Air Platform Integration Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
4 Oct 2020

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The opportunity 

To work within the growing Airborne Systems Integration organisation to deliver the integration of complex MBDA weapons onto fixed wing and rotary platforms for both UK and Export customers.
 
What are we looking for?
Essential:
  • An appropriate Engineering Degree or Masters (or equivalent) OR HNC/HND level (or equivalent).
  • Broad understanding of multiple general engineering disciplines e.g. electrical, mechanical, systems, etc.
  • Ability to work in a complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Pro-active and be capable of working on their own initiative with a minimum of supervision
    Desirable: 
  • Knowledge of Mil-Std-1760 and Def Stan 1553 highly desirable
  • Experience in the defence sector in integration of systems onto fixed wing or rotary platforms
  • Ability to lead a technical team
  • Ability to undertake complex technical negotiations with a high degree of autonomy
     
    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.
     
    The Role 
  • Working with MBDA, platform and government authorities to establish an integration plan that facilitates the integration of complex MBDA air launched weapon systems onto a wide range of fixed wing and rotary platforms.
  • Delivery of integration programmes to time and cost; ensuring that the integration is safe and maximises the weapon capability to the end user.
  • Produce and agree integration requirements with MBDA subject matter experts and platform authorities to define the integration activity and to ensure that customer needs can be met.
  • Produce and agree interface control documentation with the platform design authority to control and maintain the definition of the platform to store interface and ensure compatibility between them.
  • Establish integration trials campaign requirements with platform and government authorities; identifying facility and equipment needs and the data required to certify the integrated weapon system.
  • Design, plan and execute integration trials activities with the platform design authority and MBDA subject matter experts.
  • Deliver the certification of the integrated product and the associated certificates of design 
     
    What’s in it for you? 
  • You will be working in a focused team that delivers a weapons integration programme working closely with specialists both within MBDA, platform design authorities and government organisations
  • This is an opportunity for someone with good knowledge of aircraft systems or weapon systems integration to utilise this within MBDA whilst increasing their knowledge and experience across a broad range of disciplines
  • The roles will have both office based and field based elements
  • The roles will involve travel within the UK and potentially overseas 
     
    What’s great about the team?
  • The Airborne Systems Integration team is growing fast providing an exciting and dynamic environment that is focused on delivering the needs of our customers
  • There will be opportunities to work on a whole range of MBDA air-launched products together with UK and Export platform design authorities.  
     
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.
 
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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