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Air Systems Training Lead

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
22 May 2021

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Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Training Instructor to Lead a small team to work on MBDA’s Air domain missile products. A working knowledge of the MoD / Engineering Industry instructional techniques would be an advantage but not a requirement, as would the ability to assist in the delivery of field support engineering activities to the customer.

What are we looking for?
  • We are looking for an Air Domain Instructor to lead a small team in the analysis, development and delivery of training courses for Operator and Maintainer students, the supporting media such as slide packs or supporting storyboards for Computer Based Training (CBT). To actively help with development of the training package, the associated reports and eventual delivery of MBDA product training to the highest quality, on time and on cost.
  • Substantial armed forces training experience, Defence Instructional Techniques (DIT) or other engineering training experience in lieu. An instructor qualification, defence or civilian equivalent is desirable coupled with experience of working within a Training Team environment.
  • Appreciation and practical experience of Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT), Training Needs Analysis (TNA) principles and methodology and JSP822.
What’s in it for you!
  • You can build and lead their training vision through their team and make a mark on how MBDA’s Air Product training is utilised.
  • The successful applicant would act as an ambassador for Training and can help develop both the team and the corporate capability.
  • The role will require liaison with many Air Domain and Training communities both domestic and foreign thus offering plenty of variety.
  • An outstanding opportunity to work with the MoD and a wide variety of internal and external partners with excellent exposure to senior management and leadership within both organisations.
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
  • Responsible for up to 10 trainers, including their performance, development, daily administration & support, workload, engagement and skills competence and where required, support the Training & Technical Publications Manager in recruitment and on boarding of new starters.
  • Support the Training & Technical Publications Manager generate cost, scope estimates for future work and manage the package risk registers whilst coordinating with Training Management Team to establish and prosecute roadmap for generation of a world-class training function and capability.
  • Take ownership for the project management and successful delivery of Maintainer and Operator training work packages up to £1m in value, with up to 10 packages running concurrently on challenging programmes.
  • Provide Training Needs Analysis (TNA) or interpret previously delivered TNA and design the training course from it, subsequently support the course delivery instruction of Maintainer and/or Operator theoretical and practical training courses on MBDA’s Air Launched products on time, on cost and on quality.
  • Coordinating with international End Users and MOD/DOD customers to design, deliver and optimise training such that it delivers its training objectives and results in increased customer satisfaction.
  • Recognizing differing armed forces organisational setups and responsibilities compared to home markets, and adapting our customer engagement, training methodology and validation methods accordingly.
  • Identifying training growth opportunities across home and abroad markets and working with SBD to propose, cost, prosecute and win opportunities to grow MBDA revenue, whilst optimizing customer satisfaction and MBDA reputation.
  • Work with Tier 1 system integration training communities to ensure end users receive integrated and coordinated training packages.
Join a great team!
  • The Training department is populated by a variety of passionate, dedicated and technically capable Engineering and Operator Instructors located within the UK and overseas.
  • The current team has a mix of personnel, many of whom served in the Armed Forces and bring a wealth of passion, knowledge and end user customer experience across the MBDA product Range.
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.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. 

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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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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