Air Systems Technical Publications Lead

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02991
  • Closing date 27th 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…
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual with specialist skills and knowledge of Technical Publication project management and generation, to lead a small team for a complex portfolio of MBDA’s products across the Air domain.

What are we looking for?
  • An Author experienced in the technical publication process to lead a small team and actively participate from initial planning through to development, status tracking and delivery of technical publication projects to MBDA’s customers both domestic and export. Theoretical and practical knowledge/experience of MBDA products and support products would be an advantage but not essential.
  • You will need to actively assist in the technical publication development process, authoring, the associated reports, quality reviews and eventual delivery to the highest quality, on time and on cost. Defining S1000D based project supporting documentation – assist in BREX (Business Rules Exchange), Guidance Document, CSDB (Common Source Data Base) setup.
  • Liaise with product suppliers in support of technical publication technologies whilst maintaining personal and technical reports, records etc. of all technical publication activities to a high standard.
What’s in it for you?
  • You can help create and lead our project vision to make a mark on how MBDA’s technical documentation is planned, developed and delivered.
  • The successful applicant would act as an ambassador for Technical Publications in the Air domain and can help develop both the team and the corporate capability.
  • 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.
  • An excellent opportunity to gain a strong knowledge of the customer environment, culture, structure and processes. Travel to UK and overseas customer locations, although infrequent will be part of the role as well as trips to the MBDA France and Italy offices.
You will 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 Technical Publications Staff, including their performance, development, daily administration & support, workload, engagement and skills competence.
  • Where required, support the Technical Publications Manager generate cost and scope estimates for future work and recruitment and on-boarding of new starters.
  • Ownership for the successful delivery of Technical Publications work packages up to £1m in value, with up to 6 packages managed concurrently. Activities include:
  • Maintain Technical Publications work packages EAC. Maintain Technical Publications work packages P6 plan in collaboration with B&P/Project control and monitor project tech pubs development progress through standardised tracker.
  • Manage Technical Publications work package risk registers in coordination with main project.
  • Ensure the Technical Publications prepared are of exceptional quality, exceeding customer expectations whilst ensuring the Technical Publications include a consistent look and feel across multiple MBDA products.
  • Ensure timely delivery of the Technical Publications to internal customers, external customers and end users.
  • Provide Monthly feedback and updates to the Technical Publications manager on project status, risks, dependencies and successes.
  • Driving synergies into structure of IETPs across product range to reduce through life cost.
Join a great Team!
  • The Technical Publications department is currently populated by a variety of passionate, experienced and technically capable Authors and Illustrators.
  • The current team has a mix of personnel, ranging from Apprentice up to team members who have served in the Armed Forces. They bring a wealth of passion, knowledge and 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.

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.

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