Environmental Project Engineers

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18 Sep 2019

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen in an agile and responsive team for an engineer to work across the entire product life cycle on a number of weapon systems liaising with a number of functions, sectors and senior leaders across MBDA.
The Project teams within Environmental Engineering are integral within all land, sea and air based weapons system projects. Environmental Project engineers provide a key technical focal point for all stages of the product lifecycle, from concept definition and product development, through design aid and formal qualification, and into in-service support. Expertise covers the areas of: requirements specification and management; data analysis; simulation and modelling; and testing in climatic, mechanical (vibration and shock), structural mechanical and fatigue.
What are we looking for?
  • Ideally educated to degree level or with strong experience in managing projects in a laboratory environment.
  • Working experience of  Environmental Engineering, ideally within the defence sector
  • Thorough understanding of vibration, shock, temperature and humidity environments
  • Understanding of environmental test processes, test measurements and instrumentation
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective at working in teams with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to push through the correct technical solution.
  • Driven, self-motivated and proactive in managing programmes of work
What’s in it for you?
  • You will have the opportunity to influence the design, manufacture and proving of our products whilst developing your technical skills and experience across MBDA UK Portfolio including land, sea and air programmes.
  • You will be involved in influencing project heads/chief engineers in technical decisions.
  • This role offers the opportunity for you to work as part of a highly skilled, motivated and effective team.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop yourself and others through the delivery of a variety of training methods and tools.
  • This role can develop from a project engineer into a technical lead, team leader or technical expert.
  • Opportunity to work in our specialist facilities, utilising state of the art and innovative testing techniques simulating environments across the entire weapon life cycle.
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
  • As an Environmental Project Engineer you will expected to work closely and build relationships with a range of MBDA functions, sectors and Chief Engineers including Systems Engineering, Architecture, Design and Proving teams.
  • Apply specialist technical knowledge and provide advice to projects, with responsibility for delivery of technical aspects of data analysis activities, as part of the MBDA EE&F UK Environmental Data Analysis Team
  • You will provide technical expertise in generating environmental requirements, developing robust product designs and defining and managing cost effective test strategies throughout the product development cycle. You will work closely with our existing team of highly experienced project and test engineers to define and manage test programmes.
  • Act as a technical interface with customers in the delivery of data analysis tasks or technical work packages, including data gathering trials and assessments, platform integration activities, and structural modal assessment, ensuring delivery to the required quality, timescale and budget.
  • Plan, deliver and monitor assigned work packages, making engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority to ensure requirements are delivered to plan.
  • Some of the key challenges for the role include:
    • Effectively dealing with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently, cross-projects.
    • Interaction with the customer community at a high level, maintaining integrity of engineering outputs.
    • Contributing to EE&F strategy to keep pace with emerging technologies and threats.
What’s great about the team?
  • The project teams are highly collaborative and challenge each other to perform to the highest standard. Consistently delivering results under high pressure and strict deadlines.
  • You will be part of a highly skilled and motivated team of Engineers, working with real weapon systems and maintaining a “hands on” engineering skill set.
  • You will have opportunities to make a significant input to the design of products. You will be contributing in a friendly and supportive team of engineers that have a wide range of knowledge, skills, experience and interests.
    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.
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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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