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Environmental Test Team Leader

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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23 Jul 2021
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

An opportunity has arisen in the Environmental Engineering Test department for an additional Test Team Leader. This newly created role will lead a focused team dedicated to providing environmental testing services and applying specialist, technical knowledge to safely deliver sophisticated environmental test programmes.

This role provides technical expertise in delivering environmental test programmes coupled with leading the team in a demanding and dynamic working environment.
Putting safety first, the team leader ensures that work packages are delivered safely by monitoring safety in the work environment and consistency in risk assessments and safe working practices.

What we’re looking for
  • Someone who can plan, deliver and monitor assigned work packages for the team and ensure requirements are delivered to plan, quality, timescale and budget.
  • Strong technical background in all aspects of environmental testing with the ability to guide the team in resolving technical challenges.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of common environmental test standards.
  • Expert knowledge of the test methods used to perform variety of environmental testing, i.e. vibration (random, sine, narrowband), shock (classical, operational, pyro) and climatic type (altitude, pressure, temperature, humidity).
What’s in it for you:
  • Leading a team of environmental test engineers and developing new skills in a technical & leadership role.
  • Helping to shape the future of EE&F by taking the first step into the leadership team.
  • We have the ability to influence the design, manufacture and proving of our products whilst developing technical skills and gaining experience across MBDA UK's Portfolio.
  • Self development and learning is a big focus for us.
  • This role can develop into more senior role or technical specialist.
  • Work in our specialist facilities, helping to generate state of the art and innovative testing techniques.
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!
  • Our team is highly collaborative, encouraging and friendly. We have a wide variety of skills and experience and challenge each other to perform to the highest standard. We consistently deliver results under high pressure and tight timeframes.
  • We are a highly skilled and motivated team, working with real weapon systems and maintaining a “hands on” engineering skill set.
  • We make significant inputs to aid the design of products.
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.


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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