Engineering Manager - RF/Microwave/IR System Hardware

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
23 Nov 2019

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

This role is to work on a new seeker product with a fast paced programme within a dynamic team to manage the seeker development activities.  The seeker must be fit for purpose for its intended use against requirements including a particular emphasis on the assessment and introduction of cost reduction improvements as the design evolves.

The Role

  • Manage the design, integration and performance testing, seeker performance including the delivery of development hardware for trials and demonstration.
  • Manage the multidiscipline teams including mechanical, electronics, firmware, software and test equipment.
  • Define the seeker design definition and configuration including managing the design baselines through the development lifecycle to the required quality controls and traceability.
  • Identify risks and also mitigation activities including cost down activities including managing the delivery of improvements to meet customer expectations.
  • Control non-conformances identified during development build and test and manage the root cause analysis and corrective actions to conclusion.
  • Support the Chief Design Engineer in reporting the technical progress and spend against the funded plans and justify additional activities including funding requirements.
  • Work with the design team to verify that the performance of supplied parts is suitable against requirements including reviewing test documentation and test results.
What’s in it for you?
  • This role offers an opportunity to be part of a successful team working at the forefront of technology, developing new and innovative seeker solutions from complex requirements.
  • You will gain experience in seeker technologies and hardware engineering design and integration practices.
  • You will be involved in various stages of seeker development from the concept stage through hardware design, development, proving including manufacture.
  • There will be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad in support of seeker integration, trials and manufacture.
  • You will have the opportunity for career progression with formal and on the job training.
What’s great about the team?
  • The successful candidate will be joining a developing dynamic design team that have a range of skills and experience. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop the role and assist with forming the design team.
  • The team have a common goal for the delivery of a seeker hardware solution that meets the customer’s requirements to the schedule and cost agreed. The successful candidate will be able to significantly contribute to meeting the expectations of both MBDA and the customer.
  • The project offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a specialist team managing technically challenging technology within MBDA using various specialist suppliers.
What are we looking for?
  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent with modules or expereince relating to RF / electronics.
  • Desirable to have an education background including science subjects such as physics and ICT.
  • Essential to be able to build good working relationships with team members and external departments, suppliers and customers, acting as a team leader.
  • Essential to have some experience of product lifecycles from concept through to production.
  • Essential be to be able to produce high quality written reports and presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Essential to have experience of project management and cost control.
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.
     
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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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