Technical Manager Land


Job summary

Circa £78,000
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

An opportunity has arisen in the Group Export Sector of Sales & Business Development for an experienced engineer to exploit and broaden their capabilities and knowledge through operating in a dynamic and challenging environment to define and deliver MBDA's technical and winning solutions.

Salary: circa £78,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:

  • £510 per month car allowance
  • Bonus of up to 35.5% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

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 be in the office when required, otherwise travelling or remote working.

The Opportunity:

The ongoing export opportunities on offer to the EMADS programme and emerging battlefield products require Technical and Military Operations (TMO) to deliver cost competitive and technical solutions for a large number of customers.

The purpose of the role is to provide technical management and support within the Land TMO organisation to define and deliver MBDA's technical solutions, and help steer the GBAD and Battlefield product propositions across the multi-platform land domains. The role has Client focus to build and develop relationships with Armed Forces; cross-cutting to ensure best-match technical solutions to meet the range of Export Customer needs; planning and integration to service and deliver the TMO responsibilities across MBDA and different Executive entities; local management to ensure the breadth of export responsibilities are effectively implemented.

The role relies on a close working relationship with the MBDA EMADS, CAMM, CAMM-ER and Brimstone project teams as well as the other stakeholders in the UK weapons programme, including DE&S and WECA.

The role:

  • Bringing together in an efficient way vital stakeholders within MBDA to define and deliver the technical element of the export solution;
  • Promoting MBDA capabilities to overseas clients;
  • Understanding the environment and the needs of export Customers;
  • Meeting the needs of export Customers with winning products;
  • Being the technical interface with Combat System Integrators;
  • Addressing the opportunities and threats in the environment;
  • Representing MBDA at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations;
  • Providing technical advice to our business development teams;
  • Many opportunities for overseas travel - gaining inter and cross-cultural awareness;
  • You will join a motivated, focussed and multi-disciplined team, where communication and the ethos to share information is key;
  • You will have financial responsibilities for managing tendering budgets – campaigns to demonstrators

What we're looking for from you?

  • A high degree of self-motivation and drive, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to negotiate technical positions and to build relationships with clients;
  • Must be highly experienced in engineering solutions, their integration onto platforms and associated costs;
  • Flexible and be prepared to travel overseas – and work to timescales;
  • Capable of gaining the trust and respect of Projects in defining technical solutions for export;
  • Ideally be Stevenage or Bristol based, and willing to spend considerable time in either.

Apply now!

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.

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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.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen.


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