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Lead Electrical/Electronic Engineer (Missile Architect)

Closing date
21 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.
Salary: Circa£55,000 - £65,000depending on experience
What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • 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

Hybrid working pattern:Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working such as 2-3 days per week onsite and the rest remote working.
The opportunity:
This is an exciting engineering role for an electrical or electronic engineer to work on the next generation of missile defence systems within the Missile Electrical Architecture function in MBDA UK. Missile Electrical Architects are involved in all aspects of missile development, from the early feasibility studies to series production and in-service support.

You'll be performing a key role for one of the many exciting new projects within MBDA. Leading and handling the electrical/electronic technical aspects of the system architecture and topology of the missile and launcher. Along with this you will specify and determine:
  • Electrical requirements for subsystems/equipment
  • Interface definitions and characteristics
  • Power architecture, including load budget and profiles
  • Data communication and processing architecture
  • Requirements for EMC, bonding, grounding and screening
  • Signal safety, including routing of safety-related signals
  • Advise in technical discussions with design authorities of equipment suppliers (internal and external)

As an important and senior member in the area you will be involved in knowledge management across the team. You'll also have the opportunity to act as a Technical adviser across the project, support testing and fault finding activities during checks risk reduction, EMC, system proving/qualification and integration. Author and review reports, guidelines, design assessments and provide analysis to the wider team along with supporting in design reviews.

To support you in your role training is available to ensure your future development.
What we're looking for from you:
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject
  • Previous experience working within the defence (or similarly regulated) industry is desired for this role
  • UK/international travel may be required to suppliers, customers, and other MBDA sites in UK & Europe.
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.


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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