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Integration and Validation Lead

Circa £55,000 DOE
Closing date
21 May 2024

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MBDA is offering a unique opportunity for an Integration and Validation Lead (IVL) to join our exceptional Integration and Validation (Systems Engineering) team in the Electronic Engineering Function!

Job Title: Integration and Validation Lead

Salary: Circa £55,000 depending on experience

Location: Stevenage, Bristol or Bolton (we may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 3 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:

As the Integration and Validation Lead, you will play a crucial role in ensuring flawless assurance and compliance strategies, while also taking on some Project Management responsibilities to contribute to the cost-effective and timely delivery of task packages.

Work with world-class Equipment Teams across Electronic Engineering to successfully implement robust assurance and compliance strategies!
  • Take on Project Management responsibilities to ensure cost-effective and timely delivery of task packages.
  • Join a growing team at MBDA with lots of opportunities for career advancement and professional growth.
  • Have a direct impact on the Function's ability to deliver successful programmes.
  • Lead the verification and certification process to ensure the highest standards of quality and compliance.
  • Manage and report on work packages, ensuring efficient progress and effective communication.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to determine and implement proving process methodologies for environmental, EMC, and electronic functionality.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the integration and validation processes.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Proven experience in the verification and certification process is essential.
  • Expertise in the proving process associated methodologies, including environmental, EMC, and electronic functionality.
  • Previous experience in managing and reporting on work packages.
  • High degree of self-motivation and drive, with the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong appreciation of electronics technologies and the product range designed and produced by Electronic Engineering (UK) is advantageous.
  • Record of accomplishment in on-time delivery with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interested? Click Apply Now!

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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