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Sea Viper Launcher and Munition Focal Point

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25 Jun 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence
Salary: Up to £48,000 based on knowledge and experience

The Opportunity

An excellent opportunity to join a team of high performing systems engineers acting as the Launcher and Munition System Focal as necessary to sustain the capability of the Sea Viper system.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate ideally has a relevant engineering-related degree (or higher). They will be able to manage the technical complexity of whole weapon system aspects and be able to articulate clearly and concisely to both the MBDA and Customer projects teams.

The candidate will require the skills and behaviours to gain a broad understanding of complex weapon systems and to engage effectively with MoD and Industry partners at different levels. The candidate will also need to be able to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities and to address emergent issues in a diverse environment.

What's in it for you?

This role will give you the opportunity to contribute to a system team delivering technical aspects of the Sea Viper support solution as part of the System Design Authority team. The role holder will also support technical meetings with the MoD Maritime Anti-air Weapon System PT as well as industry partners. The role offers potential to develop and expand your skill and knowledge as the various Sea Viper sustainment programmes progress into the Demonstration and Manufacture phases.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to become the Launcher and Munition focal point supporting the sustainment of Sea Viper capability. These work strands offer a wide variety in terms of scope of work in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Key work packages includes:
  • Focal Point for Launcher and Munition related technical queries supporting the in service capability sustainment
  • Focal point for all Technical Information and Advice Proposals / S2022A (MoD advice form) queries
  • Review the Sea Viper Technical Events Log for technical queries and safety related events
  • Maintain a suite of project specific processes
  • Technical correctness of the Sea Viper technical documentation (Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals)
  • Support other system/sub-system technical query resolution as required
Support to wider systems programmes
  • Tasking as required from the Head of System Definition

As the Sea Viper Launcher and Munition Focal Point you will be responsible for the following:
  • Manage technical aspects of Sea Viper Technical Events
  • Carry out technical analyses and investigations of system-level issues and opportunities, including conduct of trade-off studies
  • Manage the System Design verification and validation activities
  • Provide support to transversal activities (Safety, Security, EMC and Environmental)
  • Deliver and manage the Project Specific Process Documents
  • Provide and/or oversee technical support and troubleshooting responses
  • Generate technical reports to the Customer

Join a great team!

This role operates across a very wide range of activities providing a variety of challenges and opportunities. This role offers significant engagement with the wider customer community and industry partners, as well as with multiple functions within MBDA.

The role provides the opportunity to work closely with numerous partners and to guide and influence the direction of our key sustainment programmes through cooperative working, identifying efficiencies and shaping the future of the joint project team with a culture of commitment and delivering success.
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.

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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