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Engineering People Manager

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Circa £60,000 DOE
Closing date
11 Apr 2024
Reference
R20107

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: Circa £60k depending on experience.

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% 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 gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (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.

Typically for this role you will work an average of 3 days a week on site; although you will be strongly encouraged to work on site every day for the first 2-3 months of your employment in order to for you to familiarise yourself with the team and the company culture.

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a proven Engineering People Manager who is passionate about managing the performance and development of people. We're looking for a leader who has an appreciation of engineering (either through experience of managing engineering teams or holding engineering qualifications) but passion, focus, drive and the vision to lead a team to deliver successfully are the key attributes we're looking for.

This is a great opportunity to join our Electronics Engineering organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract and play a major role in shaping its future.

Your role will be to:
  • Support/Lead change programmes to meet a dynamic environment delivering equipment critical to the defence of our nation and its front line forces.
  • Deliver high quality development and performance evaluations in order to maximise the potential of our people for today and for the future.
  • Lead the development and harmonisation of processes that are fit for the rapid development of cutting edge technologies.
  • Monitor, review and report progress against technical and schedule deadlines with support from a technical delivery leads and functional team leaders.
  • With the help of our Technical Expert community, reinforce technical excellence through robust design activity.
  • Support the recruitment process to meet our workload and skills needs.
  • Motivate people/teams to pull together to deliver through challenging technical and time bound environments

What we're looking for from you:

Leaders! People who have:
  • Experience of leading teams and individuals
  • Experience of defining, implementing and embedding strategic direction by providing a clarity of vision and mission.
  • Ability to lead and drive collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure on time, on cost, on quality delivery.
  • Experience of various management tasks - recruitment, onboarding, performance, development etc.

What's in it for you?
  • An opportunity to deliver real greatness. Our people are our greatest assets and we want to nurture them to be the best they can.
  • You will get the best leadership support available. We know how important it is to have the support you need to operate in a high profile role such as this so we invest in industry leading courses and develop our own training with the support of the best training providers in the country.
  • Development that is only limited by you. If you have the ability and desire then the sky's the limit.

Join a great team!

We are the best at what we do. When properly supported our people can do extraordinary things and so can you.

Pride. We love our jobs. What we do is important to us, to our families and to our nation. We excel because we want to ensure freedom of choice and expression.

Support. We all need a steer, a little advice. No business does this better. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups and hosting internationally renowned experts in leadership) and peers and the people you are there to support will support you. We work better as a team and when you join our team you will be made welcome.

We strive to be better. We encourage you to teach us, and if you are great at what you do we want you to share your knowledge and experience to help us improve.

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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