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LOW OBSERVABILTY ENGINEER u2013 Prototype development & test

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23 May 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow
Salary £35k to £50k dependent on experience
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and capable individual to join a highly motivated engineering team; contributing to an exciting delivery of a significant piece of work within a low observable radar signature context.

We're looking for someone with an experienced engineering background who can support the radar signature test strategies and planning developments, test hardware readiness and trials campaign management, whilst potentially contributing to radar signature analysis (depending on fit).

Typically, this role will cover and touch on the following responsibilities to own and drive the progression and delivery of work:
  • Own, define and maintain test strategy within changeable environment
  • Interact, task and manage the mechanical definition and development
  • Plan, define and oversee the test hardware readiness
  • Manage trials co-ordination with trials authority and design authorities
  • Prepare, deliver and conclude fit-for-trial reviews
  • Support and contribute to radar signature analysis and reporting
What we're looking for
Someone who can bring prior or transferable experience with the following attributes:
  • Preferably holding a degree in physical sciences or engineering
  • Experience of defining and preparing successful trials
  • Experience of leading and tasking others, whilst cognisant of own workload; setting own goals and meeting deadlines for delivery
  • Experience of preparing and passing reviews
  • An appreciation of electrical and mechanical construction and interfacing
  • Ideally, but not essential; prior experience in radar signature design principles, and/or an understanding of electromagnetics
  • Analytical mind-set and problem solving abilities
  • The ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders; from internal customers, sub-contractors / suppliers at both engineering and management levels.
  • Good and effective communication skills; verbal, presentation and written
  • Ideally, candidates would be willing to undertake the DV (Developed Vetting) security clearance process.

What's in it for you?

This role provides a unique opportunity to be involved in, owning and delivering a critical element of significant piece of work within a low observable radar signature context:
  • You will join a motivated, focussed team, giving you the opportunity to work with some truly specialised and exciting systems
  • Work on a programme with a defined and necessary capability need for in-service
  • You will have the opportunity to engage with partners across the business, building a network and learn about other areas of the business.
  • With opportunities to develop new skills through interaction with specialist areas within MBDA
Our benefits
Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

You will join a motivated, focused and multi-disciplined team, committed on delivering complex and key pieces of work within agile timeframes.

You will work with skilled, supportive and motivated colleagues, with a drive to deliver future technologies and a desire to see them benefit defence.

You will have access to in-house expertise to supplement and grown your knowledge within the subject matter.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role!
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