Technical Project Engineer, Test & Testability

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

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

MBDA are looking for experienced test and testability engineers that want to use their knowledge in a system/sub system management role.  The role includes defining and managing the requirements for test and testability across the product lifecycle.

The Role

  • Responsible for collating Test and Testability requirements from all Customers (Internal, Domestic and Export) across the Product Life Cycle.
  • Actively lead and ensure optimum Built In Test (BIT) coverage is achieved at system and sub-system level
  • Management of Test Coherence across the system
  • Responsible for defining the test architecture (test access) of the system in liaison with the Chief System Proving Engineer, Chief Design Engineer , Manufacturing Manager and Customer Support teams.
  • Responsible for proposing and recommending, with the Chief Design Engineer, the cost vs test coverage trade-offs.
  • Responsible for the system Testability Modelling in order to partition and assign test targets to the sub systems.
  • Support to sub system testability modelling in order to ensure that overall test objectives are achieved
  • Working with the manufacturing team define the Special-To-Type Test Equipment (STTE) required to support production
  • Actively lead the development of the Test solution to meet all project requirements.
  • Defining the project diagnostic and prognostic strategies
  • Responsible for the management of Test System obsolescence to optimise upgrade programmes.
  • Responsible for producing Statements of Work and plans for activities within their sphere of responsibility.
  • Interface with and manage customer expectations throughout the development process
  • Responsible for defining and implementing the Test and Testability Policy within a Programme.
  • Ensure modularity and reuse objectives are achieved.
  • Technically manage internal & external suppliers for delivery of sub-system work packages to time, cost, quality and performance requirements
  • Responsible for direct technical supervision of engineers within their team and indirect management of engineers in the extended project team.
What's in it for you?
  • It gives the opportunity to experience a broader view of the development and manufacturing process through interaction with systems designers, Chief Engineers and suppliers. There are future opportunities to become a Team Leader within the Chief Design Engineer (CDE) Project teams
What’s great about joining this team?
  • There are about 30 staff within the Electronic and Test Architecture UK Functional Team, who are all co-located with their Project Teams in Stevenage. You will be working for the Project CDE and interact with a broad range of other Functions within MBDA, but have a high degree of autonomy and represent the Project / Function in many meetings.
 
What are we looking for?
Ideally educated to degree level with substantial experience of Test, Electrical and Electronic engineering, ideally including:
  • Digital electronics and microprocessor systems.
  • Analogue electronics and RF.
  • Power Electronics.
  • Experience of structured Test Modelling techniques
Good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, including:
  • Systems design.
  • Safety systems
  • Ability to technically manage internal and sub-contract activities.
  • Strong leadership skills, able to establish a clear engineering vision.
  • Ability to influence managers and other stakeholders across the company.
  • Determination and desire to succeed.
  • Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Willingness to travel when required.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, 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).
 
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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