Principal Engineer - Producability

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bolton
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
10 Sep 2019

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

The Opportunity
  • Establish a robust and effective interface with product design teams to ensure appropriate manufacturing methods, capabilities and techniques are considered and acted upon during the product design phase.
 
What are we looking for?
  • Degree/HNC/HND level of qualifications or equivalent in an engineering discipline plus substantial level of experience of aerospace/defence or related industry
  • Hands-on experience of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Experience in working within a Concurrent Engineering environment
  • Experience in monitoring manufacturing costs during development programs
  • Communication skills; the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Forward thinking and comfortable in working outside their area of specialisation
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Capable of working well within multinational teams
 
What’s in it for you?

The role will provide many stimulating challenges and personal development opportunities. MBDA values its employee’s personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects, the opportunity exists to create both movement and development opportunities across the Manufacturing Engineering Function as we begin on our journey to embrace Functional excellence.
 
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
  • Evaluate evolving designs in order to identify conflicts with Manufacturing Capability and Capacity
  • Participate in identifying and developing new manufacturing methods in support of evolving designs
  • Carry out investigations into the full range of Design/Make challenges and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member the Producability and Project Teams
  • Identify the manufacturing implications of emerging designs and undertake any necessary remedial or improvement actions
  • Plan, control and deliver assigned projects or work packages and input as required to cross-functional project investigations, ensuring requirements are delivered to plan
  • Assess any implications of sub-contract delivered items on the overall manufacturing process as required
  • Support the identification of business opportunities and preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the high quality bids.
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide effective services ,seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices, and supply technical support and expertise to others as required
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority
  • Support the Manufacturing System Controller during the development phase of a programme
  • Identify risk and develop aversion strategies associated with evolving design and proposed manufacturing methodologies
  • Support in house and supplier design reviews as required
  • Support Development Hardware manufacture as required
  • Actively support and contribute to all industrial validation activities
 
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a strong established team within Manufacturing Engineering Function, working with a group of people with a broad mix of skills and experience. You will be a key part in the delivery and evolution of the manufacturing engineering toolset.
 
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).
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.
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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