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Missile Actuator Centre of Excellence Operations Lead

Up to £65000 DOE
Closing date
2 Mar 2023

Job Details

Salary: Up to £65,000 DOE plus excellent bonus and benefits

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

Our Missile Actuators Centre of Excellence specialises in the design, development and delivery of Complex Electromechanical Equipment, including:-
  • Aerodynamic control surfaces
  • Gimbal systems
  • Reaction control systems e.g. Thrust Vector Control, Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS)
  • Deployment mechanisms

We're offering an outstanding opportunity to join our Missile Actuation team as an Operations Lead, taking responsibility for the asset delivery, design readiness and transition of development Actuation Equipment into Series Production with corresponding Test Equipment for UK and non-UK programmes. This role has responsibility across all periods of the MBDA Product Life Cycle (PLC) for delivery on cost, time and quality.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills:-
  • Ability to demonstrate thinking and operating at a strategic level
  • Some past experience working with hardware delivery
  • An overcomer attitude, strong sense of diligence, and conviction to match
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work across a variety of functions.

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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