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Senior Materials Engineer

Closing date
31 May 2024

Job Details

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Materials Engineer with drive and enthusiasm to join Europe's number one missile systems provider, helping guarantee to quality and safety of current and next generation weapons.

Job Title: Senior Materials Engineer

Salary: Depending on experience

Location: Stevenage (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 4 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Materials Engineer with drive and enthusiasm to join Europe's number one missile systems provider, helping guarantee to quality and safety of current and next generation weapons.

This technical practical role will put you at the forefront of Materials Technology, and will offer a breadth of development in surrounding fields. There will also be opportunities for National and International travel supporting both customers and suppliers.

The role will involve working at all stages of the product lifecycle to ensure the correct materials are specified and used in the right applications, this will involve research and development of novel materials, support to the design and analysis teams, support to manufacturing and procurement as well as in service support.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Equivalent of Bachelor Degree in Materials Science or Chemistry or significant materials laboratory experience
  • Experience with specifying, manufacturing and testing of metallic materials and components
  • Direct experience of metallic material or component production
  • Practical experience in a lab based environment, including
  • Sample preparation and microscope analysis of metallic materials
  • Specialist analytical techniques, e.g. SEM/EDX, XRF, OES
  • Mechanical Testing of Materials.
  • Surface preparation and treatments
  • REACh and other environmental or Health and Safety legislation.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the supply chain for these materials
  • Knowledge of the specification and use of fasteners for aerospace or defence applications would be beneficial
  • Familiarity with engineering drawings, specifications and their interpretation.
  • Quality management and auditing external suppliers e.g. AS9100 based auditing or NADCAP.

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • 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.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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 (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


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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