Weapon System Concepts Systems Engineer - Future Battlefield Capability

  • Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8018B
  • Closing date 7th Feb 2021

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 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 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.