Engineering People Manager


Job summary

Circa £60,000 DOE
Electrical/Electronic, Design, Systems Engineering
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


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.

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Our 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.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 3 days per week on-site; although you will be strongly encouraged to work on-site every day for the first 2-3 months of your employment in order to for you to familiarise yourself with the team and company culture.

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a proven Engineering People Manager who is passionate about managing the performance and development of people. We're looking for a leader who has an appreciation of engineering (either through experience of managing engineering teams, or holding engineering qualifications) but passion, focus, drive and the vision to lead a team to deliver successfully are the key attributes we're looking for.

This is a great opportunity to join Electronics Engineering organisation and play a major role in shaping its future. 

Your role will be to:

  • Support/Lead change programmes to meet a dynamic environment delivering equipment critical to the defence of our nation and its front line forces. 
  • Deliver high quality development and performance evaluations in order to maximise the potential of our people for today and for the future.
  • Lead the development and harmonisation of processes that are fit for the rapid development of cutting edge technologies.
  • Monitor, review and report progress against technical and schedule deadlines with support from technical delivery leads and functional team leaders.
  • With the help of our Technical Expert community, reinforce technical excellence through robust design activity.
  • Support the recruitment process to meet our workload and skills needs.
  • Motivate people/teams to pull together to deliver through challenging technical and time bound environments.
  • Manage the growth and capabilities of the team to meet future workload

What we're looking for from you:

We're looking for leaders! People who have:

  • Experience of leading teams and individuals
  • Experience of defining, implementing and embedding strategic direction by providing a clarity of vision and mission.
  • Ability to lead and drive collaboration across multiple disciplines to ensure on time, on cost, on quality delivery.
  • Experience of various management tasks - recruitment, on-boarding, performance, development etc.

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to deliver meaningful and positive change. Our people are our greatest assets and we want to nurture them to be the best they can.
  • You will get the best leadership support available. We know how important it is to have the support you need to operate in a high profile role such as this, so we invest in industry leading courses and develop our own training with the support of the best training providers in the country.
  • Your development is important to us. If you have the drive and ability, we will support you on your development journey in order to maximise your potential.

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 (@MBDA_UK), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also 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.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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