Job Description

Location: Crawley, United KingdomThales 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.Mechanical CAD DesignCrawley - Hybrid workingPermanent RoleDue to an increased work load our Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) hardware team is recruiting for a Mechanical CAD Designer. ISR is one of the most innovative division in Thales, combining advanced engineering techniques with years of industry experience to harness and deliver manned and unmanned airborne surveillance systems.We are a leader in sensors, communications, mission systems and in the fast-growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market; we are delivering Europe's largest UAS programme, Watchkeeper, to the British Army.Mechanical Design Engineering in the ISR Hardware Team provides diverse skills, knowledge, expertise and experience in the mechanical design of multiple platform environments from submarines to aircraft. This role will require the designer to operate within multi-functional project/product teams. It will involve the design of complex, high performance sub-systems to agreed timescales. The position requires the use of our 3D CAD platform, CREO and will see you have the responsibility for the generation of manufacturing data for in-house design Military and Commercial electronic equipment to meet the operational requirements of airborne, seaborne, submarine and land based products.Key TasksGeneration of 3D CAD layouts and generation of manufacturing dataSupport the project engineering team - liaise with, and support other disciplines.Report on progress and estimating tasksComply with local and company processes and procedures (supported by the Thales Engineering team)Implementing change to existing manufacturing data (drawings and CAD files)Controlling the configuration of designed partsExperience Required:CREO Experience is Essential, we required the successful individual to be full proficient in CREOGenerate Assembly and detail drawings and have experience in drawing free manufacture - machining parts direct from 3D CAD files for low volume production.Configuration control within the 3D CAD environment - PDMLink and external product data management tools, eg TeamCenter.Working knowledge of military standards eg MoD and MIL would be high advantageousWhat we can offer:We're committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority , so you'll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. 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.Additionally you'll have benefits including but not limited toSignificant bonus linked to personal achievement27 days holiday + bankPrivate HealthcareAnnual salary reviewsYou must hold or be eligible for SC Clearance - please refer to the UKSV website for more informationThales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.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 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. Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.Great journeys start here, apply now!