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Integration System Design Task Package Manager

Closing date
11 Aug 2022

Job Details

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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

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Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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