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.

Purpose of the role

To support the design, development, manufacture and test of electronics hardware and assemblies within MMS Hardware Engineering discipline as required. Initially the role is within the mine warfare portfolio. Electro-Mechanical Engineers are involved throughout the product engineering lifecycle, from initial design concepts through to supporting production and in-service product support. Responsibilites include working on programmes to develop and update deliverable equipment such as sonar electronics and hardware.

Principal relationships

  • Reporting to the Portfolio Hardware Engineering Manager, keeping them informed of challenges, successes and issues.
  • Reporting on the resolution of production/test issues to the relevant Operations teams. Inform the relevant Work Package Manager for allocated tasks.
  • Peer to peer knowledge sharing; learn from others and develop individual and collective experience.
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Engineering and other technical disciplines including materials, systems, electronic and mechanical engineering.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • To support the design, development, qualification and production of MMS electronics hardware.
  • Involvement in the full engineering (Design Develop and Qualify Solution (DDQS)) lifecycle from design, development, supporting integration and qualification activites, production and delivery. Involvement in design for cost/manufacture activities and producing technical reports as required to support deliveries.
  • Working collaboratively with Operations to support the production and test of deliverable hardware.
  • To complete activities in accordance with company procedures and security regulations, taking responsibility for health and safety.
  • Take responsibility for continuous personal development, with support from the Portfolio Hardware Engineering Manager, to build a fulfilling career development path within Hardware Engineering.

Key performance indicators against responsibilities and tasks (professional only)

The candidate is expected to monitor their agreed commitments to time, cost and quality. Performance shall be measured against individual objectives in accordance with the company appraisal system.



  • An ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and demonstrate:
    • Good interpersonal skills,
    • Good communication skills,
    • Proactive “can-do” mentality,
    • Logical and creative problem solving approaches.
  • Ability to contribute to hardware design and development activities, interfacing with other team members as required.
  • The holder of the role must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following:
    • Relevant design and/or manufacturing processes for electrical assemblies,


  • Knowledge of the DDQS engineering development lifecycle.
  • Knoweldge of electronic hardware and assemblies, sonar and acoustic transducer hardware, RF antennae and analogue hardware.



  • Experience working with hardware/electrical equipment design, testing or production in an appropriate engineering, manufacturing or scientific field. For example electrical and electronic engineering, physics, manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, product/equipment testing, mechanical or electrical engineering.


  • Knowledge of Electronics engineering and the design and development of electronic hardware.
  • Experience working on RF electronics, analogue circuiry, RF antenna.
  • The design of equipment for the sub-sea environment.

Values & Behaviours

  • Collaborative and continuous improvement approach to work.
  • Innovative mindset and embracing of new technologies and working methods.
  • Able to work efficiently, both autonomously and as part of an integrated team.
  • All work to be conducted in accordance with company processes.

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