Weapon System Concepts Systems Engineer - Future Battlefield Capability

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
22 Nov 2020

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The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to work on new weapon system concepts, supporting the British Army and our domestic European customers as part of the Future Battlefield Capability team.

What are we looking for?

  • Technical background ideally with some understanding of weapons systems, platforms and sub-systems
  • Good communication skills with a flexible approach to working in a team. Capable of liaising with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to think laterally and take the initiative to develop new ideas, concepts and identify technology exploitation paths
  • Customer facing experience – ideally with knowledge of the British Army
  • Ability embrace the uncertain nature of early concept development to progress towards defining solutions and system concepts
What’s in it for you?
  • This is a dynamic role with lots of exposure to our customers and interaction across the business including Engineering, Sales & Business Development and Programmes
  • Opportunity to travel internationally
  • Develop a broad skill base, across technology and systems engineering
  • Help to shape the future opportunities for MBDA
What would you get?
  • Comprehensive package including 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
  • Supporting engagement with the British Army and wider MOD to understand, define and develop their future needs
  • System engineering development of new battlefield weapons
  • Identifying technologies for future weapons and conducting systems assessment to determine their feasibility for the proposed future products.
  • Direct working across the business (and industrial partners) to support development of the required technologies.
  • Integration of future weapons on to British Army platforms
  • Integration into the wider battle-space
  • Working with our international colleagues to develop a common weapons portfolio and support export opportunities
What’s great about the team?
  • This is a growing team shaping the way MBDA works with the British Army in the future
  • Frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects
  • Have ready access to in-house experts to supplement knowledge and develop yourself
Please Note: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.
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).
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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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