Job Details Missile Mechanical Architect R03463

Discipline

Engineering and Design | Mechanical Engineering | Systems Engineering

Location

Stevenage

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00 Job Description

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Salary 40K to 60K DOE + bonus + benefits

We have an opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Architect to join our team here at MBDA. This exciting role is to gather and manage the missile mechanical architecture requirements to achieve missile performance, on time and on cost and overall layout vs compliance. This involves providing justification of the design and co-ordinate the verification evidence of missile performance to support certification.

We also ensure functional and mechanical requirements are flown down to the sub-assemblies within the missile which includes:

  • At missile level, in conjunction with the Mechanical Design Team, figure out overall product structure, mechanical interfaces and architecture
  • Facilitate Architectural Trades i.e: brokering mechanical trades between sub-systems and internal equipment to meet overall missile system needs, including key performance requirements, mass properties, alignment, aerodynamics, thermal, safety and structural integrity.
  • Ensure missile architectures support generic policies i.e modularity, re-use, design for assembly
  • Undertake phased missile level technology maturity & complexity of design assessments to de-risk the development cycle
  • Define missile level hardware requirements to support proving and de-risk activities
  • Manage missile prototype and development hardware on behalf of the CDE
  • Support product Design and program Phase Gate reviews and manage technical changes and Non-Conformance & Non-Compliance issues
  • Identify Architecture risks and opportunities during the development phases

What were looking for:

  • Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) with significant experience of mechanical engineering across the full Product Life Cycle
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple subject areas
  • Experience of partnering with senior managers and customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge and experience of electro-mechanical & mechanical design, including Static & Dynamic Analysis, Design for Environment, Cost, Manufacture, Thermal Management
  • Experience developing proving logic and leading the generation of compliance evidence towards Certificates of Design

We are also interested in a good understanding of broader engineering fields, such as:

Aerodynamics / Materials /Vibration, Shock, Fatigue /Six Sigma & Lean Design /Critical Parameter Management /Systems Engineering V-model /Failure Mode & Effects Analysis/ Test Design i.e: Design of Experiments

Whats in it for you?

As Mechanical Architects, we are involved in all aspects of missile development, from the early feasibility studies to series production and in-service support within MBDA. Its an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to build on their engineering experience and progress to a more senior technical role.

We believe this role will suit someone who wants to experience a broad view of the development process through interaction with Systems Designers, Chief Engineers, Design Authorities and Suppliers. Longer-term, there are opportunities to develop towards a Chief Design Engineer (CDE) role.

There is also the opportunity to travel within UK and Europe when required.

Join a great team!

We have about 45 staff within the Mechanical Architecture UK Functional Team, who are all located with their Project Teams in Stevenage. You will typically be working for the Project CDE and collaborate with a broad range of other Functions within MBDA, but have a high degree of autonomy and represent the Project / Function in meetings.

Benefits Package

*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.

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

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Eligible employees taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can take up to 52 weeks of leave. This includes up to 18 weeks of enhanced pay, paid at 100% of their average earnings.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

You’ll be able to choose between a variety of online learning platforms such as Percipio, YouLearn, Career Builder and Video Gateway. Each one is tailored to a specific type of learning. Speak to your line manager to find out more. 

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time. You’ll have access to our Learning Gateway, which hosts the formal course catalogue and is where you can select the right training for your role and future development. The catalogue displays which courses are being delivered virtually or are classroom based. If you want to lead a team, you might be interested in our management training, designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport and educational certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken. 

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