Project Lead - Networked Communications

  • Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02387
  • Closing date 21st 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…
MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

MBDA is developing an innovative new missile to missile communications technology and we need a Lead Engineer to take ownership of this project. This two-year project is aimed at developing and specifying this new technology, and creating models and demonstrators for our customers.
You’ll be leading a small project team working on this critical part of our future portfolio. You’ll have direct ownership of the project and the deliverables, and work closely with our customers.
We need you to have a background in systems engineering. While it’s not essential, some knowledge of data links and communications protocols would be useful. Most importantly, we need you to be able to shape the project, communicate effectively with our customers, and deliver with an innovative, imaginative approach.

What we’re looking for
  • Systems engineering experience across the full life cycle
  • Experience with data links, communication networks, and protocols (not essential)
  • Passionate about technology, motivated to deliver, and a strong communicator
Here’s what’s in it for you
  • Work on a really innovative new technology, and have ownership of the project
  • Ability to see this project through from start to finish
  • Delivering a real capability upgrade for MBDA, our customers, and UK defence
  • Your role will be varied and will include systems engineering, modelling, building hardware, building demonstrators
Join a great team!

Our team works across a range of projects for air, sea, and land, and this gives us a broad range of expertise to learn from. We work closely with other functional areas, and pride ourselves on building strong relationships with those functions to enable us to draw upon others’ knowledge.

Benefits Package

*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 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 ‎


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.