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Project Lead - Networked Communications

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
9 May 2021

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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

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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