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UK Component Engineering Team Lead

Closing date
3 Dec 2022

Job Details

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

Salary: Up to £52k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - typically this may be two days a week on site.

The opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen within the Electronic Engineering function for someone to lead the UK Component Engineering team. The team provide specialist advice and guidance on suitable components to use in our products. Not only do they look after electronic components, but they are also responsible for electrical and mechanical components too.

The Team Lead is a diverse role, not only will you be providing line management to the team but you will also be providing advice to our internal customers about the services we can provide.

Components are a global hot topic at the moment and we are looking for someone to also engage with senior leaders within the business about the market trends and mitigation factors the team have put in place.

You will also work as part of the international team to help define best practice and manage the adoption and adherence of agreed methodologies.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experience of leading a small team would be an advantage, but not mandatory as there will be the opportunity for development.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other engineering disciplines.
  • An appreciation of components and the effects of obsolescence.
  • Excellent time management skills and a strong drive to deliver to schedule.
  • Availability to visit teams located in Paris and Bolton.

An engineering appreciation is beneficial for some aspects of the role, but a passion, focus, drive and vision to lead a team to deliver successfully is most important.

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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