Environmental Trials and Analysis Team Lead

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23 Dec 2021

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An opportunity has arisen for an individual to lead a capable and dynamic team of 9 Environmental, Trials and Analysis engineers working across a number of critical MBDA projects. The Team works within the Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) Mechanical & Climatic Projects Department and delivers all Trials & Analysis aspects of Environmental Engineering tasks across all MBDA Programmes.

The Trials and Analysis Lead will be responsible for leading the delivery of projects and managing the development and performance of our people and your team.

The RoleTo lead the MBDA EE&F UK Environmental Trials & Analysis Team, applying specialist technical knowledge and providing advice to projects, with responsibility for delivery of all aspects of Trials & Analysis activities.
  • Engage with primary partners, such as Integration Leads or Heads of Platform, Chief Systems Proving Engineers (CSPEs) and Integration & Systems Validation (ISV), across the company, to identify forthcoming campaigns and programmes of work, to scope activities, compile task package estimates and develop Statements of Work in support of bids.
  • Plan, manage and lead the delivery of Trials & Analysis work packages including data gathering trials and assessments, ensuring delivery to the required quality, timescale and budget.
  • Lead the development of test specifications and ensure that activities related to vibration, shock and signal analysis are carried out in line with specifications and all technical and quality standards.
  • Deliver, through the team, a full range of technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Conduct day to day management and leadership for the Trials & Analysis Team and be an active participant in functional improvement projects
What are we looking for?
  • A leader who can inspire people within your team, wider department, function and external partners in order to meet business delivery across a number of projects.
  • Strength of character to uphold environmental engineering standards both within the function and across the business with the ability to challenge and endorse the technical content of documents issued by the Environmental Trials and Analysis team
  • Proven Project Management ability to ensure multiple Projects are delivered to time and budget and with the appropriate quality and standards of safety
  • A strong technical background in Environmental Analysis/ Trials or Mechanical Engineering, with experience of conducting trials in the air/land/naval domains.
  • A robust understanding of advanced digital signal processing principles and the application to environmental data
  • The humility & Strength of character to be both the leader of your team and an active member of the management team
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.
Whats in it for you?
  • Become an influential part of a function with dedicated, committed engineers with a strong team spirit that consistently exceed expectations.
  • An opportunity to deliver against critical business milestones across multiple MBDA projects.
  • High degree of interaction and influencing with partners across functions, projects and NATCOs.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction on solving problems, leading and developing your team, satisfying your customers and delivering your projects
  • We provide a supported opportunity to develop your technical and people management / leadership skills and experience
  • Will enable you to develop the Trials and Analysis strategy and to keep pace with emerging technologies and threats
Join a great team!

You will leading a team of Professional engineers who are highly motivated and who deliver well against commitments. In turn you will be part of a management team that is committed to delivering its promises and to developing its people to meet the needs of the business.

Why us?

Were 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 UKs 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 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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