Principal Equipment Engineer - Weapon Systems

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Region:
Unspecified
Location:
Bristol
Salary description:
Competitive
Posted:
22/05/2020
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
MBDA UK
Job Ref:
891927653

The Opportunity

Land Ceptor is a fundamental element of the Team CW FLAADS Portfolio and is the lead project within the MBDA EMADS portfolio. We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer to join our Weapons System Equipment team. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of Weapon System Sub-system development as we deliver the Equipment to the UK Customer and develop the capability to support Export and Future product line evolutions. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to challenge and develop their career on a high profile project.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an Engineer with knowledge of systems engineering and product development process and procedures, commensurate with all aspects of the design lifecycle, and an eagerness to learn about new products.
You will own the Weapon System Equipment requirements for multiple electronic Subsystems and work closely with the development teams on the design response to these.
Particular emphasis of experience in Network/Computing architectures and electronics engineering would be of benefit and experience of delivery within a rapid development culture advantageous:
You will be comfortable operating closely with members of the team on activities where there is frequent change, uncertainty and ambiguity. You'll be using your skills and experience to provide guidance within the team, draw conclusions and make recommendations
You should be able to demonstrate your broader understanding and appreciation of engineering disciplines, including Systems design and Safety systems in support of the project Certificate of Design and Safety Case milestones
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to network and engage with a dispersed, multi-discipline team at all levels of the organisation, including external partners, will enable you to do your job effectively.
What's in it for you?

Weapon System Equipment Department is core to the delivery of modern defence capabilities. You'll be working as part of an integrated project team on a flagship programme for MBDA to deliver new capabilities.
This experience is a stepping-stone to more senior technical leadership roles within Weapon Systems, such as a Weapon System RMO or CDE, as it gives the opportunity to experience a broad view of the development process through interaction and influence of Systems Designers, Chief Engineers and Suppliers.
You will be supported in the role to enable you to lead work packages independently of the RMO's direct oversight in order to achieve the team's goals.
What would you get?

Competitive salary, 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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….

The Role

The role is responsible for leading the Weapon System Equipment Subsystem delivery for the Land Ceptor Launcher. Responsibilities will typically include:

Management of the Hardware Technical Requirements and associated design query database
Support the design justification, acceptance arguments and certification evidence into the Weapon System
Engage the Operations team with respect to delivery of the design artifacts and qualification evidence
Oversee delivery and acceptance of hardware from Operations team into Software
Close liaison with the Head of Subsystem, Subsystem Verification Leads, Weapon Systems Design Team and the transversal stakeholders to establish a coherent proving programme that is efficient in both time and resource utilisation
Supplier management for externally sourced aspects
Customer engagement when required to ensure fitness for purpose of the end product
Execution methods will be underpinned by experience in:

Requirements management
Configuration management
Design for Modularity and Reuse (DMR)
Design verification Proving / Documentation development

In addition, the role will be influential in determining the future direction of the products, including novel certification approaches, for the upcoming EMADS export programme.
What's great about the team?

You'll be joining a dynamic team, split across multiple disciplines of mixed age and experience, which provides good development opportunities.
Although the Land Ceptor product is reaching maturity, there are still many challenges to get involved with over the coming months and years as the Weapon System Equipment is embedded in the EMADS pipeline.
You'll face frequent new challenges that'll require you to 'think on your feet' & take a systematic approach in understanding, resolving & providing technical responses to maintain project pace

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual's ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
MBDA is 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 encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families - the UK's work-life balance organisation.

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Company Description

Closing Date:
19/06/2020

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