Senior Cost Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R03542
  • Closing date 26th Jun 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…
Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose principal mission is to ensure that MBDA’s hardware deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced cost engineer to join a small team in providing production cost forecasts for manufacturing and the necessary support activities from concept through development and industrialisation to aid a project team in bidding or in determining the price of product or service.

What we’re looking for
  • Educated to HNC/HND standard or equivalent
  • A strong background in engineering/manufacturing is essential.
  • Experience of estimating/cost engineering is desirable.
  • Relevant production life cycle experience is highly desirable.
  • A sound appreciation of manufacturing processes is important.
  • Able to communicate with all levels within the business both verbally and in writing.
  • Good level of influencing, negotiating and persuasiveness with the ability to adapt style in different situations.
  • Skilled in managing deadlines with the ability to multi-task and prioritise own work and work of others.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Able to assimilate facts from a range of sources.
  • Self-motivated with the resilience and tenacity to deliver results through others.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Packages
What’s in it for you?
  • The team is ready to welcome an intelligent and motivated Cost Engineer that can ensure Customer expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.
  • The opportunity to influence and drive Design for Cost performance within MBDA UK Operations directorate.
  • MBDA provides extensive on-the-job training and opportunities for development
Our benefits
  • *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.
Join a great team!

Manufacturing UK prides itself in providing the ultimate application of manufacturing expertise and capability throughout the whole lifecycle and supply chain of our product. Joining a team of highly motivated and intelligent individuals, a friendly and supportive network of colleagues at all levels.

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.

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

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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