Test Equipment Mechanical Design Engineer


Job summary

Circa £42,000
Mechanical, Design
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 £42,000 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
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • 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
  • 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 work 1 to 2 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Mechanical design engineer to take ownership of the design of mechanical fixtures, jigs and electronic enclosures in collaboration with our Hardware design engineers within our Test Equipment Department.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of working across the Company's whole product range and be involved with a variety of sub-systems and centres of excellence across the development life cycle.

Working in an established team, you will develop designs in line with requirements, to company and external standards (ISO 2768 & BS8888). Conducting peer and design reviews, ensuring design for manufacture and design for test is considered.

You will provide technical guidance to peers within test equipment and to equipment project managers.  Making good use of your problem solving skills, you will work closely with our manufacturing and hardware design engineers to investigate and rectify faults.   You will need to maintain accurate design records and make use of our company document database (Windchill/MatriX)

What we're looking for from you:

  • Strong problem solving skills with an exceptional eye for detail.
  • Experience of creating and using technical documentation, Models and Drawings.
  • Significant experience of the product life cycle (Development through to Manufacture).
  • Relevant 3D CAD/CAE (ProEngineer / CREO / Windchill) experience. (Other CAD Packages such as Solidworks / Solidedge will be considered).
  • An understanding of Manufacturing processes, design for EMC, Material Selection, Tolerance Studies.  
  • Proficient at managing multiple small projects simultaneously.
  • Experience of harness design is preferable

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 (@MBDA_UK), 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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