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Reliability Engineer

Closing date
22 Mar 2023

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

An opportunity has arisen for an engineer to exploit their reliability skills to influence the reliability aspects of technically sophisticated and exciting products. This will involve ensuring optimum effort is devoted to progressive reliability assurance, with the goal of ensuring the delivery of a lean but effective reliability programme.

The Role

By understanding the system and its operating context, the reliability engineer will decide what type of evidence will most cost-effectively show that the identified reliability risks have been mitigated to the customer's satisfaction, using a range of techniques and approaches. This role is about balancing time and cost constraints to ensure that a convincing reliability case, comprising of appropriate evidence, is constructed.

What are we looking for?
  • Ability to deliver supporting information (FMECA, reliability prediction, etc).
  • Fully appreciates that reliability is not just a number, and has experience of reliability planning, analysis and testing during development.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and experience in, the application of UK and International system engineering processes.
  • Good knowledge of complex electronic systems and the associated reliability issues (but other engineering subject areas, such as design, software, manufacture, etc, will be considered for candidates with the right strengths in other areas).
  • Track record as an effective teammate with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary / multi-national team.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good verbal, written communications analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent

Here's what's in it for you

Alongside core engineering projects there are opportunities to conduct internally funded research packages.

We can provide a variety of project work that will allow the successful applicant to apply the breadth of theirreliability engineering skillsets and experience and develop a deep understanding of the technologies involved.

Working with us gives you the opportunity to work internationally.

MBDA also offers a comprehensive learning and development programme to enable the development of skills that support both, technical delivery and broader professional development.

Join a great team!

Our team influence systems as they develop from concept to delivery and gain first-hand experience of working with military customers.

We are a team with a strong pedigree in the delivery of safety and reliability engineering, in a company with an excellent safety culture.

Join us and share in that experience and contribute to our learning as we continue to develop our approaches and techniques.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

Benefits Package

*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.

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

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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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