Component Engineering Team Lead - Electronics

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8212S
  • Closing date 15th Nov 2020

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

Electronic Engineering has entered the next phase of its exciting evolution as a world class and dominant European missile company. The growing workload within MBDA has created an exciting opportunity within the UK Component Engineering Component Selection team for a Team Lead.

You will be managing and coordinating the activities performed by an experienced and a highly skilful team.

What are we looking for?

High performing teams need high performing and competent individuals. To be suitable for this role, individuals will be able to demonstrate most of the following attributes:

  • Ability to manage and lead a team.
  • Strong technical background in electronic components.
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate regular face to face communications with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Competence in Microsoft Excel/Access and be able to create automated tools to replace manual excel spreadsheets.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Write clear and concise engineering documentation.
  • Excellent time management skills and a strong drive to deliver to schedule.
  • Pro-activeness and self-motivation to improve process and get the job done.
  • Availability to visit teams located in Paris/UK and travel to various manufacturers / suppliers / shows around the country.

What’s in it for you?

  • A unique opportunity to develop and broaden both technical and leadership skills within a growing company.
  • Exposure to complex and technologically advanced projects and products.
  • The opportunity to work with highly talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Opportunities to travel and work as part of an international team.
  • The chance to grow and advance your career into other higher-level roles.

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
  • Lead the Electronics Component Team ensuring we deliver a fully comprehensive component service to meet all project requirements at minimal risk and that the selected components embedded within MBDA designs have the best chance of success for the business.
  • Lead, develop and motivate assigned staff to ensure they are aware of and capable of delivering their accountabilities.
  • Carry out team planning, risk management and quality activities in assigned areas in line with all requirements and processes.
  • Undertake a full range of engineering activities in line with all relevant process, quality and other requirements, supplying specialist advice and support across projects and to other functions within the business.
  • Evaluate technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements.
  • Act as the main point of contact with customers (internal and external) and/or suppliers and collaborators in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve a full range of problems and issues and to maintain an awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.

What’s great about the team?

  • The UK Component Engineering team is a multi-disciplined, dynamic and part of a multinational team. Our people are extremely competent and highly committed. As an organisation, we work on technologies that make us the best at what we do. When properly supported our people can do extraordinary things and so can you.
  • Pride. We love our jobs. What we do is important to us, to our families and to our nation. We excel because we want to ensure freedom of choice and expression.
  • Support. We all need a steer, a little advice. No business does this better. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups & hosting internationally renowned experts in leadership) and peers and the people you are there to support will support you. We work better as a team and when you join our team you will be made welcome.
  • We strive to be better. We encourage you to teach us, and if you are great at what you do we want you to share your knowledge and experience to help us improve.

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.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.


We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

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With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.


We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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