Mechanical Design Support Engineer


Job summary

Competitive depending on experience
Mechanical, Design
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

A great opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical design engineer to join the team in Bolton to support production activities and act as an interface between the design teams in Stevenage and manufacturing in Bolton

Job Title: Mechanical Design Support Engineer

Salary: Competitive depending on experience 

Location: Bolton (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:

A growing order book at MBDA has created an increased workload for our state of the art manufacturing facility at Bolton. To establish and maintain production rates across the product range we require strong first line support from the design teams to address issues as they occur. As such, an opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical design engineer to join the team in Bolton to support production activities and act as an interface between the design teams in Stevenage and manufacturing in Bolton

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ideally, Degree/HND/HNC qualified plus experience in Mechanical Design and Development or Manufacturing Support.
  • Experience in the mechanical design development (the wider this experience the better), and preferably, (but not essential), in the defence or aerospace industry.
  • Experience in supporting manufacturing, resolving manufacturing issues, and supporting the transition of product into production.
  • The ability to write clear and concise engineering documentation, (including reports and investigation logs), and have good verbal communication, negotiation, and influencing skills.
  • Pro-active, motivated and tenacious in resolving issues and generating solutions to problems whilst under time pressure.
  • Great team player with the ability to work well in a multifunctional/mutli-skilled team, supporting knowledge transfer and utilising problem solving methodologies such as 8-D and 6 sigma.

Interested? Click Apply Now!

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
  • 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


Return to previous page