RF PCB Layout Engineer

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

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity
 
The PCB Layout team create bespoke PCB layouts, and Circuit Card Assembly’s (CCA’s), for a range of MBDA products. This design role will be based in the Datalink Centre of Excellence focusing on RF layouts.  The role will span all types of layout from simple boards to complex multilayer boards as well as component placement and drawing creation. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop technical skills across a broad range of products.
 
What are we are looking for?
 
High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a number of the following attributes, or a willingness to learn and develop:
  • An understanding of the design processes and best practices for PCB Layout
  • PCB Layout knowledge of multi-layer designs.
  • An understanding of RF circuits.
  • An understanding of IPC standards for high reliability products.
  • An understanding of PCB fabrication processes and technologies (materials, stack-ups etc.)
  • An understanding of PCB assembly processes and technologies.
  • Work effectively in collaboration with mechanical, electronic designers and relevant project managers
  • Manage own workload and take ownership of own designs (supporting reviews and identifying/addressing potential issues).
  • Have good interaction skills - verbal communication, listening and time management.
  • Preferably knowledge of Zuken CR5000 or CR8000, but not mandatory as training would be provided for the right candidate.
 
What’s in it for you?
 
This role provides a unique opportunity to learn, develop and broaden technical skills within a growing company.  Exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products provides a stimulating experience.  Working with talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive environment, provides one of the best environments to further career aspirations and to achieve a real feeling of success.
 
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
 
This role involves providing PCB Design Layouts derived from a range of RF/Electronic and Mechanical requirements. The PCB Layout Designer will provide suitable component placements, and routing, for review in accordance with customer requirements and MBDA design rules. Fabrication and assembly manufacturing data packs are then produced to company standards. It requires close collaboration with all stakeholders from conception through to delivery to meet agreed timelines and deliverables. Although predominately RF focused there will be non-RF layout activities, with the main team, the ratio of this will vary. 
 
This is a PCB Design Layout role and does not include RF/Electronic Schematic design.
 
Businesses must continuously improve and MBDA is no exception.  Identification and implementation of improvement activities, as well as personal development, will be part of the role.  The activities of the role could span the international boundary and encompass our French colleagues to harmonise processes and shared CAD library.
 
What’s great about the team?
 
The PCB Layout team is a dynamic and focussed team specialising in all aspects of PCB Layout and CCA design. This position will be a deployed resource into a Centre of Excellence with support from the main team, which is located together in one location, providing an atmosphere of supportive cooperation and interdependence that binds the team together to face the challenges of the future. The team ethic/atmosphere is mirrored in the Centre of Excellence and there will be regular deployment back to the main team to share and improve shared skills. The technical challenges are stimulating and provide continuous technical progression for those wishing to excel in their careers.
 
 
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 view future MBDA UK opportunities and news by following our MBDA LinkedIn Company page.

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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