Certification Lead

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8214S
  • 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 exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic engineer to own the delivery of Design Certificates to enable entry into service for UK and International customers and to achieve flight clearance on multiple platform types. The opportunity involves working closely with Customers to achieve evidence acceptance, gaining visibility and recognition through delivery of key contractual milestones

What are we looking for?
  • Ability to engage and influence a wide range of external stakeholders
  • Previous experience of delivering trial clearance and/or design certification documentation
  • People and/or task management experience (expected to develop during the role)

What’s in it for you?
  • Exposure to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Enhancing your influencing, negotiating and task management skills
  • Opportunity to regularly engage with the Chief Engineer and MBDA Technical Excellence
  • Learning about platform integration and certification on a major weapon D&M and integration contracts
  • Potential to develop your people management skills through team member management

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

The role is to plan and execute the system certification tasks, which include:
  • Managing certification tasks (at all levels) and liaison with the project team, the equipment teams, Airborne Systems Integration, Technical Excellence and the wider certification community
  • Shaping and influencing the approach to the certification of Integration Assets for three or more platforms
  • Managing the delivery of certification activities to support platform integration programmes
  • Generating and maintaining the certification evidence at weapon system, system and sub-system level
  • Presenting evidence to stakeholders including the platform design authorities and the MoD
  • The potential to grow the role into other Systems disciplines that support Platform Integration activities


What’s great about the team?
  • The team delivers a world class product which has been successfully used in hundreds of operational engagements and is current use on the front line
  • The systems team has 30+ engineers covering all life cycle phases and product variants
  • The product and project team have both a long history and exciting future with multiple contracts to deliver and many future business and export opportunities in the pipeline

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 ‎

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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