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New Business Principal Manufacturing Engineer

£49,000 to £54,000
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

Job Details

If you enjoy delivering change and working in a variable environment we have an opportunity to be the Manufacturing Engineering lead in the Manufacturing Industrial Policy team. You will be delivering both tactical and strategic objectives for Manufacturing and the wider business.

Job Title: Business Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Salary: Circa £48,000 depending on experience

Location: Bolton

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 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:

An exciting new opportunity has become available within the New Business area for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer to join the team.This position will be responsible for providing the Manufacturing Engineering focus within the New Business Team representing the department at various forums to engage with key stakeholder sand promote the department.

The opportunity also allows an individual to grow their knowledge within manufacturing as part of development into potential future opportunities. This role will give an individual into the front end aspects of the business from initial bids through to delivery and also be both internally and externally focussed.

The tasks will be both tactical and strategic providing stretched objectives for personal growth and appreciation of the wider business.

Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications):
  • Formal Technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21

  • Formal further education certificate to HNC Level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject

  • BEng in relevant Engineering Degree

  • Able to work with minimum supervision:
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic, to create/maintain a high performing team
  • Be a recognised point of contact for manufacturing enquiries through the deployed team
  • Must demonstrate a proactive approach to problem solving and commitment to work to meet our delivery milestones.
  • Have the ability to interpret Design Drawings with a view to producing Manufacturing Build Instructions.
  • Must be confident in communication skills with a strong ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Extensive knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering and the relevant processes involved and the manufacturing capability required for the MBDA product range.
  • Working alongside the industrial transfer PM to generate a robust cost base estimate for manufacturing
  • Identification of supporting function requirements to ensure a successful industrial transfer programme
  • Delivery of Industrial Transfer Programmes i.a.w. business and customer expectations
  • Interface between the external stakeholders and the manufacturing organisation to ensure a smooth and efficient transfer programme is achieved
  • Manufacturing Engineering support to the identification & validation of offload opportunities (Predominantly development & series production focused) working with the Manufacturing offload Project manager
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to the Manufacturing Business Management Team
  • Drive a consistent approach in manufacturing transfer of technology (T.o.T.) bidding and delivery

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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), X (@MBDA_UK), Instagram (MBDA_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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