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Environmental (Mechanical & Climatic) Test Team Leader

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1 Oct 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary:Dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, however this role will require a strong on-site presence
The opportunity:
An opportunity has arisen in the Environmental Engineering (Mechanical & Climatic) Test Department for an experienced Test Team Leader. You'll lead a passionate and dedicated team which provides environmental testing services and applies specialist technical knowledge to safely deliver test programmes on time, on cost and on quality. You'll ensure that work packages are delivered safely by monitoring safety in the work environment, consistency in risk assessments and safe working practices.

You will be leading a team of ~5 environmental test engineers and developing new skills in a technical & leadership role; influencing the design, manufacture and proving of our products; working in our specialist facilities, helping to generate pioneering and innovative testing techniques.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Someone who can plan, monitor and deliver assigned work packages for the team and ensure requirements are delivered to plan, quality, timescale and budget in a safe manner.
  • Strong environmental test technical background, able to guide the team in resolving challenges.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of common environmental test standards.
  • Expert knowledge of the test methods used to perform variety of environmental testing, i.e. vibration (random, sine, narrowband), shock (classical, operational, pyro) and climatic type (altitude, pressure, temperature, humidity).
  • Expertise in writing accurate test records.
  • Effective communication, planning, test programme management, staff leadership and management, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Ability to challenge and endorse the technical content of documents issued by the environmental test team.
  • Desire for growth and change, with the potential to develop into a more senior role or technical specialist.
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.


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.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

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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