Launcher Systems Requirements Lead

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
16 Oct 2020

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen in a fast-moving programme to lead the team that works with engineering specialists in Bristol and Stevenage to produce and maintain a Launcher sub-systems requirements set.

What are we looking for?

  • Essential:
    • A professional, forward-thinking and positive attitude.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • A desire to make an impression within the wider MBDA engineering community.
    • A willingness to share knowledge and to help others.
    • New ideas and a good systems engineering understanding.
    • An engineering or related numerate degree.
  • Desirable experience
    • Avionics systems
    • Electronics and embedded software
    • Use of tools for requirements capture and control (e.g. DOORS) and for configuration management (e.g. Windchill, RTC, RPE, Dimensions)
What’s in it for you?
  • Experience gained rapidly over the product lifecycle to meet immediate project needs.  The current challenging programme timescales offer an opportunity to make a real difference and to demonstrate the delivery-focussed attitude that MBDA values.
  • Training courses on MBSE, systems engineering and product technology as required.
  • Opportunities for progression, both in the short term and over a longer period, in technical and managerial directions.
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role

  • To Inspire the team that works with engineering specialists in Bristol and Stevenage to produce and maintain the a launcher sub-systems requirements set.
  • The requirements respond to the Weapon-System needs and are embodied in TRSs produced using DOORS and RPE, and published using PLM.
  • Behavioural requirements are being developed using Rhapsody. 
  • Manage the As-Required baseline at launcher-level and co-ordinate the non-compliance process for the launcher and sub-systems, liaising with Domain Leads, other SPEAR3 Requirements Leads (Weapon Systems / Missile) and Equipment Requirement Authorities (RMOs).
  • Collaborate with the Launcher V&V Lead to ensure traceability within DOORS and PLM to enable certification activities.
  • Collaborate with the Launcher Functional Lead to ensure the MBSE activities they lead are coherent with your wider requirements focus.
  • Collaborate with Systems Capability and weapon systems technical stakeholders to improve the existing processes for the above.
  • Support the Launcher Systems Delivery Lead with work package management, technical input to bids and recruitment activities as required.
  • Influence;
    • how the team grows and adapts to meet evolving project needs;
    • how MBSE is used within the team and more widely within MBDA.
    • how launcher technology and equipment is developed in the future.
What’s great about the team?
  • It is a specialist and forward-thinking team using MBSE to develop launcher technology and equipment for current projects and future reuse.
  • It connects all parts of the wider project, from high-level platform-level needs to detail specification and verification at equipment-level.
  • It is a small team with
    • Clear purpose;
    • A collegiate and rewarding working environment
    • A strong and cooperative team ethic;
    • A commitment to quality;
    • A willingness to embrace change and to challenge out-dated working practices;
    • A clear identity within the wider project;
    • Value placed on diversity.
MBDA is an award winning company; 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 welcome 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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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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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