Land Ceptor Functional Delivery Lead


Job summary

Up to £65,000 DOE
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: Up to £65,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to 21.25% of salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Possible relocation available
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The opportunity:

Join the Networked Land Ceptor (NLC) Systems team and work to support the UK and Poland in realising the full potential of its latest Ground Based Air Defence capability, or help tailor this capability for the needs of emerging export customers. In either case, you'll be working on some of MBDA's highest profile and largest programmes, building on world-class design: incorporating new ideas, functionality and technology to deliver to our customers.

This is a high profile role, leading the Land Ceptor functional development and requirements team. This is a key role as your team is responsible for definition and control of requirements and co-ordinating the delivery of software into the various Land Ceptor programmes. This role reports directly into the Chief Systems Engineer and is critical to the success of the Land Ceptor programmes

This role will provide career developing opportunities including exposure to internal stakeholders within MBDA and external customers such as, UK MoD & Army and the Polish Armed Forces.

The successful candidate will be comfortable managing a team, adapting themselves and their approach to the challenge at hand, while working across a number of programmes; they will maintain vision amongst complexity and be adept at communicating this vision to drive, engage and influence key stakeholders.

What we're looking for from you:

•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills to in order to lead a team, forums with technical specialists, partner teams and senior management;
•    A driven Systems Engineering practitioner, ideally with experience across the full Systems Engineering lifecycle;
•    Ideally, experience of the writing, management and verification of requirements, including the use of IBM DOORS software
•    Past experience coordinating a team from diverse engineering would be highly beneficial
•    Ability to work confidently in the face of ambiguity and multiple conflicting priorities, to be able to identify the priority tasks and communicate effectively to the team. 

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.

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.  

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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