Actuator Electronics Technical Lead

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

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Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity
 
MBDA has entered the next phase of its exciting evolution as a world class and dominant European missile company. The growing workload within MBDA has created exciting opportunities within the Actuator Electronics Team for Technical Leads to control and implement the design of Actuator Electronics. 
 
The Actuation Electronics Team is tasked with supplying a full range of Actuation Electronics designs for our complete range of missile systems covering land, air and naval systems.
 
The Role
 
The candidate will:
  • Technically lead the day to day design activities of a small embedded team of electronics designers within an wider Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence
  • Implement the complete product development cycle from concept to production and customer support
  • Produce designs, including Motor control (DSP based) and Motor drive circuitry for brushless DC motors of up to 2KW power
  • Agree plans and report progress to the Project Manager (note however that this role will only contain a small elements of project planning)
  • Work within an international context primarily with our French colleagues
  • Help identify and implement improvement activities
 
What’s in it for you?
 
This role provides:
  • A unique opportunity to develop and broaden both technical and leadership skills (where relevant) within a growing company
  • Work within a broader multi-skilled Centre of Excellence team within an international environment
  • Exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products
  • An environment to work with highly talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive manner
  • The chance to grow and advance your career into other higher level roles
 
What’s great about the team?
 
The Actuation Electronics Team is a multi-disciplined dynamic, focussed and agile team of about 10 engineers.  These skills are located together within the Actuator Systems Centre of Excellence providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence that binds the team together to face the challenges of the future.
 
What are we looking for?
 
High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a number of the following attributes:
  • Proven Electronic Designer with relevant experience of designing motor control and drive circuitry, ideally in defence or related industry.
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills and knowledge of a wide range of electronic technologies and products.
  • A good understanding of the design processes and best practices necessary to support the design and development lifecycle.
  • Ability to technically lead small teams and contribute to staff development conversations and processes
  • Good communication skills with the ability to network and influence across the company at both national and international levels.
  • The capability to write clear and concise engineering documentation.
  • The pro-activeness, motivation, ability and tenacity to deliver a quality product on time and to cost.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a wider multi-skilled team (control, mechanics, software, firmware, systems)
 
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) 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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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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