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Lead Engineer - Effects Optimisation

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20 May 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

We are looking for an individual to own an exciting study into Effects Optimisation. You will be coordinating a multi-disciplined team to experiment with tomorrow's users and demonstrate the possibilities for our future Mission Information Systems.

What are we looking for?
  • An imaginative person capable of conceiving novel tools and techniques to get maximum performance from our existing and future weapon systems
  • Excellent communication skills to give clear ways forward and impart essential information to management, customers, suppliers and other partners
  • Knowledge of working relationships with UK MOD and an understanding of their issues related to; operational capabilities, the future environment, threats, concepts and doctrine
  • Good knowledge of weapon systems including competitors and threat systems

What's in it for you?
  • There is opportunity for the successful applicant to inform the vision to deliver future Mission Information Systems
  • Exposure to many areas of the business including across Engineering, Sales and Business Development, Future Systems, and Strategy.
  • A chance to shape and influence the MBDA Effects Management Strategy internationally

The Role
  • Lead, develop and promulgate the Vision for Effects Optimisation across MBDA UK
  • Develop a strategy for delivering Effects Optimisation solutions
  • Lead and win bids for further work on Effects Optimisation/Management
  • Own the technical management of an Effects Optimisation Enabler project
  • Act as a prime interface to customers for Effects Optimisation business
  • Provide briefings, presentations and demonstrations as appropriate to inform UK MOD Stakeholders what MBDA could offer in the Effects Optimisation space
  • Identify, negotiate with and handle external suppliers to deliver value for money contributions into the UK Portfolio from contract letting through to delivery acceptance
  • Establish and develop relationships internally and externally to form an Effects Optimisation community
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!
  • A company-wide Effects Management community is emerging within MBDA UK and across MBDA Group, this team is shaping the future of the MBDA Business beyond our traditional Weapon Systems.

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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