Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

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

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Discipline
Design
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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What’s the opportunity?
An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer 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 lead mechanical design activities working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team taking responsibility for Design, Development and Proving activities throughout the product lifecycle for a wide range of missile systems.
 
You will have significant demonstrable experience of several of the following:
  • Working to evolving projects technical and environmental requirements.
  • You will ensure robust design using common development techniques such as DFMEA, DFA, DFM.
  • You will be responsible for leading all proving activities to ensure compliance against requirements.
  • You will manage physical interfaces with suppliers and subcontractors in order to integrate 3rd party supplied equipment/hardware.
  • You will have accountability for development budgets and project planning including resource identification of people or equipment.
  • You will support series production through Industrial validation activities (ensure quality/rate/cost).
 
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 including Chartership 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 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 post qualification experience in Mechanical Design and Development.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead significant mechanical design work packages and have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team with the awareness and understanding of the challenges that this may bring.
  • 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.
  • Relevant 3D CAD/CAE experience (training on our preferred CAE tools will be given)
 
 
What you would 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. Relocation support would be considered on a case by case basis.
 
 
Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance without restrictions
 
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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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