SPEAR USMC Engineering Lead

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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Project Engineering
Job Type
Engineering Manager
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The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen in a fast-moving team for a systems engineer to develop their programming skills working on a dynamic project positioning SPEAR into the US market through the US Marine Corps (USMC).  The successful applicant will be the main point of focus for satisfying technical and data queries as we develop this campaign, and this broadening role would suit an ambitious individual.
What are we looking for?
  • An ambitious individual, who is looking for a broadening role interacting with a variety of UK and US stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders over diverse technical topics, and work with the SPEAR and SPEAR-EWteams to manage data transfer taking account of Strategy, Security and IP.
  • Ability to support and facilitate meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to support business development teams by provision of technical, programmatic and cost information
What’s in it for you?
  • You will get exposure to working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, from the UK and US.
  • You will gain experience of international collaboration and partnering on an exciting project.
  • You will have the opportunity to hone interpersonal and communication skills to interact both technically and commercially.
The Role
  • In liaison with SBD implement the Teaming Agreement with BAES-Inc and MBDA-Inc, including support to the development of the Commercial construct.
  • In liaison with ASI work to ensure that the delta integration (US vs UK on F-35B) is minimised and hence affordable.
  • Act as Point-of-focus into UK MoD (all Agencies) to ensure coherency and the proper application of all security aspects.
  • Manage the incremental transfer of data to the US, taking into account Security, IP and strategy
  • Equip BAES-Inc & MBDA-Inc with the necessary data and training to allow them to lobby successfully within US.
  • Manage all MBDA inputs into the Customer Value Proposition being drafted for the USMC.
  • Manage Manufacturing-UK for the establishment and validation of FAIT in US, under the management of BAES-Inc.
  • Manage MEP-UK for the transference of the US-based Supply Chain to BAES-Inc.
  • Work collaboratively with BAES-Inc for the cost-down activities in order to achieve the Price-to-Win objective.
  • Work collaboratively with SPEAR CE to ensure that the US-derived SPEAR is maintained under the jurisdiction of the SPEAR CE.
What’s great about the team?
  • You will join a team where broadening, personal and professional development are core day-to-day business.
  • This cross-functional team are working on a ground-breaking opportunity – accessing the US missile market with a highly competitive product on 5th generation fighter aircraft.
  • The team enjoys UK and US travel to develop business winning opportunities.
  • The team have the freedom to work flexibly and with a high level of autonomy.
    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.
    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.
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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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