Large Radar Specialist

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
4 Dec 2019

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The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join our Bristol team to represent RF group working alongside Future Systems Air Defence (FSAD) where you will be responsible for the Large Radar strategy for MBDA UK.
The role will require the successful applicant to work closely with our customers and Radar suppliers to develop integrated Weapon Systems that will deliver battle-winning capability. 

What are we looking for?

  • We are looking for a Radar Specialist to mature and deliver our large Radar strategy.  The strategy will addresses Radars for Land, Maritime and Air domains for Air Defence and other applications.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of radar theory and technologies, where you will assess and specify the overall impact of the radar on the weapon system’s capability and performance.
  • You will be able to demonstrate experience of supplier and customer engagement, and provide confidence in your ability to work with a disparate range of stake holders both internally and externally.
  • You will have the ability to lead and inspire others, ideally in complex organisation where there are ulti-disciplined teams.
What’s in it for you?
  • The successful candidate will be able to grow and develop in the role, they will be able to set technical direction and provide an inspirational and creative working environment.
  • You will be able to keep up to date with the latest technologies and developments and to shape the future Weapon System Capability and influence future Radar exploitation
  • You will be able to exploit your high level systems thinking to support the development of future weapon systems in air, land and maritime domains.
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
  • You will manage and deliver UK packages of work within the MBDA International Large Radar Internal research and development as well as supporting contracted studies
  • Establish links with the UK Customer Large Radar community in DSTL, DE&S and the Front Line Commands
  • Actively participate in the MBDA international community to develop Large Radar expertise
  • Maintain an awareness of Radar technology evolution and the potential impact on Weapon System Capabilities
  • Familiar with Systems Engineering as applied to Large Radars, including the ability to specify for these products
  • Knowledge and experience of using MATLAB/Simulink for performance modelling
  • Experience of real world radar operational performance and issue
What’s great about the team?
  • Future Systems Air Defence UK is a small agile team of motivated engineers responsible for developing MBDA future products in the Air Defence domain in the UK
  • Innovation is encouraged in this team and the domain provides many opportunities for implementation
  • The team works closely with the wider Future Systems Air Defence team across MBDA providing plenty of opportunities for international co-operation
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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