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Mechanical Design Engineer - Future Concepts

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Circa £55,000
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
Reference
R18802

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: Competitive 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%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role (Optional)

Hybrid working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Candidates should be aware that this is predominantly a site-based role.

The opportunity:

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Mechanical Future Concepts team, as a Mechanical Design Engineer embedded within Sparkworks, working on Novel and Disruptive Technologies.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team which engages across many areas of missile design over a mixture of research and mainstream project work. You will lead the Mechanical Development for assigned projects, sub-systems or components, providing Mechanical Engineering expertise into the team.

The projects that you'll work on are in the first stages of development so you'll have the opportunity to shape their direction into development and rapidly prototype designs.

You will also propose ideas for future research topics and obtain funding to develop these ideas within the Function.

What we're looking for from you:
  • A good understanding of Mechanical Design, including an appreciation of packaging electronics incl. thermal considerations
  • An ability to develop concept design solutions with limited information and changing requirements
  • Wider awareness of other disciplines such as Structural Design and Low Observability, would be beneficial
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to work with, influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business.
  • Relevant 3D CAD/CAE experience (training on our preferred CAE tools will be given)

Note: Candidates will be required to attain DV (Developed Vetting) level of clearance in order to conduct this role.

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. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

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 (@MBDA_UK), 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.
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Company

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.

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01438754500
Location
6 Hills way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2DA
United Kingdom

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