Workforce Planning Officer


Location: Benalla

Job Type: Full time


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.

Why work for Thales

  • Join the exciting, challenging and fast-paced Australian Munitions business

  • Significant investments being made on site to cater for new technology developments

  • Unique position that supports this planning process where initiatives are led and executed

  • Benalla or Mulwala - close to Lake Yarrawonga, Mount Hotham to ski, on the cusp on picturesque wine regions with a thriving hospitality industry

  • Thales were the first Engineering company in Australia to pay the superannuation guarantee on unpaid primary carer’s leave

    • Primary Carers Leave – 20 weeks with no employment minimum

    • Secondary Carers Leave – 10 weeks with no employment minimum

  • The opportunities are exciting and long-term as we build the team of the future

  • Initially spend most days on site to learn the organisation and develop relationships; thereafter can work 2 – 3 days per week from home

  • Most importantly - be a part of a positive team culture

About the role

As part of Thales Australia, Australian Munitions is the largest supplier of explosive ordnance to the Australian Defence Force, with a successful track record delivering ammunition, propellants, explosives and related services including acid production and industrial waste treatment to Defence and commercial markets.

There are significant growth plans for the Australian Munitions business and we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Workforce Planning Officer to join our team in Benalla or Mulwala. This position will focus on partnerships key stakeholders across the organisation to lead and execute workforce planning initiatives on site.


  • Analyse workforce data and trends to identify potential issues or opportunities.

  • Develop and implement workforce plans and strategies in alignment with organisational goals.

  • Complete competency assessments across the sites

  • Communicate with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of workforce plans with organisational goals.

  • Report to the Commonwealth on employee statistics.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce plans.

  • Keep abreast of workforce and industry trends and best practices.

About You

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field.

  • 3+ years of experience in workforce planning or related field.

  • Strong analytical skills and experience with data analysis software such as Excel.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong project management and organisational skills.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and understanding of enterprise agreements.


For more information, contact Ben George, Talent Acquisition Business Partner on 0448 702 570

Good to Know

You’ll get 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 –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical check. Thales also complies with current public health orders in place and as such you may be requested to provide your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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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.

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

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