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Weapon Systems Engineer

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1 Feb 2023
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £48,000 Depending on Experience

Sea Ceptor is a very successful, growing, innovative, high profile maritime air defence system that has secured multiple UK and export contracts.

The Sea Ceptor Weapon Systems team is expanding and seeks System Engineers to work in this dynamic and challenging environment.

Pivotal to these roles is enabling the delivery of Sea Ceptor to multiple customers concurrently, whilst managing adaptations for an increasing number of export customers.

System Engineering positions are available supporting the sustainment and development of the Sea Ceptor Weapon System. This includes resolving technical issues and managing system architecture definition. The team is also involved in supporting trials, combat system integration, verification, safety, security and performance activities.

Depending on the candidate, one of the roles available could include the management of System Engineering activity for some Sea Ceptor contracts.

Individuals may be involved in:

System level requirements, interfaces and architecture definition, including adaptation for new Sea Ceptor variants;

Understanding the impact of proposed changes on the design and performing trade studies to ensure the continued effectiveness of Sea Ceptor.

Technical resolution of in-service issues as they arise.

System level compliance and certification, including generation of System verification documentation.

Systems support to Sea Ceptor domestic and export programmes, including New Business opportunities, as required.

Supporting the Trials team both on site at MBDA and at off site locations.

What we're looking for
  • An appreciation of the Systems Engineering lifecycle including; Requirement elicitation, Identifying and managing key design drivers, Verification processes.
  • Experience of systems integration (mechanical/electrical/software) and system interface definition.
  • Awareness of RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly across a number of concurrent programmes.
  • Ability to respond quickly when programme priorities change.
  • An effective team player with good interpersonal and influencing skills, essential to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in building cohesion in the relationships between the Systems team and various interfacing teams.
  • Awareness of RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.

What's in it for you?

This role within Sea Ceptor provides an excellent opportunity to experience innovative system design development and to gain an awareness of the integration issues relating to other partners, including the T23, T26, T31 and T45 platform design authorities in addition to Export Combat System Integrators.

The role will offer different development opportunities and provides a good exposure to all elements of the System engineering lifecycle.

Our benefits

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a highly motivated team with the opportunity to contribute across multiple programmes, with a focus on effective system design delivery across a number of concurrent project aspects, in addition to provision of support to the New Business domain.

There will be opportunities for further development and growth for those with the aptitude and demonstrated ability.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role!


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.   

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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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