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HWIL Project Delivery Team Lead

up to £70,000
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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.

Please note automatic promotion is not guaranteed

Salary: up to £70,000 (depending on experience)

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 27% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £300 per month
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • MBDA may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Hybrid working pattern: 80% on site, working with world class equipment

Great opportunity for a Project Delivery Team Lead, in our Hardware-in-the-Loop Team!

The opportunity:

We are looking for an ambitious leader with a growth mind-set to join our team. If you're the right person for us, you will seek a supportive environment, surrounded by passionate experts while being a part of collaborative and driven team.

The Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) team conduct the most complete test of missiles other than a firing and are MBDA's Missile test track. We design complex, real-time simulations that surround real missile hardware to allow us to ‘fire missiles indoors'.

As HWIL Project Delivery Team Lead you will be responsible for managing a team of 12+ engineers to design and test real time simulations to test MBDA's products in our state-of-the-art facilities.

You will be able to
  • adapt to new engineering and management situations,
  • thrive in supporting others to meet their goals and
  • be comfortable in abstracting detail in order to understand the engineering task

What we're looking for from you:

We are looking for a confident leader and excellent communicator with an engineering background. Experience of the following areas would be beneficial
  • Management Skills
    • People management of engineers
    • Workload forecasting
    • Skills planning and development plans
    • Project management and risk analysis
    • Strategic technology planning
  • Engineering Skills
    • Interface debugging and system integration
    • Software design for real-time applications
    • Radio Frequency or Infra-red design or testing
    • Inertial sensor design or testing
    • System performance analysis

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.


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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