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Model Based Systems Engineering Capability Engineer

up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

Job Details


MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

Salary: Up to £55,000 depending on experience

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%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Hybrid working pattern: On average 2-3 days site based

The opportunity:

MBDA invites you to join our Systems Engineering and Design Capability team. This dynamic role involves supporting projects through established model-based systems engineering processes, while also contributing to the evolution of our best practices to enhance efficiency and consistency across our UK operations.

You will provide tailored training and consulting support to key projects, influence process improvement and behavioural change in teams, and support the international alignment of Systems Engineering expertise. Your role will involve executing MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) concepts in active projects and promoting a full lifecycle approach to system design. Regularly updating your technical knowledge to provide superior services is a part of the job.

Joining our high-impact team, you will have the opportunity to work with diverse projects and stakeholders, collaborate with international MBDA teams, apply Systems Engineering to holistic Capability challenges, and contribute to MBDA UK's Systems Engineering future. This role will facilitate your growth in emerging systems engineering and digital engineering approaches, preparing you for future project roles.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Systems Engineer experience in modern Systems Engineering methods and tools, particularly in model-based approaches.
  • A background in systems architecture modelling, ideally in the Rhapsody IBM tool, is desirable but comparable modelling tool experience is also welcome.
  • You should be eager to enhance your skills in emerging Systems Engineering and Digital Engineering concepts such as Agile Systems Engineering, AI in Systems Engineering, Model Based Test, Model Based Design Reviews, and more.
  • Autonomous work ethic, excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Up to date knowledge of issues in relevant specialist area(s) e.g. mechanical, electrical, software, Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Human Factors (HF), control and analysis, with experience of representing them within an architecture.
  • Degree in a relevant field and relevant experience post-graduation is expected.
  • An interest and willingness to expand your expertise into Digital Engineering concepts including Model Based Engineering, Digital Threads, Digital Twins, Authoritative Source of Truth, etc

Our Business:

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

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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