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Team Leader - System Definition and Certification

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20 May 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow
Salary: Up to £48,000 Depending on Experience
This vacancy is within the System Definition and Certification group and will be primarily responsible for management of a team and the task packages they work on, technical support to the work they produce as well as personal technical work. This is a high profile contract which is part of the Complex Weapons Portfolio progress against which is tracked at senior level within the UK customer community and MBDA UK.

The Systems Definition and Certification team work on a wide range of areas including the generation of the requirements that inform how the system will be developed at Weapon, Weapon Sub-System and Equipment Level, the certification of the product at Weapon Sub-System and Weapon Level and the provision of evidence via regular interactions with the customer community.
Skills and experience:
  • Management experience of leading a team, company process, appraisals, feedback and recruitment
  • Task package management, planning, estimating and risk management skills required
  • Ability to coordinate and mediate between multiple partners with differing priorities
  • Experienced engineer with knowledge of requirements generation and decomposition
  • Experience with the certification process and an ability to manage multiple partners including the customer community
  • DOORS, PLM and P6 experience is essential
  • RTC and Rhapsody experience is desirable
  • An up-to-date understanding of the Systems Engineering Processes and how to streamline delivery
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and short timescales

In addition to the main activities identified the role will also involve other Systems Definition and Certification activities such as:
  • Status reporting into the project leadership team
  • Providing support to export contracts
  • Management of functional strands
  • Support to equipment teams
What we're looking for
This role will require:
  • Systems engineering experience (understanding of systems engineering practices and processes such as the ‘V' model, product lifecycles, systems definition and V&V)
  • Proven track record of delivering products
  • Adept at team working and remote working

What's in it for you?

This role is a fantastic opportunity to raise your engineering profile within MBDA by delivering high visibility and high exposure work. The contact network that you will develop will span the company and the customer. The duration of this role will capture some key, news worthy product delivery milestones.
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!

This team is a dynamic and agile group of engineers with a strong rapport. We encourage a friendly and supportive working environment and enjoy the work we do.

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!


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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