Part time working considered
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Electrical Architect to join our Weapons System Equipment team. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of Weapon System Sub-system development and this role is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to challenge and develop their career.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced electrical architect, who will have the ability to inspire others, ideally in complex organisations where there are multi-disciplined teams in a fast paced environment
You will be comfortable operating closely with other senior members of the team on activities where there is frequent change, uncertainty and ambiguity. You’ll have to use your skills and experience to provide top level guidance to others, draw conclusions and make recommendations
You will be able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering, including:
Digital electronics & microprocessor systems
Analogue electronics & RF
You will be able to demonstrate your broader understanding and appreciation of engineering disciplines, including Systems design and Safety systems
You will be able to demonstrate experience of supplier and customer engagement, and provide confidence in your ability to work with a disparate range of stake holders both internally and externally, where you will provide confidence in your ability to positively influence the wider project
You will be able to demonstrate your experience in managing close knit engineering teams and building long term partnerships and trusted relationships
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 roles within Weapon Systems, such as a Weapon System 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.
What would you get?
Comprehensive package including , flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a 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 is responsible for leading on all electrical activities as part of development of the SPEAR 3 Launchers Subsystem.Responsibilities will typically include:
Defining and optimising the Electrical Architecture for the SPEAR3 GF and Operational Launchers
Manage all aspects of the SPEAR3 Launcher Electrical Architecture development process from architecture definition through to design acceptance whilst managing design baselines.
Flow-down of requirements from Electrical Architecture domain to Launcher sub-systems and equipment, technical management of internal and external suppliers (e.g. Interconnects)
Manage the definition and justification of equipment electrical interfaces
Oversee Launcher level power system, including power budget, power profiles and surges
Manage Electrical Architecture coherence across all relevant domains i.e. safety, test architect, security, mechanical design, etc.
Lead on issues such as EMC requirements and RF Interoperability, managing additional resources within the company to deliver these as required.
Producing plans, controlling any assigned budgets, managing personal workload and identifying any further resource needs in delivering the above.
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.
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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