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Electromagnetic Warfare Weapon System Engineering Lead

Up to £68,000
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

Job Details


We have a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, expanding and rapidly evolving area within MBDA, we are looking for an Engineering Lead to join our Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) team.

Job Title: Electromagnetic Warfare Weapon System Engineering Lead

Salary: Up to £68,000 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:

At MBDA, we are expanding our Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) capabilities. Our EW Group plays a crucial role in supporting activities on various weapon system and missile programs. This includes responsibilities such as weapon system design and verification, system integration, RF system design, threat analysis, and modelling & simulation activities related to EW capability and performance. Join us as we continue to enhance our expertise in this critical area.

We are looking for an Engineering Lead to join our team! This role involves overseeing all aspects of a Weapon System's EW capability, from system design to integration, while ensuring everything is fit for purpose within set timelines and budget. As the EW requirements authority and system design lead, you will collaborate with suppliers, customers, and various stakeholders.

Join us to shape and deliver the MBDA UK EW Capability roadmap and industrial strategy. Work alongside a team of highly talented and passionate EW engineers. We offer support for personal development to enhance your knowledge and understanding of EW Systems.

What we're looking for from you:
  • A strong understanding of systems engineering methods, toolsets, and processes.
  • Ideally, experience of Weapon System systems design and validation. However, experience of a complex system's product development is essential.
  • Experience working across the full engineering development lifecycle.
  • Experience of carrying out systems integration.
  • An understanding of Electromagnetic Countermeasures and Electromagnetic Support / Surveillance systems.
  • A strong record of delivery, including bidding experience.
  • Experience in capability assessments and road-mapping.
  • Track record of building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in requirements management toolsets (e.g. DOORS).
  • Candidates must hold, or be willing to apply for, DV clearance.

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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 21% of base salary (Based on personal and company performance)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 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 (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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