Test Equipment Design Engineer (Electro-Mechanical)

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8206S
  • Closing date 13th Dec 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 for a Test Equipment Engineer (Electro-Mechanical) with drive and enthusiasm to join Europe’s number one missile system provider, developing and designing Test Equipment solutions for the next generation of weapons.

The Role
  • Tasked with the design of mechanical fixtures, jigs and electronics enclosures in support of the System/Hardware Design Teams. Making engineering decisions within the delegated remit and acting as a design authority as appropriate.
  • Expected to take the lead in evaluating the technical issues involved in a project and developing suitable proposals. Taking these proposals forward with detailed analyses, investigations and concise conclusions.
  • Responsible for preparing specifications and bids, developing designs, carrying out design appraisals and recording and publishing designs in the company database.
  • Taking an active role in maintaining and modifying relevant engineering processes and procedures. Also working closely with managers to develop team improvements.
  • Managing projects, planning and controlling multiple work packages simultaneously, handling personal priorities and using diplomacy and dexterity to manage stakeholders expectations.
  • Creating drawing packages to ISO 2768, utilising Datum Systems and carrying out tolerance studies as required.
  • Working across multiple projects and developing solutions for products at differing stages of maturity including prototyping, production and end-user equipment.
  • Skilled in reviewing existing or newly manufactured hardware to fault-find and de-bug. Refining the results to feed back in to the design process.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to create and maintain working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams and national/international colleagues. Acting as a main point of contact for customers (internal) and suppliers.
  • Keeping up-to-date with relevant technical knowledge, identifying personal or team skill gaps, developing capabilities and approaching challenges with an innovative and logical methodology.
  • Offer support and guidance to junior team members and apprentices.

What’s in it for you?
  • Working on unique and challenging engineering problems at the cutting edge of the industry.
  • Individually tailored skills development program in both on-the-job training and specialised courses.
  • Personal career development plan including structured progression strategy and professional accreditation.
  • Opportunity to work on multi-national projects with some opportunity for national/international travel.
  • Exposure to multiple project teams and company departments, offering a fast-track overview of large sections of the business.
  • Position seated within the international Centre Of Excellence (CofEx) for Test Equipment.

What’s great about the team?
  • Opportunity to work on a diverse range of novel and world class products. In groundbreaking fields, often using the latest technologies.
  • We are a small but dynamic team. Working closely together, enthusiastically supporting each other with an open and frequent dialogue.
  • The team is approached regularly to inform on early stage developments, manufacturability and concept efficacy. Allowing a more holistic view of the projects.
  • The company’s culture encourages knowledge sharing with people from all sections of the business happy to take time to share experience and historic background.

What are we looking for?
  • Significant practical experience in Mechanical/Electro Mechanical Design and Development with an understanding of machined, cast and sheet metal parts, 3D printing and electronic packaging design.
  • An ability to work from first principles or to pick up legacy work and adapt it accordingly. Demonstrating a creative yet analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Good level of experience in the phases of the engineering life cycle.
  • Able to work independently to support various types of engineering problems and help guide the Project Teams to a suitable conclusion.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and assisting less experienced members of the team to prioritise effectively.
  • A suitable engineering degree or equivalent vocational qualification and/or experience.
  • Relevant 3D CAD/CAE (ProEngineer / CREO / Windchill) experience. (Other CAD Packages such as Solidworks / Solidedge will be considered).
  • Possession of excellent communication skills and the capability to tailor language appropriately to suit the intended audience.
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, able to set priorities and deal with multiple issues, de-escalating potential conflicts as necessary.
  • An understanding of Manufacturing processes, design for EMC , Connectors to BS & military specifications, Tolerance studies, Environmental test, Thermal management design, Material selection, PCB/Flexi manufacture, Standard electronic components.
  • An understanding of commercial and financial impacts to the work and the business strategies that may be influencing the approach to a particular project.

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.

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. "

Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.


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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