Electronic Equipment Lead

6 days left

Competitive Salary & Benefits
31 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Martina Hayden
Job Type
The opportunity?
The growing workload within MBDA has created exciting opportunities within Electronic Engineering for an Equipment Lead who will lead multi-disciplinary teams in the design and delivery of Electronic equipment for Missiles and Missile Systems. 
Electronic Engineering develops a range of electronic equipment including computers, telemetry, break-up and arming systems plus datalinks, which are fundamental and critical to MBDA’s ability to deliver world class military capabilities. 
The Role
The successful candidate, as an equipment design authority will lead one or more equipment designs, controlling multi-disciplinary engineering teams and managing various stakeholders in all stages of the product development process, including the manufacture of development items and product qualification. Packages of work vary in value, but can be in excess of £10m.   
The role is primarily technically focussed, although project management experience is needed because the interface to the project core teams is essential. This role is an ideal way to gain visibility across the company and hands-on experience of delivering complex sub-system development.
What’s in it for you?
The role offers a unique opportunity to manage significant Electronic Equipment development programmes as the subsystem design authority and to build and develop all aspects of high achieving teams of multi-disciplined engineers.
Interfacing at all levels of the business, including some of our most senior people, will provide excellent visibility and networking opportunities for future career progression.
What’s great about the team?
Managing all aspects of the ‘design, make, prove’ process for a wide range of complex electronic products as part of a friendly, supportive and dedicated team focussed on delivery and technical excellence will be stimulating and rewarding both technically and on a personal level.
Collaborative working with other functions of MBDA, in particular Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Future Systems will provide wide knowledge of MBDA and its operations which will be invaluable when considering higher level career aspirations. 
What we are looking for?
High performing teams need high performing and competent leaders. To be suitable for this role, Individuals will be able to demonstrate a significant number of the following attributes:
  • Substantial relevant experience and background in the design and delivery of complex electronic equipment and electronic technologies (including high end FPGA’S), preferably for harsh environments (EMC, Vibration, Thermal);
  • Solid track record and evidence of managing the development and delivery of electronic equipment to time and budget;
  • Experience in engineering leadership/management;
  • Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline e.g. Electronics;
  • Excellent teambuilding and management skills with the ability and experience of managing technical individuals within large, multi-disciplined teams;
  • Highly developed planning and organisation skills with the experience and ability to manage multiple projects at any given time;
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills;
  • Good communication skills with the ability to network and influence across MBDA at both national and international level;
  • Self-starter with drive, energy and enthusiasm and a clear focus on delivery and results;
  • Strong commercial outlook, disciplined with the focus and desire to achieve objectives whilst maintaining a balance between time/quality/cost.
    This is a technically focussed role requiring complementary skills in project management and man management.  The successful individual will come with a solid background in Electronics and will have the ability to manage highly capable technical individuals and co-ordinate a broad range of skills across projects.
    What you would get?
    Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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