Principal Engineer –Brimstone Support

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
25 Sep 2019

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The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic engineer to join the team supporting the Brimstone weapon system in the In-Service Environment.   This will include the opportunity to travel to MoD and supplier’s sites.
What are we looking for?
  • A good team worker, able to take the lead role when necessary but equally able to take other team roles
  • Ability to address technical issues related to any part of a weapon system (including identifying use of suitable support) and understand the implications of the issue from the perspective of the user/ operator community.
  • Ability to identify where the issue has a potential safety implication and able to take an appropriate course of action.
  • The successful candidate needs to be comfortable in a work environment that requires involvement on multiple concurrent tasks with constantly changing priorities, pressures and timescale requirements
  • An understanding of air platform environment and constraints
  • Some experience of work package management or equivalent experience of scheduling of work across a team would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work in multiple teams including stakeholders across MBDA, the supply chain and MoD.
  • Ability to influence others, including external stakeholders, is desirable.
What’s in it for you?
  • The opportunity to gain experience of any part of the weapon system
  • Improve your knowledge of MBDA by work across multiple disciplinesand stakeholders
  • Contact with the UK customer
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
  • Act as primary support for the Brimstone Engineering Manager including acting as deputy where necessary.
  • Manage and carry out engineering tasks in support of the Brimstone weapon system in the In-Service environment to maintain weapon system safety, availability and capability. Tasks can vary from answering of simple queries to conducting investigations of faults, issues and development through to getting Customer approval of investigation completion and delivery of remedies. It is likely that there will be a need to work in the industrial units to carry out investigation activities which must be conducted in a safe and controlled manner supported by a risk assessment.
  • Provide regular progress reports as required by Engineering Manager/ Project Manager.
  • Take active role in meetings with the Customer and Suppliers.
  • Take part in programmes for refurbishment or replacement of equipment used in-service.
  • Interface with MBDA engineering departments, CSS Support staff and management, Procurement Management, Project Manager, Supplier technical points of contact, Customer technical points of contact.
  • Involvement in broader CSS UK activities as required.
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dedicated, focussed team responsible for supporting a world class product which has been successfully used in a large numberof operational engagements
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
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).
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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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