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Principal Engineer - Building Services Engineering

c. £55k-60k
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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:circa £60k depending on experience
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)
  • 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, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working-such as working on site around 2-3 days per week depending on business needs, and frequent travel to all sites across the UK
The opportunity!
The Principal Engineer - Building Services Engineering will be responsible for the preparation of the estate major maintenance and lifecycle plan budgets, advising on the condition of the MBDA estate and carrying out an ongoing detailed assessment of the condition of the mechanical, electrical & plumbing services.

Working alongside the FM site operations managers to prioritise works taking into account business objectives and plans for the buildings, age of the buildings and degree of confidence in the condition of the asset. The Principal Engineer - Building Services Engineering will own the move towards a proactive approach to asset management in line with the principles of ISO55001.

The Principal Engineer - Building Services Engineering shall play a key role in representing the FM Operations team as the ultimate recipient of any new installations.

Coming from a strong MEP design background, The Principal Engineer shall assume ownership of the suite of MBDA Building Design Guides and shall be responsible for review and updating on a periodic basis; engaging with domain experts where required and ensuring that the requirement for standardised engineering solutions are incorporated into the MBDA estate at project conception. The Principal Engineer - Building Services Engineering shall review and assess proposed deviations from the design guides.
What we're looking for from you!
  • Bachelor's degree in Building Services Engineering or proven experience
  • CEng and Member of CIBSE would be desirable
  • Experience in the preparation of scope of works and performance specifications for planned maintenance and Capital works packages.
  • Experienced in the assessment and implementation of energy efficient solutions and standard processes.
  • Experienced in assessing M&E asset condition and preparing planned maintenance programmes and the associated financial planning of 5 year maintenance budgets.
  • Familiar with the asset management principles of ISO550001.
  • Experienced in providing technical support to operations and maintenance teams.
  • Willingness to act as Senior Authorising Person with responsibility for the Mechanical Safety Rules
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 outstanding, 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 handled 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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