Skip to main content

This job has expired

ISV Naval Based Air Defence Systems Proving Engineer

Circa £45,000 DOE
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

Job Details

Salary:Up to £38K dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

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

We are looking for a proactive and committed Systems Proving Engineer to join the Integration and Systems Validation team in the Naval Based Air Defence domain. Due to contracts won and expected, this is an exciting time to join an expanding team.

We are looking for a broad-based Systems Proving engineer who will be able to:
  • Work with the systems engineering team and design teams to plan and execute trials.
  • Liaise with the systems engineering team and design teams to ensure adequate trials data is acquired and to investigate and resolve design issues.
  • Generate trials documentation
  • Prepare, deliver and follow up internal and external Trials Readiness Reviews
  • Conduct post trials data analysis and reporting
  • Conduct and/or support trials including
    • Laboratory based functional integration trials / system trials
    • Ground based trials
    • Harbour trials and sea trials
    • Firing Trials

In addition, the candidate will assist with:
  • Lab Management responsibilities (e.g. maintain risk assessments, asset management, host audits, maintain lab safety etc.)
  • Maintaining hardware and software configuration control

The job will involve travel within the UK with opportunities to travel abroad likely to be available.

What we're looking for

Experience of working in one of the following environments:
  • System Integration
  • Design Proving and Trials
  • Naval Integration
  • Missile Test
  • Interface Design
  • System assessment and acceptance
  • Design Verification
  • Electrical / mechanical construction and interfacing
  • Electronic design/test
  • Network integration

  • Good verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Be able to communicate with a wide range of internal customers, sub-contractors / partners/ suppliers at both engineering and management levels
  • Beneficial to have experience of MBSE tools, e.g. DOORS, Rhapsody, RTC
  • Beneficial to have experience of coding, especially Python

What's in it for you?

This opportunity offers the rare prospect of enhanced job satisfaction by following complete project trials campaigns from requirement allocation and trials generation all the way through to successful conduct and data analysis.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a well-organised, friendly and supportive team, committed to providing all the help and training you need to succeed in this role.
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.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

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.



Company info
6 Hills way

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert