JNAAM Engineering Lead

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8233S
  • Closing date 27th 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

An opportunity has arisen to join a fast paced programme working specifically with Japan as part of a new business venture within the company. The candidate will lead the day-to-day activities within the business, covering a variety of different disciplines, to ensure the successful delivery of the programme.

What are we looking for?
  • The candidate should have relevant experience within Missile Systems, Design, proving and ideally exposure to platform integration. The candidate must be comfortable dealing with engineering complexity, and experience of Guidance Chains and Seekers would be highly advantageous but not essential.
  • The candidate will be comfortable in leading a multidisciplinary team and interfacing directly to a complex customer.
  • The ability to concisely plan, deliver and report activity progress up to Chief Engineer level is required.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity is necessary. Ability in the Japanese language would be extremely useful, but not essential.

What’s in it for you?
  • You will be involved in a high-profile new venture within the business, which will offer the candidate an excellent growth path in the future and would suit someone who is aiming to progress their career with an opportunity to shine within the business.
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of MBDA skill groups, to satisfy a tricky customer and to solve complex engineering and business delivery opportunities.
  • Travel to Japan is expected, which also offers the opportunity for cultural and language development.
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of the team that could open up a lucrative export market for MBDA

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
  • Providing programme leadership to a multidisciplinary team: Guidance and Control, System Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Design and System Proving
  • Delivering a complex programme
  • Building a mutually beneficial working relationship with a new customer for MBDA within a new cultural environment
  • Reporting into the New Development Engineering Lead, with visibility to the Meteor Senior Management Team.
  • Involvement in a product using AESA Seeker technology, a key growth area and future capability for the business.

What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dynamic and focussed team responsible for the delivery of the JNAAM programme. The rewards are there for those that want to succeed.
  • You will be part of the wider Meteor engineering team, a team of highly talented and focussed individuals, delivering a world-leading missile that is key to the profitability of MBDA UK.
  • You will also be part of the Missile System Design function, that will provide training, career development and day-to-day support to you.

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.
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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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