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Equipment Requirement Authority - Weapon System Equipment

45k to 60k incorporating L3 to L5
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

Job Details


Are you a systems or design engineer looking for a change in role? Are you interested in technical project management and certification of military or industrial grade equipment for new applications in the Complex Weapons Sector? Have you thought about a switch to a progressive engineering company where you can be truly supported to achieve your career goals? From Laser Weapons to Air defence missiles, from Naval Strike to Deep Strike, MBDA is investing in the next generation of Weapon Systems at unprecedented levels and you could be part of the team!

Job Title: Equipment Requirement Authority - Weapon System Equipment

Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 depending on experience

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

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work

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:

WSE has several vacancies for Equipment Requirement Authorities (ERA) who work with the wider organisation and industrial partners to secure delivery of the configured hardware and validation evidence whilst ensuring time, cost and quality constraints within an assigned project are met. Reporting directly to a Design Lead or Chief Design Engineer, you will be responsible for managing the development of your equipment requirements, ensuring suitable flow down into the supply chain (internal or external), specifying and collecting technical evidence through testing or analysis and ensuring safe and secure integrity is maintained throughout the development cycle and into the hands of our Customers.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a broad understanding of engineering design process and applications as well as an appreciation for good requirement specification practices. Knowledge of high integrity hardware, networking technologies, custom electronics or complex mechanical design is advantageous but not essential. What is key is that you can communicate throughout an engineering team, identify required skills that would support your individual success and are driven by meeting deadlines critical to the success of the business.

What we're looking for from you:

Someone who can demonstrate an ability to:
  • Manage the technical status and progression of assigned work packages
  • Specify clear and accurate requirements onto the design team (internal or external)
  • Work closely with national and international Design Authorities to define the solution, including technical trades
  • Understand the adherence needs for relevant commercial, military and safety standards
  • Deliver verification and validation strategies for the electrical, mechanical, software and transversal properties of a system or subsystem
  • Prepare certification of the Weapon System and Subsystem for trials or delivery
  • Facilitate the exchange of technical information from the internal or external supply base, alongside the procurement organisation

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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: (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 (depending on level)
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days (depending on level)
  • 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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