Electrical Architect/Equipment Manager

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

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

Salary:£35K to £60K (dependent on experience + bonus + benefits)

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

The opportunity:

Join MBDA and work on the next generation of missile defence systems!

You will bring your experience as an electrical/electronic engineer (we are open to experience level), to work within the Electrical Architecture function for MBDA. As part of this team, you will receive a range of support and development opportunities (you can transfer your skillset from a different industry) and be at the forefront of something truly exciting in the world of defence.

UK or international travel may be required to suppliers, customers, and other MBDA sites in Europe.

What we are looking for:

Ideally, you will have working experience in the defence industry and a degree in a relevant subject (electrical/electronic engineering), however equivalent experience in other industries will also be considered.

There are two specific roles:

1 - Electrical Architect

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

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

c) Author and review reports, guidelines, design assessments and analysis

d) Support design reviews

e) Support definition of safety architecture

2 - Electrical Equipment Manager

a) Project manage equipment(s) during development, qualification and manufacture

b) Manage internal & external design authorities/partners for delivery of the equipment(s) hardware, software and deliverables to schedule, cost, quality and performance

c) Produce Statement(s) of Work

d) Review qualification verification evidence

e) Track and resolve non-compliances

f) Arrange design reviews with appropriate stakeholders

g) Control of assigned budget(s)

h) Manage risks and opportunities

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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