenario.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

• Manage the planning, allocation and deployment of team members and workload.
• Ensure team size and capability mix is optimised to ensure successful delivery of the work-package.
• Set targets, measure progress and maintain effective cost and expenditure control within local work programmes.
• Work within the engineering frameworks set out by engineering management. Ensure a culture of best practice sharing and knowledge exploitation within own area.
• Contribute to and influence business unit/project engineering policy & strategy.
• Provide clear leadership for development of personnel in own team. Motivate individuals to work as a team towards shared goals. Personally coach and mentor others in own team. Lead the development & continuation of successful local supply chain relationships.
• Seek & share good practice & knowledge to continuously improve own practices.
• Contribute to the overall Supportability Engineering Transformation Plan.
• Contribute to relevant Thales Engineering Communities of Interest.
• Contribute to the development & continuation of successful local supply chain relationships.
• Set targets for and manage own development with line manager. Seek & share good practice & knowledge to continuously improve own and team practices.

Experience and Skills

Experienced in development and delivery of technical publications projects, and has held positions as a Technical Publications Manager, within either of the following industry sectors:
- Military
- Nuclear
- Rail
- Energy

Relational skills:
- Common Source Database (ASD1000D)
- Logistic Support Analysis (Record)
- Arbotext suite of products, iLOG, Adobe.
- Builds of Trilogi IETPs

Education and Qualifications
Minimum Higher National Certificate or equivalent experience.

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.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 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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