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FC/ASW Ground Trials Manager

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23 Jul 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £60,000 Depending on experience

Reporting to the FC/ASW Chief Systems Proving Engineer, this role will involve the definition and planning of all the activities required to deliver the EMC and Environmental ground trials for the subsequent D&M phase of the programme. It is an opportunity to shape the way in which these trials are conducted within MBDA and looking to use new tool and techniques to reduce time and cost on the programme.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
  • Helping and supporting the generation of Environmental and EMC Proving Strategies with the appropriate SMEs.
  • Work with the CSPE/Environmental to develop and define the S3/IM strategy for FC/ASW TP15.
  • Working the Test and Testability Architect to ensure that all testing requirements for ground trials have been identified for Missile/Munition level testing.
  • Support the Equipment DAs and RMOs in enacting the EMC and Environmental Strategies at their level. This also includes the use of DFMEAs and Robustness techniques.
  • Working with the suppliers to review their approach to Environmental and EMC proving. Ensure that they have the right activities scheduled in at the right time. This includes input into the generation of CPSs and SOWs, where appropriate.
  • Budget, Schedule and Resource planning. Management of technical and schedule risk in accordance with the project risk management Plan.
What we're looking for
  • Experience of working on Environmental/EMC proving trials.
  • Understand on how to define functional proving requirements for EMC and Environmental Trials.
  • Ability to understand technical interface documentation.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate at various levels within MBDA(UK) and external agencies.
*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.

What's in it for you?
  • FC/ASW is a highly visible programme within MBDA and is paving the way on deploying new techniques and methods to meeting tight customer timescales.
  • Ability to shape the way in which Environmental and EMC proving is conducted within MBDA for future programmes.
  • Opportunity to develop a new network, internal and external to MBDA as well as internationally.
  • Practical experience of Agile principles and supporting frameworks on a Project that is driving the new ways of working in the business as part of NEXT.
  • To work in a motivated and collaborative environment.

Why us?

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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