Integration & Systems Validation Engineer

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

An opportunity has arisen within MBDA's Customer Support & Services (CSS) organisation for a proactive Integration & Systems Validation Engineer to carry out engineering tasks in within the In-Service environment to maintain weapon system safety, availability and capability.

Reporting to the CSS Engineering Manager, key responsibilities will include supporting Surveillance and Life Extension test programmes; small equipment development programmes for replacement equipment (potentially covering full range of development life cycle); investigation activities in response to Customer queries or fault reports; issues arising from in-service use and supporting bidding activities as required.

You will join a team that focuses on a specific product however, there will be future opportunities to work with MBDA products with multiple customers in the UK and internationally as you develop your experience, knowledge and skill base. You will build trusted relationships with a variety of internal and external partners, always ensuring MBDA's reputation is maintained.
What we're looking for:
  • Systems or Integration Engineering knowledge preferred, ability to address technical issues related to any part of a Weapon System (with some support from Subject Matter Experts (SME) with relevant expertise)
  • Given the role includes working with a wide range of internal & external partners, it is essential you are able to manage relationships with confidence and professionalism whilst maintaining a constructive, open and honest working culture for all.
  • You will have strong interpersonal and highly developed verbal and written communication skills for interacting with internal and external partners.
  • A self-motivated team player who will be comfortable and indeed excel in a dynamic work environment, including the ability to work on simultaneous competing tasks and timescale requirements.
  • Experience with IT tools, for example, MATLAB, DOORS & SAP would be preferable but not essential.
  • A solid engineering background with a degree or equivalent experience.
  • Flexible and adaptable with an aptitude to learn quickly.

What's in it for you?
  • Experience of an In-Service Customer facing role and a strong foundation for career development.
  • The opportunity to build a personal reputation for effective project delivery.
  • Exposure to a wide range of internal and external partners.
  • Opportunity to travel in both the UK and Europe, enabling you to develop your knowledge of the wider business environment.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Fantastic working environment and site facilities.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a dynamic, focussed Customer Support Service (CSS) team; responsible for the in-Service support phase of one of MBDA's missiles/systems.
What to expect:
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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