Senior Configuration  Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8222S
  • 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

We are looking for a talented Configuration Engineer with an eye for detail and an ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships. The Configuration Management group plays a vital role in ensuring integrity of our product data, supporting a host of operational arms across the business. To help us succeed with this challenge, we are searching for self-motivated Configuration Engineer to support, guide, influence and ultimately bring value to our business project teams.

What are we looking for?
  • Ideally a background in product Configuration Control or Technical Data Management.
  • Experience in interpreting technical engineering data and Bills of Materials for large and complex assemblies.
  • An understanding of engineering change processes and associated techniques to ensure valid interpretation and implementation of product design changes.
  • An individual who is comfortable in challenging decisions in order to uphold the integrity of our product designs and therefore the reputation of our business.
  • You should have an eye for detail and be able to apply that with integrity with respect to engineering data, drawings and CAD models.
  • You will possess excellent communication skills and be aware of cultural differences, with an ability to build and maintain cross-business relationships and team spirit in co-located and remote working environments.
  • You will have a passion for supporting your colleagues with a helpful attitude along with a calm professional manner. Able to set priorities and deal with multiple issues with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ideally you will have experience of PTC Windchill as a Product Lifecycle Management tool or other technical data management systems.

What’s in it for you?
  • You will be working on challenging Projects across the whole of the product lifecycle and to support you, you will receive structured skills development and training in the aspects of Configuration Control as employed by MBDA (UK).
  • The opportunity to bring new ideas and help evolve MBDA’s configuration management policy and processes for the future.
  • The role provides great opportunities for personal development including a route to Professional Accreditation in the area of Configuration Management.
  • You will have the potential to work on multi-national projects with the associated prospects of international travel

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
  • Creation of initial product structure and design definitions within the PLM tool.
  • Expression and implementation of Engineering Changes into the product design based on engineering/design input.
  • Maintenance and management of product design definitions in accordance with project requirements.
  • Understanding and implementing MBDA Change process methodologies and controls to ensure integrity is applied across the product lifecycle.
  • Co-ordination and management of Configuration Documents and Meetings.
  • Manage the design definition using both manual and automated CM systems.
  • Support internal and external configuration audits
  • Technical liaison with project, development and manufacturing teams, including sub-contractors mentoring Product Data Management best practice and associated Company processes.

What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a fresh, dynamic and focussed core business function responsible for Configuration Management across all MBDA UK products and services.
  • You and your team will support a number of new and complex business products that underpin the future success of the business.
  • As a group we work closely with the tool capability team to help ensure our CM tools support our processes. On-going development of our tools along with a culture to continuously improvement our methods and processes mean that we never stand still.
  • The group are committed to delivering to a high standard; they go the extra distance in periods of high demand.
  • Team members have different roles, every role comes together to achieve a common goal.
  • They take responsibility to move things on, have an eye for the details and take time to understand and enforce the process.
  • They get to know each other beyond a professional level, making effort through team building and social events.

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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