Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Future Concepts

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Competitive Salary & Benefits
21 Sep 2017
21 Oct 2017
Martina Hayden
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The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Principal Mechanical Engineer to join a growing team of Future Concept design engineers to generate mechanical solutions to new and complex weapon system design problems, ensuring development of cutting edge complex weapon concepts and technologies which help maintain our competitive edge in the industry for years to come.
The Role
  • The successful candidate will undertake all necessary activities in the Mechanical design development of Missile concepts within the early phase of the product life cycle but will have opportunity to contribute to all design phases.
  • Undertake Work Package Management activities (design cycle scheduling, budgeting and resource profiling) for assigned projects to ensure delivery on time, on cost, on quality.
  • Manage interfaces between internal customers, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Design and deliver prototype hardware as appropriate to support design aid test activity and trade shows/demonstrations to Customer community contributing to new business winning.
  • Contribute to Mechanical Engineering improvement activities including internal research and development (IRAD) and Mechanical Design/analysis method harmonisation with our international teams.
What’s in it for you?
  • You will be creating innovative Missile concept solutions and developing technologies for our future range of products satisfying the requirement for a range of Air/Sea/Land missile systems helping to shape the future direction of development.
  • The opportunity to further develop management skills across a portfolio of products.
  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of products at early concept stage of the Product Life Cycle alongside contribution to research activity both internally and externally funded.
  • You will have opportunities for exposure to all levels of the company though various people development, technology and innovation initiatives.
  • Opportunity for international collaboration and foreign travel.
  • The role provides great opportunities for personal development including Chartership and Professional Accreditation.
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for delivering concept engineering solutions whilst developing staff and building capability for the future.
  • This team of like-minded engineers are dedicated to developing cutting edge concept solutions and embedding advanced technologies to help protect the future of our service personnel and our nation.
  • You will be supported with the use of state of the art engineering tools and MBDA’s extensive in house facilities and capabilities.
What are we looking for?
  • Ideally a recognised higher level qualification in Mechanical Design, plus relevant engineering experience in Mechanical design and development using appropriate engineering tools and techniques:
  • High level of capability in the use of industry standard 3D CAD packages such as PTC Creo, CATIA, PRO Engineer etc.
  • An understanding of FEA analysis techniques (Finite Element Analysis) to assist in rapid development of designs.
  • Experience of operating in an environment employing development techniques such as FMEA, DFA, DFM etc.
  • Capability to operate in an environment of rapidly changing requirements.
  • Evidence of design capability from first principles and history of technology insertion into new product.
  • Understanding of the role modularity and reuse plays in the concept design process.
  • Design development planning capability.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, able to set priorities and deal with multiple issues.
  • Good commercial and financial understanding to ensure value engineering.
  • Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills: able to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Good cultural awareness and the ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of the business, its operations and company goals and developments.
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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