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Weapon Systems Engineer

Up to £57,000 DOE
Closing date
26 Oct 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: Up to £57,000 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)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Sea Ceptor is a very successful, growing, innovative, high profile maritime air defence system that has secured multiple UK and export contracts.

The Sea Ceptor Weapon Systems team is expanding and seeks System Engineers to work in this dynamic and challenging environment.

Pivotal to these roles is enabling the delivery of Sea Ceptor to multiple customers concurrently, whilst managing adaptations for an increasing number of export customers.

System Engineering positions are available supporting the sustainment and development of the Sea Ceptor Weapon System. This includes resolving technical issues and managing system architecture definition. The team is also involved in supporting trials, combat system integration, verification, safety, security and performance activities.

Depending on the candidate, one of the roles available could include the management of System Engineering activity for some Sea Ceptor contracts.

Individuals may be involved in:

System level requirements, interfaces and architecture definition, including adaptation for new Sea Ceptor variants;

Understanding the impact of proposed changes on the design and performing trade studies to ensure the continued effectiveness of Sea Ceptor.

Technical resolution of in-service issues as they arise.

System level compliance and certification, including generation of System verification documentation.

Systems support to Sea Ceptor domestic and export programmes, including New Business opportunities, as required.

Supporting the Trials team both on site at MBDA and at off site locations.

What we're looking for
  • An appreciation of the Systems Engineering lifecycle including; Requirement elicitation, Identifying and managing key design drivers, Verification processes.
  • Experience of systems integration (mechanical/electrical/software) and system interface definition.
  • Awareness of RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly across a number of concurrent programmes.
  • Ability to respond quickly when programme priorities change.
  • An effective team player with good interpersonal and influencing skills, essential to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in building cohesion in the relationships between the Systems team and various interfacing teams.
  • Awareness of RTC & DOORS would be beneficial.

What's in it for you?

This role within Sea Ceptor provides an excellent opportunity to experience innovative system design development and to gain an awareness of the integration issues relating to other partners, including the T23, T26, T31 and T45 platform design authorities in addition to Export Combat System Integrators.

The role will offer different development opportunities and provides a good exposure to all elements of the System engineering lifecycle.

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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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