Head of Systems (SPEAR-EW) - Stevenage or Bristol

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
14 May 2019
Closes
13 Jun 2019
Ref
P7682A
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
Role Title and Location: Head of Systems (SPEAR-EW) - Stevenage or Bristol

The Opportunity
An opportunity within a vibrant fast-paced area is available.  The development of the program in the early stages of the lifecycle gives the opportunity to make you mark on the project as it moves forward. Develop your project and technical management skills at various levels by leading a rapidly growing team to succeed across a broad spectrum of tasks.
 
What are we looking for?
  • Demonstrated positive engagement with key customer and senior management stakeholders allied to strong decision making and strategic thinking.
  • Able to represent the business and make appropriate trade-off decisions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead, manage and influence the programme technically and programmatically
  • Strong leadership skills to manage disparate engineering skills and skill levels, and communicate effectively with engineers of varying disciplines
  • Strong decision making and planning skills to the team to provide a robust and quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Broad systems engineering background covering all phases of development but focused on early development being able to distil the key technical needs.
  • Preferred understanding of RF / Electronic Warfare technologies and concepts of use.
 
What’s in it for you?
Working in Systems Design & Validation you will experience a wide range of system activities enabling you to develop your systems thinking. You will benefit from:
  • Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
  • Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
  • A wide variety of technical tasks and exposure to the customer and end users.
  • Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training
  • The opportunity to develop new skills, such as an MBSE.
 
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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
 
The Role
  • Responsible for leading the Systems Engineering activities for the development of the SPEAR variants.
  • Leading and managing the tasks and relationship with key supplier (Leonardo) for integration of a new subsystem
  • Monitor schedule and cost adherence of Systems Team and externally tasked activities
  • Interfacing with DSTL and others in the customer community
  • Supporting wider SPEAR export and co-development campaigns
  • Supporting development of alternative SPEAR variants and spiral development options.
  • Support interviews and performance appraisals
 
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for the development of a new product and capability within MBDA with high interest in both domestic and export markets.
  • The team are growing and learning fast, setting new standards and ways of working in this exciting new area for MBDA.
     
    Please Note: MBDA UK requires 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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