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Electrical Architect/Engineer

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30 Jun 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: £40 - £60K dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

We are building up a team of electrical/electronic engineers at different levels to work on the next generation of missile defence systems.

Make your next career move to join a hardworking and welcoming group that will support your development in an exciting direction.

What we're looking for

You will be responsible for the electrical architecture and requirements for missiles and/or their associated launcher systems with duties including:

a) Specifying/determining
  • system electrical requirements
  • interface definitions and characteristics between subsystems/equipment
  • power architecture, including power budget and power profiles
  • data communication and processing architecture
  • requirements for EMC, bonding, grounding and screening
  • signal safety, including routing of safety related signals

b) Supporting test and fault-finding activities during compatibility checks, risk reduction, system proving/qualification and integration

c) Reviewing and authoring reports, guidelines and processes

d) Design assessments and analysis

e) Working to defence/industry standards

f) Attending and supporting design reviews

Alternatively, acting as the Equipment Manager for specific electrical/electronic equipment integral to a missile or launcher system you will:
  • Project manage the equipment during development, qualification and manufacture
  • Produce Statements of Work for the associated design authority
  • Build and update plans showing activities
  • Manage internal & external design authorities for delivery of hardware, software and deliverables to schedule, cost, quality and performance
  • Hold regular progress reviews
  • Review qualification verification evidence
  • Supervise and find resolution to equipment non-compliances
  • Attend and support design reviews

You may provide technical supervision to other specialists within the team and indirect management of engineers in the extended project team. There may also be opportunities for international travel to suppliers, customers, and other MBDA sites in Europe. Movement between roles and projects will also be possible to further your experience across the company. Training courses are available to ensure your future development in subject areas including technical, leadership and management, business, toolsets and languages, etc.

About you/desired experience:
  • Electrical/electronics, interfaces, data communication, knowledge of defence/industry standards, etc. with degree level qualification in a related subject or equivalent experience.
  • A defence related background, however experience within other engineering industries is of interest
  • Experience within these other areas is of interest but not essential: Military aircraft, systems engineering, power supply units, sensors, actuators, fire control systems, safety, EMC, Model Based Engineering tools, Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), DOORS, Zuken, Siemens Capital.

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 (e.g. working from home).

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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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