Environmental (Mechanical & Climatic) Test Team Leader

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

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.


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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