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Mechanical Design Engineer - New Business (Missile Actuators Centre of Excellence)

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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5 Feb 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £50k (DOE), paid overtime, bonus + excellent benefits

Full and Part time working considered

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within our Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence New Business Team for a Mechanical Design Engineer to manage the mechanical design aspects of new bids and our internal research and development work. You will be working for the New Business Design Authority to develop bids and design concepts in response to the business needs.

What we’re looking for
  • Ideally Degree/HND/HNC qualified plus significant post qualification experience in Mechanical Design, development and qualification/certification.
  • Good planning skills and the ability to have multiple activities running concurrently.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business.
  • Experience of electro mechanical mechanism design is an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience of the early phases of product lifecycle and bidding activities is an advantage but not essential.
What’s in it for you?

Not only will you be working on challenging engineering problems but you will have the opportunity to work on multi-national projects with the associated international travel.  Working in the Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence will also allow you to develop or enhance your skills and experience of working in a cross-functional environment.
We are committed to providing you with structured skills development and any relevant training; you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills.  

Our benefits 

Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
Join a great team!
You will be joining a dynamic team that continues to grow and develop to meet the business needs. The team is working on new and emerging technologies to ensure that our capabilities align to the needs of future programs. The New Business / IRAD’s team work is a critical component of the overall growth strategy for MBDA.

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 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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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