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Missile Architecture Safety and Reliability Engineer - Graduate Programme

Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Missile Architecture Safety and Reliability Engineer - Graduate Programme

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:£30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus.

Closing date for this role is midnight on Thursday 16th November

What we can offer you:
  • 2 year programme starting September 2024
  • Company bonus and twice yearly salary reviews
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase) and up to 15 days flexi leave
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working

Working pattern:

Our roles will typically allow a blend of on-site and at-home working to suit the needs of the role and the individual. To gain maximum benefit from the scheme, candidates should expect to be on-site 2 or 3 days a week.

The Opportunity

The Safety and Reliability Department are in the fortunate position to support all areas of the business to ensure all the products MBDA produces are safe to use and provide a reliable performance to the Armed Forces who protect our nations.

This role has a defined development path towards Principal Safety and Reliability Engineer, responsible for assessing and assuring the safety and reliability aspects of the inherently lethal attributes required of complex weapon systems (specialisation in either safety or reliability could be supported, but the preference is to fully develop skills in both areas). Successful candidates will:
  • Develop a specialist background in Safety and Reliability Engineering within the Defence sector.
  • Experience and support product development across the different phases; from product conception through testing and trials to manufacture and customer delivery.
  • Experience of Safety and Reliability Engineering techniques and best practice. For example; Hazard Analysis, Failure Mode Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Safety or Reliability Case Reports.
  • Have opportunities to build and secure a network with other stakeholders within and outside of MBDA (for example; Supporting design teams to deliver safe and reliable products on time and on cost, implementing business processes with guidance from Guided Weapon Safety Officers or Technical Experts, facilitating or attending Customer Safety Panel meetings or Community of Practice events).

There are creative opportunities in MBDA, for example, to take part in outreach representing Safety / Reliability Engineering in your community and becoming involved in collaborative internal knowledge sharing events.

MBDA offers incredible development and career opportunities! We believe that any individual with a learning mind-set and belief in what we do can make a difference here!

What we're looking for from you
  • Degree Qualified in an Engineering (incl. Aeronautical/Aerospace, Electrical/Electronic, Systems and safety), Physics or Astronomy discipline (minimum 2:2).

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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