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Lead Electrical/Electronic Equipment Manager

Closing date
5 Jul 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 - £65,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21.5% 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 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 such as 2-3 days onsite and the remainder home working.

The opportunity:

Are you a skilled Electrical/ Electronic Equipment Manager? Or keen to develop your skills and understanding within the defence industry?

Come and join us to work on the next generation of missile defence systems and be focused on the future, enabling MBDA to provide world-leading defence capabilities.

Due to ambitious growth, we are seeking a number of experienced people to join our hugely dedicated Electrical Architecture team.

This role is to manage multiple equipment/s, along with all that relates to them including being the equipment requirement authority (ERA), in support of the project with the possibility to lead a small team where required.

Your role will involve:
  • Project manage equipment(s) during development, qualification and manufacture
  • Lead internal & external design authorities/customers for delivery of the equipment(s) hardware, software and work to schedule, cost, quality and performance
  • Produce Statement(s) of Work Review qualification verification evidence
  • Track and resolve non-compliances
  • Arrange design reviews with appropriate partners
  • Control of assigned budget(s) and work package management
  • Handle risks and opportunities
  • Lead, support and train less experienced engineers within the function and project

As part of the encouraging and collaborative team, you will receive a range of support and career development with a hugely dedicated group of people around you. UK or international travel may be required to suppliers, customers, and other MBDA sites in Europe.

What we're looking for from you:

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent qualification with experience in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject (e.g. physics, data communications, EMC, etc.)

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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