Survivability Domain Lead

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

Job Description
MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: up to £65,000 based on experience + bonus scheme

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

Want to work for an award winning company where you can exercise your innovation skills as a Survivability Domain Lead supporting frameworks on a project that is driving new ways of working within the business then keep reading!

The Survivability Domain Lead is accountable for the Survivability performance of MBDA's next generation strike capability. You will be responsible for establishing the Customer (UK & FR) Survivability requirements and developing the system design in a rapid development environment to produce a solution that satisfies all stakeholders.

You will be comfortable interacting across multiple design areas in a very large multi-national programme allowing the development of core influencing and negotiation skills. You will grow a team to support you and there is scope to build a broader capability within the company for this emerging skill set.

You will lead the Survivability Working Group on behalf of MBDA, establishing an open and productive working relationship with the customer community and key stakeholders.

What can you bring to the role?

Broad systems engineering background across the product lifecycle, with experience of conducting systems design studies and assessing performance.

Ability to develop requirements and design assurance strategies collaboratively with partners.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact both technically and programmatically with customers, technical experts, equipment teams, senior management and engineering partners.

Survivability related knowledge in any of the following skill areas:
  • Signature control and low observability
  • Threat detection and response tactics
  • Mission routing and mission management techniques

Broader engineering management experience is welcome, particularly gained through leadership of work packages, integration of complex activities or, managing technical relationships with customers or suppliers.

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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