Principal Supportability Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P7267
  • 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 within MBDA’s Customer Support & Services (CSS) organisation for a Principal Supportability Engineer to take charge of work packages associated with influencing product design for support, and for developing cost-effective support solutions for our global customers. Working in an integrated project team environment during the product’s design and development phase, you will be able to exploit your through-life support knowledge and capabilities, as well as interpersonal and communication skills, to satisfy customers’ support requirements and MBDA’s support-related business objectives.

The Role
  • Managing small to medium sized work packages on behalf of the project Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Manager.
  • Acting as a focus within the project for progressing design for support objectives, to include development of supportability requirements and the exploitation of new and existing technologies to facilitate through life support.
  • Developing the optimum support solution for the product, typically within an Asset Availability Service context, while taking account of all stakeholder requirements and needs.
  • Identifying the logistic support resource requirements and liaising with relevant project, business and CSS areas to facilitate their development.
  • Supporting CSS functional improvement activities at both a national and international level.
What’s in it for you?
  • An excellent opportunity to develop your Supportability Engineering capabilities within a dynamic and challenging environment, and to develop a support solution in preparation for the delivery of an Asset Availability Service.
  • Each day usually presents a new challenge: this will stretch and test you as individual but will also provide you with huge satisfaction as these challenges are met.
  • A chance to influence the design of state of the art technologies to ensure the product is supportable when it is in service.
  • An outstanding opportunity to work directly and jointly with the UK MoD and a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working for a multinational organisation, there may be the opportunity to travel, in particular to France and Italy.
  • Potential to further develop your career in several CSS areas including ILS Management, Product Support Management, and Support Engineering.

What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a focused, integrated and multi-functional team charged with developing one of several new weapon systems that will be a key part of UK and Export customers’ integrated defence capability over the coming decades.
  • You will also be a member of CSS whose singular common goal is to provide the front line forces with the weapon systems they need to do their jobs. Working as a CSS representative in a development environment, you will have an ideal opportunity to define the support solution that will best satisfy this goal.
  • Joining MBDA, you will be part of a multi-national organisation whose common values are Innovation, Integrity, Commitment, Passion and Team Sprit.

What are we looking for?
  • We are seeking someone who can use long-term thinking to challenge today’s design and support solution concepts to make it easier for our customers, and for MBDA, to support our products in the future.
  • We are looking for a self-motivated team player who has a willing and helpful attitude, and a calm professional manner when working in a dynamic design environment.
  • You must be an experienced engineer with a track record in the application of Supportability Engineering techniques such as level of repair analysis, reliability centred maintenance, task analysis, life cycle cost analysis.
  • You must have a sound knowledge of ILS standards such as Def Stan 00-600 or ASD S3000L, with an understanding of the customer environment, structure and processes.
  • You must be able to solve challenging problems within tight timescales and budgets.
  • You will be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing requirements and priorities.
  • You must have the capability to proactively network, build trusting relationships and positively influence others in order to achieve your objectives.
  • We want you to have strong interpersonal and highly developed verbal and written communication skills for interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You must be willing to travel occasionally within the UK and possibly overseas.

What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus scheme and superb learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to work for one of the UK’s best companies – In 2017, MBDA was ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to work for.

    Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities
    you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

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    LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

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

WHO WE ARE

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.

MORE THAN A JOB

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. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

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.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

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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