Systems Design (Emerging Portfolio)

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
26 Sep 2019

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Discipline
Design
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

There are fantastic opportunities in Systems Design for engineers to work within Future Systems. These are highly visible, fast-paced roles, in small teams, with high levels of delegated responsibility, to define and develop products and the associated technology plans for future products.

The Role

  • Customer needs analysis/elicitation
  • Develop concepts, undertake trade studies
  • Opportunities to own task packages, drive programmes, manage finances and interface with technology areas.
  • Identify new technologies, maturing and exploiting these for next generation systems
  • Support bids for future development
What’s in it for you?
  • Opportunity to network across the business, inc Technology Functions, Sales & Business Development and Programmes
  • Develop a broad skill base, across technology and systems engineering
  • Work across multi-faceted domains of technical engineering, technology and business skill bases.
  • Help to shape the future opportunities for MBDA
What’s great about the team?

MBDA future systems teams tend to be small and therefore each role is key to overall success. We strive to develop individuals and to provide opportunities for people to own their own task packages and run the technical and business interfaces. The work is very diverse and therefore there is acceptance that individuals will need to develop the technology skill set, therefore placing more emphasis on an individual’s behaviours and potential. There is a lot of customer interfacing and helping to develop what the real needs are.

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally degree qualified with a strong engineering or science background
  • Creativity, imagination and the ability to innovate
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines of technology concepting, systems design and architecture, sub-system decomposition and functional allocation
  • Experience of task package ownership and running technical programmes
  • Ability to respond to customer requests; from generation of white papers through to formal bid submission
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing/emerging requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, whilst dealing with all levels of the business; from supporting junior colleagues to direct customer interface
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.
    Please Note: 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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