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Thermal Team Lead

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12 Feb 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £60k DOE plus excellent bonus and benefits

Do you have the drive and ability to juggle and deliver your expertise across multiple projects? The creativity and personality to work with others to derive
holistic solutions to technically challenging problems?

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a Thermal Team Lead to lead a highly skilled team to deliver a variety of projects that will stretch your skills and imagination. Working for an internationally recognised company, delivering leading edge military systems, you will play a critical role in ensuring that MBDAs products deliver the necessary performance against key customer requirements.

As the Thermal Team Lead you will be the focal point for all of the groups Thermal Analysis work, which is centred on investigating the thermal performance of whole missile systems and their associated mechanical and electronic sub-systems.

You will lead a team of over five Thermal Analysts; your remit will be broad and there is ample scope to make your mark on how the team should operate to deliver its work.

What were looking for
  • Degree/Doctorate qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of an ability to derive solutions to problems.
  • A sound knowledge of heat transfer analysis using Finite Element methods.
  • Experience applying numerical based tools (e.g. Altair, ANSY, ICEPAK, FLOTHERM) to investigate and analyse heat conductance problems.
  • Demonstrable experience producing written and verbal reports on your technical work.
  • Experience managing individuals/teams in the delivery of work.
  • Evidence of an ability to multi-task and/or deliver complex projects involving input from disparate disciplines.
  • Experience of working in a comparable industry.
  • Knowledge and experience of methods for managing the thermal performance of mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Past experience reviewing formal documents/deliverables on projects.
  • Demonstrable examples of identifying and implementing innovative techniques and/or delivering change management.
  • Evidence of an ability to network and build collaborative relationships with project stakeholders and customers.
Whats in it for you?

You will lead a team that does fulfilling work that will stretch and grow your technical knowledge and competencies. MBDA places a strong emphasis on looking after and developing its staff and goes to great lengths to ensure that your skills and knowledge are developed through both structured and on the job training.

Within the Analysis Group there are extensive opportunities to build your networks and reputation across MBDA, working with counterparts in our International offices. You will also have ample opportunity and freedom to grow and shape MBDA UKs thermal analysis capabilities.

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.
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.

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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