Lead Electrical/Electronic Equipment Manager (Power Systems)


Job summary

Circa £55,000 - £65,000 depending on experience
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 £55,000 - £65,000 depending on experience¬†

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21.5% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • 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 such as 2-3 days onsite and the remainder home working.

The opportunity:

Are you a skilled Engineer/Manager experienced in Power Systems? Or keen to develop your skills and understanding within the defence industry?

Come and join us to work on the next generation of missile defence systems and be focused on the future, enabling MBDA to provide world-leading defence capabilities.

We are seeking experienced people to join our hugely dedicated Electrical Architecture team.

This role is to manage multiple power systems equipment, along with all that relates to them including being the equipment requirement authority (ERA), in support of the project with the possibility to lead a small team where required.

As an experienced engineer your role will include -

  • Provide advice and technical knowledge on power supplies and power systems architecture to the project and its suppliers
  • Project manage delivery of the complete power system for a project including several power supply units (AC/DC, DC/DC) and thermal batteries during development, qualification and manufacture on behalf of the project
  • Manage relationships with multiple internal & external design authorities/stakeholders for delivery of the power systems hardware, software and deliverables to schedule, cost, quality and performance
  • Manage relationships with key design authorities/suppliers of interfacing hardware equipment to the power system
  • Produce Statements of Work
  • Review qualification verification evidence for power systems equipment
  • Track and resolve non-compliances
  • Arrange design reviews with appropriate stakeholders
  • Control of assigned budgets and work package management
  • Manage risks and opportunities
  • Lead less experienced engineers on the project
  • Support and train less experienced engineers within the function
  • Support production of guidelines for best practice for power systems (including architecture, load analysis, power modelling, testing, etc.)

As part of the encouraging and collaborative team, you will receive a range of support and career development with a hugely dedicated group of people around you. UK or international travel may be required to suppliers, customers, and other MBDA sites in Europe.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent qualification with experience in electrical/electronic engineering or a related subject, however, experience and knowledge on power systems is key for this role.
  • Knowledge of Mil-Std-704 would be useful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of incorporating permanent magnet generators into a power architecture is desirable but not essential.

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.

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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.


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