Hardware Development Manager

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
17 May 2018
Closes
22 May 2018
Ref
P7177
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity
This role is to work on a new seeker product with a fast paced programme within a dynamic team to manage the seeker development activities.  The seeker must be fit for purpose for its intended use against requirements including a particular emphasis on the assessment and introduction of cost reduction improvements as the design evolves.
 
The Role
  • Establish the hardware design definition and configuration including managing the design baselines through the development lifecycle.
  • Identify risk mitigation activities and cost down activities including managing the delivery of improvements at the required point of embodiment.
  • Review the non-conformances identified during development build and recommended design changes required to resolve these.
  • Support the Chief Design Engineer in reporting the technical progress and spend against the funded plans and justify additional activities including funding requirements.
  • Work with the design team to verify that the performance of supplied parts is suitable against requirements including reviewing test documentation and test results.
What’s in it for you?
This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements.
  • You will gain experience in seeker technologies and hardware engineering design and integration practices.
  • You will be involved in various stages of seeker development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including manufacture.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of seeker integration, trials and manufacture.
  • You will have the opportunity for career progression with formal and on the job training.
     
    What’s great about the team?
  • The successful candidate will be joining an established dynamic and focussed design team that have a range of skills and experience. The team also has some newer recruits that have integrated quickly within a supportive environment.
  • The team have a common goal for the delivery of a seeker hardware solution that meets the customer’s requirements to the schedule and cost agreed. The successful candidate will be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.
  • The project offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a specialist team managing technically challenging technology within MBDA using various specialist suppliers.
     
     
    What are we looking for?
    Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with modules relating to RF or electronics.
     
    Essential
  • To have some experience of product lifecycles from concept through to production.
  • To be able to build good working relationships with team members and external departments, suppliers and customers, acting as a team leader when required.
  • To be to be able to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers.
Desirable
  • To have an educational background which includes science subjects such as physics and ICT.
  • To have experience of project management and cost control.
     
    What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
     
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