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Future Portfolio Weapon Family Engineer

£35,000 to £55,000 DOE
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

Job Details


MBDA are looking to secure the services of an Engineer with experience of Weapons or Missile Systems for it's Future Portfolio Team.

Job Title: Future Portfolio Weapon Family Engineer

Salary: £35,000 to £55,000 Depending on Experience

Location: Bristol, Stevenage or Bolton

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2-3 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:
This role provides a chance to gain a breadth of perspective across multiple programmes, potential successor programmes and the decision making required to select the concept options that will respond to Customer Needs. This not only covers the technical perspective but will give an overview of the wider business needs. You will be:
  • Capturing key aspects of Capability Need based on Customer input.
  • Collation of material from multiple partners to generate solid proposals for Concept options in response to the Capability Need.
  • Assessment of opportunities against the Military and Portfolio benefit scoring
  • Input to the Weapon Family strategic plan.
  • Transversal activities across all domains to ensure cohesion of information across the entire portfolio.
  • Development of the process and infrastructure to help manage the information banks being captured.
  • Interface between the Portfolio and delegated partners from the Weapon Family lead.
  • Reactive activities to the emerging customer queries and needs.

What we're looking for from you:
  • The ability to forge the essential relationships and influence partners.
  • The ability to work in an ambiguous space to form a coherent, collated viewpoint
  • Knowledge and experience of Weapon or Missile Systems and awareness of Complex Weapons technologies / sub-systems.
  • Someone who can demonstrate passion, integrity, commitment, team spirit, and innovation.

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 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
  • Possible Relocation

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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