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Integration System Design Task Package Manager

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11 Aug 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence

You will join the Meteor programme and work in a Systems Design team for the Head of System Design - Export, managing the System Design Task Package for the Meteor F35 Integration programme.

Meteor is the world's most capable long-range air-to-air missile, equipping fast jet aircraft to defend the skies of more than 10 nations.
Technical management;
  • You will ensure the technical management within the system design skill area. This will include capturing Customer requirements and collaborating with partners, both internal and external. Typical internal partners are Airborne Systems Integration, Aircraft Integration, Guidance and Control, Embedded Software, Simulation and Modelling, Aerodynamics, Systems Proving, and Safety. Typical external partners are Lockheed Martin and Lightning II Delivery Team (UK MoD).
  • You will develop and deliver the work package, with support from your colleagues, in accordance with their requirements (time, cost, quality). Typical work package outputs are;
  • Pre-trial performance modelling and Weapon Danger Area modelling,
  • Trials data analysis and reporting,
  • Estimating for new work.
  • You will work technical issues in order to develop proposals for recommended investigations and solutions.
  • You will apply system design policies and practices.
  • You will contribute to the performance and development of the Meteor system design team.
Project management;
  • You will be responsible for work package delivery and management - monitor, report and drive progress.
  • You will maintain project control and cost to completion budgets for the work package, with assistance from the Meteor Project Control team.
People management;
  • You will provide inputs to assess the performance of those that contribute to the work package you manage.

What we're looking for?
  • Strong logical and analytical skills to address the technical nature of the work.
  • Good attention to detail in textual (e.g. technical and business requirements) and logical (technical planning) contexts.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills to clearly convey technical information.
  • Project Management knowledge, or an aspiration to learn and develop this skill.
  • A willingness to travel within the UK and to the US.

What's in it for you?
  • Opportunities to travel abroad and work with international partners.
  • Gain a deep understanding of Meteor and the unique challenges of engineering world leading missile products.
  • Gain a wide insight into the methods and processes of MBDA, and of national and international defence agencies. This insight will be transferable to a variety of engineering opportunities across MBDA's full product range.
  • Industry leading training and development, with mobility between roles and programmes actively supported.
Join a great team!
We're a professional and committed team, large enough that you will be welcomed and supported, but small enough that you will be able to make a tangible difference daily. We'll support you to develop your career and will actively encourage mobility within the company, and you'll gain exposure to cross project communities of experts. The work you do will support a world leading product which delivers a key military capability to UK and export nation armed forces on MBDA UK's most profitable programme.
Why Us
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


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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