Weapon Systems Sector Mechanical Team Lead

Competitive Salary & Benefits
14 May 2019
13 Jun 2019
Rosie Connor
Job Type
What’s the opportunity?
An opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Team Lead with drive and enthusiasm to join Europe’s number one missile system provider, developing design solutions for the next generation of weapons.
What will you be doing?
You will be responsible for the delivery of all mechanical activities (Design, Development and Proving) within a multi-disciplinary equipment team whilst providing support and guidance to a team of experienced and less experienced staff taking responsibility for their development and the development of engineering tools and processes associated with the mechanical design of weapon systems.
  • Planning, leading and control of engineering processes and activities to ensure delivery to agreed business need.
  • Develop, maintain and control the technical interface to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues and to deliver defined support and other contractual commitments to customers.
  • Oversee the development of specifications and the preparation of complex and business critical engineering designs.
  • Manage assigned budgets and associated risk.
  • Manage and report against the team’s work programmes, including analysis of risk, to ensure the team delivers its accountabilities.
  • 1-2-1 prep and review for all permanent team members and monthly objective reviews, support development plans etc.
  • Coaching/Mentoring – support to staff members.
  • Promotion cases – support to sector lead in identifying/managing talent.
  • Define and communicate team goals/objectives, give clear vision for the team and explain how each individual contributes to achieving that vision.
  • Nurture a spirit of teamwork and celebrate team successes.
  • Use skills matrix and identify and deliver training needs for team members and self.
  • Apprentice/Graduate support and placement reviews.
  • Support to group/sector lead – progress reviews/weekly updates, 1st reports meetings, support monthly feedback sessions etc.
  • Support to function improvement activities.
  • Support knowledge management
  • Support resource management (Workload Forecast – Generation of EO1 in support of bid activities etc.)
You will be supported with the use of state of the art engineering tools and MBDA’s extensive in house facilities and capabilities.
What are the benefits for you?
  • You will be working on challenging engineering problems and will receive structured skills development.
  • The role provides great opportunities for personal development and Professional Accreditation.
  • You will be trained in specific aspects of missile system design.
  • You will have the potential to work on multi-national projects with the associated international travel.
  • You will have opportunity to further develop your leadership skills.

What’s great about joining this team?
  • You will be joining a like-minded enthusiastic team, working on a diverse range of world class products.
  • Many of our projects are ground breaking and so you can expect to develop and use the latest technologies.
Who and what we are looking for from you?
  • Ideally Degree/HND/HNC qualified plus significant experience of leading teams to deliver significant mechanical engineering work packages.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business
  • Have the awareness and understanding of cultural differences with the ability to adapt accordingly.
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude, a calm professional manner, and the ability to assess and set priorities and deal with multiple issues on a regular basis.
  • An understanding of structural/thermal/dynamic analysis would be advantageous.
What you will get
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
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