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Safety and Reliability Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Jun 2023
Reference
R04357

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

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

An opportunity has arisen for an engineer to exploit their safety, reliability and system engineering skills to influence the safety and reliability aspects of technically sophisticated and exciting products. For safety, this will involve optimising the effort devoted to safety assurance, with the goal of balancing safety against the inherently lethal attributes required of complex weapon systems. For reliability, 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 safety and reliability engineer will decide what type of evidence will most cost-effectively show that the identified hazards or 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 safety case and/or reliability case, comprising of appropriate evidence, is constructed.

What are we looking for?
  • Thorough understanding and experience of how the hazard analysis and safety evaluation processes integrate with the system engineering process
  • Ability to deliver supporting information (Safety Case Reports, Hazard Analysis, Functional Failure Analysis, FTA, 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 safety and 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 theirsafety and reliability 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.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

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 Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.
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Company

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
Website
Telephone
01438754500
Location
6 Hills way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2DA
GB

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