Equipment Design Authority

6 days left

Competitive Salary & Benefits
31 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Mark Stephens
Job Type
The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen to work within the dynamic multi-disciplinary Missile Actuators Centre of Excellence, developing and delivering actuation systems into each MBDA nation. These system critical products can range from the simple to the highly complex and include the following:
Fin actuation systems
Gimbals systems
Reaction control systems, for example thrust vector control (TVC) systems, Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS)
Control surface deployment mechanisms
The Role
The successful candidate will be accountable, as design authority, for leading a multi-disciplined engineering team to deliver a Control Actuation System (CAS) into a non-UK programme. The role has responsibility across the MBDA Product Life Cycle (PLC) for delivery on cost, time and quality, which includes;
Equipment design definition and justification,
Equipment system verification and certification,
Development and manufacture of a test capability,
Manufacture and delivery of development hardware,
Development and validation of the series production manufacturing system.
This role suits an individual who is interested in both project and technical management of a design team, requiring the production and updating of costed engineering plans and working with the missile design authority to ensure customer needs are met.
In addition to your primary role in expediting a programme of work you’ll be supporting the groups technology plans and re-use strategies to ensure that the product is aligned with future business needs.
What’s in it for you?
Leading a multi-disciplinary team on a major development programme.
Experience working with other MBDA Natco’s and delivering into an non-UK programme.
Develop skills in technical and project management delivering high performance hardware.
Experience the full design life cycle up to series production in a short time frame; concept design, detailed design, design proving and qualification.
Develop knowledge and experience in Design Assurance and Verification in accordance with MBDA process.
Develop knowledge and experience in transitioning from Design into Series Production.
Increase experience in working across multiple engineering disciplines and departments.
  • Interaction with external suppliers, both current and potential new suppliers.
  • Travel and develop language skills on multi-national programmes.
  • Potential future opportunities to research and introduce new technology.
What’s great about the team?
The Missile Actuators Centre of Excellence is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team contributing all the skills and knowhow to fully develop, test, prove & validate world class actuation systems.
As a team growing to deliver into all MBDA Natco’s there is a multi-national dimension to the team and work, giving a global awareness of MBDA’s product portfolio.
As one of the few groups with full responsibility for the design and delivery of equipment, the contribution to programmes and the business is clear.
 What are we looking for?
  • Experience across all aspects of a single engineering area/domain and an appreciation of other areas.
  • Broad technical understanding that provides sufficient appreciation of mechanical, electronics and software technologies.
  • Good working experiences in more than one phase of the engineering life cycle, with sufficient experience of the total life cycle to ensure a good understanding of adjacent phases and through-life engineering issues
  • Commercial and financial awareness; able to manage budgets.
  • Experience of system qualification and certification.
  • Well-developed leadership style with the ability to manage and motivate a varied team.
  • Excellent communication skills required to foster positive working relationships throughout the wider organisation.
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently
  • Awareness and understanding of business strategies, such as; Centre of Excellences, Portfolio Management, Modularity and Reuse, Design to Cost.
  • Good understanding of other parts of the business
  • French/Italian language skills are an advantage.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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