Environmental Project Engineer, EE&F

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8346S
  • Closing date 7th Mar 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 in an agile and responsive team for an engineer to work across the entire product life cycle on a number of weapon systems collaborating with other functions and senior leaders across MBDA.
In Environmental Engineering, our project teams are integral within all land, sea and air based weapons system projects. Environmental Project engineers provide a key technical focal point for all stages of the product lifecycle, from concept definition and product development, through design aid and formal qualification, and into in-service support. Expertise covers the areas of: requirements specification and management; data analysis; simulation and modelling; and testing in climatic, mechanical (vibration and shock), structural mechanical and fatigue.
We are looking for someone:
  • Ideally educated to degree level or with strong experience in running projects in a laboratory environment.
  • Working experience of Environmental Engineering, ideally within the defence sector
  • Has a detailed understanding of vibration, shock, temperature and humidity environments
  • Understanding of environmental test processes, test measurements and instrumentation
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective at working in teams with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to push through the right technical solution.
  • Driven, self-motivated and proactive in leading programmes of work
What’s in it for you:
  • We have the ability to influence the design, manufacture and proving of our products whilst developing technical skills and gaining experience across MBDA UK's Portfolio.
  • The opportunity to be involved in influencing project heads/chief engineers in technical decisions.
  • Self development and learning is a big focus for us
  • This role can develop from a project engineer into a technical lead, team leader or technical specialist.
  • Work in our specialist facilities, utilising state of the art and innovative testing techniques simulating environments across the weapons life cycle.
The Role!
  • Work closely and build relationships with a range of MBDA functions, sectors and Chief Engineers including Systems Engineering, Architecture, Design and Proving teams, you'll apply specialist technical knowledge and provide advice to projects, with responsibility for delivery of technical aspects of data analysis activities.
  • You will provide technical expertise in generating environmental requirements, developing robust product designs and defining and managing efficient test strategies throughout the product development cycle. You will work closely with our existing team of experienced project and test engineers to define and manage test programmes.
  • Interact with customers in the delivery of data analysis tasks or technical work packages, including data gathering trials and assessments, platform integration activities, and structural modal assessment, ensuring delivery to the required quality, timescale and budget.
  • Plan, deliver and monitor assigned work packages, making engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority to ensure requirements are delivered to plan.
Some of the key challenges for the role include:
  • Effectively dealing with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently, cross-projects.
  • Interaction with the customer community at a high level, maintaining integrity of engineering outputs.
  • Contributing to EE&F strategy to keep pace with emerging technologies and threats.
What’s great about the team?
  • Our team is highly collaborative, encouraging and friendly. We have a wide variety of skills and experience and challenge each other to perform to the highest standard. We consistently deliver results under high pressure and tight timeframes.
  • We are a highly skilled and motivated team, working with real weapon systems and maintaining a “hands on” engineering skill set.
  • We make significant inputs to the design of products.
We can offer you:

*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.
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 would like 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.
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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.