Lead Concept Engineer - Strike

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8338S
  • Closing date 18th Apr 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

A new role has been created to deliver strike weapon concept studies in support of MBDA’s Vision 2040.

What are we looking for?

  • The ability and cultural awareness to work with multiple disciplinary functions supporting technology and concepting, across MBDA Group
  • The confidence to embrace the uncertain nature of early concept development to progress towards defining solutions and system concepts
  • The ability and desire to employ new techniques and utilise new ideas and technologies
  • To be adaptable and flexible to changing/emerging requirements
  • An understanding of concept development and trade studies is essential; experience preferable
  • An appreciation of weapons systems, platforms and sub-systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad range of internal and external partners
  • Experience of task package ownership and technical delivery
What’s in it for you?
  • This is a high profile role with interactions across our business including Programmes, Engineering, Sales & Business Development and TMO
  • This is a new programme of work, so there is significant opportunity to shape it as it grows
  • The role will develop a broad skill base, across technology and systems engineering
  • There will be opportunity to travel internationally
  • The outcomes you deliver will directly influence MBDA's future through Vision 2040
  • There is opportunity for the role to develop in line with personal development
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

Generate weapon system concepts and facilitate experiments with the customer community to communicate, explore and test them.

Typical activities include:

  • Exploring customer needs and opportunities
  • Concept Generation and Refinement
  • Facilitating customer focused Experiments, using a wide range of techniques and tools including war games and synthetic environments
  • Influencing future weapon system programme Portfolio planning
  • Concept capability analysis and competitor product technical performance analysis
  • Informing and creating links with Research and Technology activities
  • Co-ordinating concept activity across the MBDA Future Systems Directorate
Join a great team!
  • This is a growing team shaping the way MBDA develops concepts for our Customers
  • There is a breadth of experience to directly draw upon, and indirectly through the Future Systems cohort
  • There will be significant exposure to a wide set of Future System activities that also shape the business
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 varied community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We encourage 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. "

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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.