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Information Systems Engineering Delivery & Operations Manager (UK)

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
27 Feb 2021

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineering Manager
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Job Details

The Opportunity

Due to the promotion of the previous role holder, MBDA seek an experienced delivery and operations manager to be the lead for the Information Systems (IS) engineering domain in the UK. As part of the group management team for IS Engineering, this role is key to the delivery of group projects and system operations in to the UK company. You will also be a member of the UK IS management team responsible for national projects, national support, maintenance and supplier management.
 
What are we looking for?
  • Excellent industry and engineering knowledge, with a background in Systems Engineering, or Information Systems management. Product Lifecycle Management and Application Lifecycle Management experience an advantage.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills. A technical background able to analyse and define solutions and processes would be crucial.
  • You will need to demonstrate your ability and willingness to follow internal and external standards that apply, including business and Information Management defined practice; Project Management and Systems Operations standard; security requirements and recommendations; and general industry good practice.
  • You must have the ability to coordinate internal and sub-contract activities with experience in working across team and functional boundaries.
  • Excellent presentation and reporting skills demonstrating strong budget and financial management capability.
  • The MBDA international business language is English. Multi-lingual skills are an advantage.
 
What’s in it for you?
  • You will lead and manage a key internal team and external suppliers within Information Systems UK) as well as helping to coordinate the wider Information Management engagement within the scope of the role, including international projects.
  • You will be part of the flagship MatriX project which has high profile support as it moves into a second phase of expansion which includes coverage of industrial engineering management and technical publications management.
  • You will have the opportunity to exercise your technical skills and develop your leadership proficiencies and provide a career path for yourself and those you work with.
  • Depending on experience you may also have line management responsibility for the UK team
  • You may travel to the MBDA locations including France, Italy, Germany & UK, working alongside the wider international IS Engineering team.
 
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
  • Deliver and run the end to end lifecycle for national company specific projects, tasks and improvement activities. Provide Release and Transition Management for all deployments into the national company from group projects.
  • Maintain the relationship with the national stakeholders, national internal team members, undertaking or assisting with line management of internal IS Engineering resources as required.
  • Provision, own and run national budgets including forecasts, purchasing and invoice payment, handling external suppliers
  • Run and be responsible for the IS Engineering operational, support and maintenance activities coordinating with other IM lines of service including the service provided for Level 2 support from the IS supplier. Provision, own and handle Level 3 support.
  • Assist the group CoC leads and Group Head with the group strategy and roadmaps. Coordinate with local tactical strategies and roadmaps with other IM departments.
 
What’s great about the team?

We are at an exciting time, moving to the beginning of a new phase as we plan the future expansion of the MatriX PLM and ALM solution and the future roadmap! The current teams within Information Management and engineering capability with whom you will work have a diverse range of skills that provides an excellent platform for collaboration and knowledge transfer locally and internationally.
 
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.

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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