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ISV Air Support Engineer

Up to £55,000 DOE
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

An opportunity to work across multiple different systems in variable and wide spread to help maintain the weapon availability of our in service products.

Job Title: ISV Air Support Engineer

Salary: Circa £ 55,000 depending on experience

Location: Stevenage

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:

- Act as support for the CSS Engineering Managers and Product Support Managers in support of the air weapons that are currently in service.

- Manage and carry out engineering tasks in support of the Air Weapons in the In-Service environment to maintain weapon system safety, availability and capability. Tasks can vary from answering of simple queries to conducting investigations of faults, issues and development through to getting Customer approval of investigation completion and delivery of remedies. It is likely that there will be a need to work in the industrial units to carry out investigation activities which must be conducted in a safe and controlled manner supported by a risk assessment. This will involve working closely with the weapon design authorities.

- Provide regular progress reports as required by Engineering and Product Support Manager/ Project Manager.

- Take active role in meetings with the Customer and Suppliers.

- Take part in programmes for refurbishment or replacement of equipment used in-service.

- Interface with MBDA engineering departments, CSS Support staff and management, Procurement Management, Project Manager, Supplier technical points of contact and Customer technical points of contact.

- Involvement in broader CSS UK activities as required.

- There will be opportunities to support Development Programmes and UORs when required, assisting the other leads and Chief Systems Proving Engineers in meeting deadlines in challenging circumstances.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Broad engineering knowledge required gained through experience of working at missile or weapon system level either in System Design & Validation, Systems Engineering or in Mechanical / Electrical architecture. Although consideration should also be given to experience suitable experience from outside MBDA.
  • Needs to be able to address technical issues related to any part of a weapon system (including identifying use of suitable support) and understand the implications of the issue from the perspective of the user/ operator community. The candidate especially needs to be able to identify where the issue has a potential safety implication and able to take an appropriate course of action.
  • An understanding of air platform environment and constraints would be helpful.
  • Some experience of work package management or equivalent experience of scheduling of work across a team would be beneficial.
  • A good team worker is required, able to take other team roles. Needs to be comfortable in a work environment that requires involvement on multiple concurrent tasks with constantly changing priorities, pressures and timescale requirements. Also needs to be comfortable working in multiple teams including stakeholders across MBDA, the supply chain and MoD. Ability to influence others, including external stakeholders, would be desirable

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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
  • Possible Relocation Available

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.

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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