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Configuration Specialist

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02063
  • Closing date 17th 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…
MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Part time working considered

We are looking for a talented and influential Engineering professional with experience of working right across the product lifecycle. Using your previous experience, this is a phenomenal opportunity to lead the technical evolution of the Configuration Management (CM) group through business wide collaboration; Growing CM effectiveness across new business partners and delivering technical CM solutions to enhance our operational effectiveness.

What we’re looking for
  • A proven track record of experience within engineering organisations or operational domains, with a strong technical understanding of a product lifecycle and key delivery milestones.
  • Ability to problem solve, define best practice and build Configuration Management effectiveness in order to successfully manage product data across multiple existing and new business partners.
  • Appreciation of product data management processes and tools, ideally within a Defence or Aerospace industry.
  • Ability to lead multifunctional teams to deliver technical solutions in improving business efficiency.
  • Passion for coaching and developing others through the sharing and delivery of knowledge, information and best practice to successfully prepare CM teams for the future.
  • Ability to lead new business integration for Configuration Management through the development of processes, tools, skills and knowledge.
  • Understanding of how to satisfy and compliment external standards through healthy and efficient business processes.
What’s in it for you
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively across our business both nationally and internationally to deliver technical CM solutions and define best practice.
  • The opportunity to guide, coach and develop our teams, wider business and academic partners
Our benefits

Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *fantastic bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
Join a great team!
  • You will be joining a fresh, dynamic and focussed core team, responsible for Configuration Management across all MBDA UK products and services.
  • You will be leading and collaborating with multi-disciplined teams to support a number of new and complex business products that underpin the future success of the business.
  • Our culture of continuously improving our methods and processes mean that we never stand still!
  • We are committed to delivering to a high standard; we go the extra distance in periods of high demand.
  • Team members have different roles, we come together to achieve our common goal.
  • We take responsibility to move things on, have an eye for the detail and take time to understand and implement the process.
  • We get to know each other beyond a professional level, making every effort through team building and social events.
Why us?

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’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

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.

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