Systems Lead for SPEAR New Business

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
3 Sep 2019

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineering Manager
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Part time working considered
 
The Opportunity

An Exciting opportunity has arisen in the Tactical Strike New Business team for an enthusiastic engineer to lead the SPEAR3 and SPEAR Family platform access initiatives for UK and Export, including delivery of technical and bid activities in support of SPEAR3 Early Operating Capability (EOC) on Typhoon.
 
What are we looking for?
  • Ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders over diverse technical topics, and work with the SPEAR and SPEAR-EW teams to progress technical studies
  • Ability to facilitate meetings with external stakeholders
  • Ability to support business development teams by provision of technical, programmatic and cost information

What’s in it for you?

  • Exposure to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of a wide range of bidding activities and platforms
  • Opportunity to demonstrate leadership of a diverse team
     

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

  • Co-ordinating activities with platform authorities and across the stakeholders within the core SPEAR team.
  • Conduct and co-ordinate technical studies to ensure that the impact of any platform limitations on SPEAR Family overall performance is understood.
  • Work with project platform integration leads to identify opportunities to work with platform DAs to progress integration studies for SPEAR, SPEAR-EW and future variants.
  • Lead bids relating to platform integration.Maintain an understanding of the missile variants which are being developed as integration assets.Generate costs in advance of bidding, so that we are ready to respond to any UK and Export bid.
     

What’s great about the team?

  • You will be joining an enthusiastic team with rapidly changing challenges and opportunities
     
    MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
    We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
     
    We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
     
    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).
     
    Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.  LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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