Configuration Manager


Job summary

Circa £44,000 - £50,000 depending on experience
Mechanical, Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

We are currently seeking an experienced Configuration Manager to join our outstanding team at MBDA UK Ltd.

Job Title: Configuration Manager

Salary: Circa £44,000 - £50,000 depending on experience 

Location: Stevenage (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2-3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The opportunity:

We are looking for a talented engineering professional with an eye for detail and experience of working with and controlling product data.

Using your previous product configuration experience, you will have the opportunity to work within a close and motivated team to provide direct support to many of our key business products. Within this opportunity, you will have the ability to develop your configuration skills as well as work toward professional accreditation.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Highly Experienced knowledge of CM principles, processes and standards, Inc Def Stan 05-57, ISO10007 or EN9100.
  • High level of knowledge with respect to application of CM across the product lifecycle.
  • Ability to influence senior project management.
  • Excellent team working/building skills and ability to build and maintain cross business networks.
  • High concern for order and quality. You should have an eye for detail and able to apply that with integrity with respect to controlling engineering data, drawings and CAD models.
  • High degree of IT literacy
  • Outstanding Communication Skills – Verbal, Written, Electronic, across all levels.
  • Pro-active and enthusiastic
  • Ability to plan and deliver own workload, and teams
  • Commercial and financial awareness. Able to manage work package budgets.
  • Familiar with the principles of Configuration Management within an aerospace or defence setting; preparing and handling Configuration Management documentation which is used to provide governance and control of project activities.
  • Experience of managing and implementing engineering design changes across a multi-stakeholder environment, including the preparation and presentation of changes within change control meetings.
  • Ability to support audits on our suppliers, ensuring Configuration Management processes are observed throughout our supply chain.
  • Strong team working and communication skills, which enable close and collaborative working with peers, as well as functional and project stakeholders.
  • Ideally, you will have experience of PTC Windchill as a Product Lifecycle Management tool.

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year
  • Company Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  


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