Electrical / Electronics Engineer

ThalesRegional VIC

Location:Regional VIC
Job Type:Full Time
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Why Work For Thales?

At Thales, we’re committed to caring about the whole of you. Creating an environment of trust and empowerment where your contribution is valued, where your well-being counts and you can manage the right work-life balance for you. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. We’re always open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know what works for you.

That commitment extends through our generous benefits package: that’s why Thales were the first Engineering company in Australia to pay the superannuation guarantee on unpaid primary carer’s leave. Whether you want to work for 4 years and get paid to take the 5th year off, or you just need help finding a childcare place, you’ll have our support every step of the way.

Developing Your Career

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.

About Thales

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Our Opportunity

Thales Australia Vehicle & Tactical Systems exists to develop protected mobility vehicles, developing specialised products to meet specific requirements not catered for elsewhere. As a domain, the goal of Protected Vehicles is to develop an organisation that provides world class Protected Vehicle solutions and through life support to defence organisations around the world.

This role sits within one of the specialist Product Integration Teams specifically for electrical systems working on design packages for the Hawkei protected vehicle through to manufacturing implementation, the role would also be involved with design packages for the Bushmaster protected vehicle.


  • Develop and integrate electrical systems for specialist medium-heavy vehicles including wiring and CAN bus architectures, electrical/electronic component specification, analysis and verification
  • Partnering with other design engineering professionals to optimise the design and layout of equipment to ensure integration activities incorporate Human Factors, safety and other operational requirements
  • Actively participate in design planning meetings, design reviews and other project meetings
  • Ensure designs meet applicable ADR’s and other regulatory requirements
  • Provide technical support to various internal stakeholders across Design, Production, CAD, Configuration Management and Integrated Logistics Support, including problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Stakeholder management of all relevant parties to achieve the desired outcome, both internal and external
  • Some local and interstate travel (Sydney, Brisbane) will be required for this role

About You

  • Tertiary qualified professional Engineer (Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics)
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and electronic systems/wiring, ideally including electromagnetic exposure
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organisation and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence others in the achievement of desired business outcomes
  • Experience in the interpretation and analysis of technical drawings and related documents
  • Proven ability to operate with autonomy whilst working with diverse teams to deliver against required project schedules
  • Intermediate computer skills, especially in MS Office and exposure to DOORS
  • Those with previous experience in the development of automotive/vehicle systems, specifically with CAN networks will be viewed favourably

Special Requirements

Must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance and access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. We’re an equal opportunity employer who is open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know.

To Apply

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At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 68,000 employees in 50 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!