Project Management Office (PMO) Trainee

Thales

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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 solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

About Thales Australia

Based at the Garden Island Defence Precinct (GIDP), our Above Water Systems (AWS) teams are working collaboratively to deliver ship repair services, maintenance and capability life cycle capabilities for commercial and naval ships in Australia.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Defence personnel, Veterans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

Exciting Opportunity

We have a newly created opportunity for a Project Management Office (PMO) Trainee to join our team in our 2022 Traineeship Program.

This is a two-year fixed term opportunity based at our Garden Island, NSW site where you will develop foundational skills in the function of a PMO and experience in bid/project management. You will play a part in ensuring the RAN and our other partners meet their objectives.

As part of your formal studies, gain practical experience in the project management field of the AWS business by being trained in and assisting with a range of PMO activities in a multi-project environment. Work experience will be gained primarily through on-the-job training, by working alongside PMO and AWS team members. This 2023 Traineeship Program involves a rotation across PMO functions - Planning & Scheduling, Contract and Subcontract Management, Bids & Estimates, Project Management and Production Management.

In this role you will have the opportunity to gain training and experience in:

  • Project Management and Production Management – gain insight into the project execution phase through supporting management of projects and execution of production activities.

  • Planning and Scheduling – gain skills and experience in the use of the Primavera, preparing bid and project schedules, maintaining master schedules and preparation of work packages.

  • Contract and Subcontract Management - supporting the Contract Management team across AWS Bids and Projects in a variety of activities, including performance-based and collaborative contract models.

  • Bids and Estimates - assisting with the compilation and preparation of bids for both internal and external customers

  • Risk Management – assist with the compilation and coordination of risk management

  • Workforce Planning – support and analyse workforce demand for AWS and ability to provide insights

About You

  • Study for a TAFE or Tertiary qualification in Project Management

  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrate computer literacy including knowledge of standard Microsoft Office suite

  • Able to treat new situations and change as opportunities for learning and growth.

  • Committed to complying with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures

Good to Know

You’ll receive an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit – http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

For more information on Thales visit us @ThalesCareers on Instagram.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://work180.com/en-AU/for-women/employer/thales.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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