People Manager, Engineering Project Management Group


Job summary

Project Management
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 

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract

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%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • 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

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

Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working – such as being onsite when necessary to work with people and collaborate, then working from home and around family commitments to be your most efficient.  Typically this could be 3 days a week in the office (on average.)

This role could be full time or part time: 4 or 5 days per week. We are flexible and accommodating.

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a proven People Manager who is passionate about managing the performance and development of our people to lead our Engineering Project Management Group.

We're looking for a leader who has an appreciation of engineering and project management with passion, focus, drive and the vision to lead a team to deliver successfully.  

This is a great opportunity to join Electronics Engineering organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract and play a major role in shaping its future.

Your role will be to:

  • Provide leadership and functional line management for our Engineering Project Manager (EPM) team, to meet a dynamic environment delivering equipment critical to the defence of our nation and its front line forces. 
  • Lead and support the EPMs to deliver complex engineering solutions on time, on cost, on quality.
  • Develop the team's capability, motivate, retain, and grow the team to meet the workload forecast and delivery needs of the business.
  • Deliver high quality development and performance evaluations in order to maximise the potential of our people for today and for the future.
  • Initiate and manage EPM development and generic delivery team improvement initiatives.

What we're looking for from you:

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 multi-disciplinary teams to ensure on time, on cost, on quality delivery.
  • Experience of various management tasks - recruitment, onboarding, performance, development etc.

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to deliver real greatness. 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.
  • Development that is only limited by you. If you have the ability and desire then the sky's the limit!

Join a great team!

We are the best at what we do. When properly supported our people can do extraordinary things and so can you.

Pride. We love our jobs. What we do is important to us, to our families and to our nation. We excel because we want to ensure freedom of choice and expression.

Support. We all need a steer, a little advice. No business does this better. You will get the support of a mentor network, a people management community (who offer leadership support through focus groups and hosting internationally renowned experts in leadership) and peers and the people you are there to support will support you. We work better as a team and when you join our team you will be made welcome.

We strive to be better. We encourage you to teach us, and if you are great at what you do we want you to share your knowledge and experience to help us improve.

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.  

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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