Certification Lead

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

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic engineer to own the delivery of a missile system Design Certificate to enable entry into service for UK and International customers and to achieve flight clearance on multiple platform types. The opportunity involves working closely with Customers to achieve evidence acceptance, gaining visibility and recognition through delivery of key contractual milestones
 
What are we looking for?
  • Ability to influence a wide range of external stakeholders (MOD and Platform Authorities) to gain acceptance of missile system into service
  • Experience of delivering missile system design certificates, liaising and negotiating with project and equipment teams to gain their inputs 
  • A sound understanding of Design Verification and Certification process at overall system and sub-system level 
  • Experience of generating and capturing certification evidence into compliance statements C
  • Capable of working autonomously and proactively, able to deal with multiple issues and priorities concurrently
  • Previous experience of delivering trial clearance and/or design certification documentation
  • People and/or task management experience (expected to develop during the role)
 
What’s in it for you?
  • Exposure to a wide range of external stakeholders
  • Enhancing your influencing, negotiating and task management skills
  • Opportunity to regularly engage with the Chief Engineer and MBDA Technical Excellence
  • Learning about weapon qualification, platform integration and certification on a major weapon D&M contract
  • Potential to develop your people management skills through team member management
 
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
  • The role is to plan and execute the system certification tasks for a missile, which include:
    • Managing certification tasks (at all levels) and liaison with the project team, the equipment teams, aircraft integration, Technical Experts and the wider certification community.
    • Generating and maintaining the certification evidence at weapon system, system and sub-system level
    • Presenting evidence to MoD stakeholders (WECA, LMAS PT and SMEs as required) and managing a progressive acceptance process
 
What’s great about the team?
  • The team delivers a world class product which has been successfully used in hundreds of operational engagements
  • The team has 30+ engineers covering all life cycle phases and product variants
  • The product and project team have both a long history and exciting future with multiple contracts to deliver and many future business and export opportunities in the pipeline
 
 
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.
 
We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
 
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).
 
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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