Reliability Engineer


Job summary

Circa £48,000 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 £48,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for parental, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for parental 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. Typically for this role you will work 2- 3 days on-site per week.

The Opportunity:

Are you a reliability engineer looking for new opportunities to apply your skills and broaden your experience? Look no further than MBDA. A great opportunity has opened up for an engineer to utilise their reliability skills to influence the reliability aspects of technically sophisticated and exciting products. The role requires ensuring that optimum effort is committed to progressive reliability assurance, with the goal of delivering a lean but effective reliability program.

As a reliability engineer, understanding the system and its operating context is crucial to mitigating reliability risks. The goal is to ensure a convincing reliability case is constructed, while balancing time and cost constraints. This role requires pragmatism and a solid appreciation that reliability results from good engineering, not just compliance with numerical targets. Let's ensure the customer's satisfaction by using a range of techniques and approaches to provide the most cost-effective evidence.

Our core engineering projects come with the added bonus of internally funded research packages, giving you the chance to really showcase your expertise. Plus, our undergraduate and graduate development programme offers the opportunity to shape the next generation of reliability engineers. And with the possibility to work internationally, the possibilities are endless. Join MBDA and take advantage of our comprehensive learning and development programme to support your technical and professional growth.

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to deliver Reliability Case Reports and the supporting information (FMECA, reliability prediction, etc).
  • Experience of more recent reliability prediction methodologies, such as FIDES, would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of reliability planning, analysis and testing during development.
  • Proven knowledge of, and experience in, the application of UK and International system engineering processes.
  • Good knowledge of complex electronic systems and the associated reliability issues (but other engineering subject areas, such as design, software, manufacture, etc, will be considered for candidates with the right strengths in other areas).
  • Track record as an effective teammate with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary / multi-national team.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good verbal, written communications
  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent
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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