Work Package Manager

Thales is looking for a Work Package Manager.

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We are looking for a motivated person to lead as a part of our professional Solution Engineering team within a bigger program, and act as a kind of development manager/ coordinator for the entire program. You will manage your team in a motivating and inspiring way. With your experience and knowledge, you are able to work closely with the team, while empowering them to “let them do their thing” without too much interference. As a Work Package Manager, you will report to the overall Program Manager and to the Group Manager of the Solution Engineering team..


  • Completed technical Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. For example, in Electronic Engineering, Science, Mathematics, similar;
  • Proven experience within the System Engineering domain;
  • You have a clear sense of how to leverage your personality and experience to bring out the best in others and yourself;
  • You will set the direction, provide energy and connect with your team;
  • Good interpersonal and customer handling skills with the ability to manage expectations and explain technical issue on a high level;
  • Program management skills (IPMA-C or D is a plus);
  • Analytical and solution focused;
  • High level of creativity, initiative, pragmatism and persuasiveness;
  • Affinity with project/ products engineering;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Dutch (German is a plus).


  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas;
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills;
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe;
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance;
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it;
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs;
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Bedrijfsprofiel Thales Nederland

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast-moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better and to keep you safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our employees  design and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. With 68.000 talents working in 54 countries, 2000 employees are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defence , space, aerospace  and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.

In the Netherlands, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).

Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft) and research & development for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).

About the team

Within Naval Engineering, the department Naval System Engineering accounts for the complete development cycle of products and solutions: concept definition, system design, system integration and validation. The group Solution Engineering, which is part of the Naval System Engineering department, consists of people responsible for the design of complete ship-based solutions (sensors, actors, combat management systems, infrastructure). To strengthen our Solution Engineering activities, we are looking for a Work Package Manager.


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