Senior Principal Engineer

MBDA UK Limited
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
What's the opportunity?
An opportunity has arisen within the Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) organisation for a senior principal engineer to provide technical management across the environmental and structural test laboratory infrastructure and leadership across the test teams.

What will you be doing?
The role will be responsible for leading a team of specialist engineers, to provide expertise to project and design teams in the field of shock, vibration, climatic and structural mechanical testing, modelling and analysis.
Key responsibilities include:

- Lead EE&F UK Environmental/Structural Mechanical Test Laboratory and Analysis Teams to deliver work packages as agreed with the Projects, to meet the requirements of the customer
- Contribute to the overall EE&F Department vision and provide clear and positive leadership to the test/analysis group consistent with this vision to ensure staff performance and motivation
- Provide technical management and supervision of the Environmental Engineering laboratory infrastructure
- Provide technical expertise to MBDA projects and sub-contract design authorities on environmental test methodologies, test processes, facilities and instrumentation
- Investigate project failures attributed to shock and vibration environments and develop technical solutions
- Lead the definition of test requirements, development of test specifications and the preparation of complex engineering designs solutions with respect to shock, vibration and signal analysis
- Initiate and lead process and technology improvements and promote best practices in shock and vibration proving and test/analysis strategies to meet the future needs of MBDA
- Lead, plan and control ongoing test engineering processes and activities and provide technical input to bids for new business
- Work across functional and international boundaries to resolve complex technical problems using analytical tools

What are the benefits for you?
You will be joining a talented, focused team responsible for the definition, design assessment and testing of natural and induced environmental conditions through all stages of the product lifecycle, from concept definition, through design aid and qualification and into in-service support.
You will have the opportunity to work across all Land, Sea and Air based Weapons Systems projects, using your expertise to drive forward the definition and development of complex technical solutions.

Who and what we are looking for from you?

- Educated to degree level or equivalent experience / Chartered Engineer desirable
- Comprehensive understanding of vibration, shock & climatic environments
- Experience of environmental test and analysis processes, measurements and instrumentation, ideally within the Defence Sector
- Demonstrated expertise in the field of shock and vibration analysis and simulation tools
- Knowledge and experience of field trials, specification development, signal processing, data analysis and dynamic modelling
- Experience of environmental defence standards would be beneficial
- Strong leadership and people management skills, ideally including technical supervision of test laboratories
- Good Project Management skills and experience
- Good verbal and written communication abilities
- Proven analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective at working in teams with strong interpersonal skills
- Strong ability to push through technical solutions on complex issues

What you would get?

- Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme,sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.

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