Project Engineer - Customer Support and Services - Year Long Placement 2017
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Project Engineer - Customer Support and Services - Year Long Placement 2017

MBDA UK Limited
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
14 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

A one year placements which is typically structured around roles within:

  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS )
  • In Service Support (ISS)
  • Support Services
  • A function external to CS&S or even external to MBDA

Within the ILS role, a graduate would typically be part of an ILS team that is embedded within a larger product development team.The ILS team is responsible for ensuring that products are designed to be readily supported, that the necessary support infrastructure is in place and for optimising through-life finance. MBDA products include weapon systems, test equipment, training equipment and any other support equipment. The ILS elements that a graduate could help to develop or implement include but are not limited to:

  • System Design Influence
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Support and Test Equipment
  • Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation
  • Training and Training Equipment
  • Technical Documentation
  • Commercial and Contract Management
  • Life Cycle Cost

As the ILS team is embedded within the product development team, there will be a significant amount of transversal work across different engineering and other business disciplines. This role is likely to involve travel to other MBDA, supplier, customer (MoD project teams) and end-user (Army, Navy or Air Force) locations. Within certain projects, international travel may be required.

Post-delivery of a product, the In Service Support team is responsible for delivering a range of support services. Examples of the services that a graduate could be responsible for helping to deliver within the ISS role include:

  • Maintenance
  • Refurbishment
  • Surveillance and Life Extension
  • Technical Support
  • Disposal
  • Asset Management
  • Storage and Inventory Management

These activities will involve working with colleagues in other MBDA engineering and business functions. Again, this role is likely to involve travelling to supplier, customer and end-user locations. Within certain projects, international travel may be required.

The Support Services team are responsible for helping the end-user to acquire the knowledge needed to best operate and maintain their weapon systems throughout the in-service life. The Support Services team will work with the ILS team to develop the field support and training solutions and the technical publications for a product. They will then deliver the required training and field support and manage updates to the technical publications. The team are also responsible for the procurement of spares, management of repairs and developing bespoke information management applications for the CS&S directorate. Within this role, a graduate will help to create new concepts and develop the processes that allow support services to be delivered effectively.

The external placement can be in a function external to CS&S, for example in an engineering or commercial role, or can even be external to MBDA. For example, a secondment to the Ministry of Defence, a sub-contractor or even a defence think tank.

Company information

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry.

MBDA is a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities spanning France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD. With this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge and exploiting new markets and applications for our world-class technology base.

Person requirements

  • The ability to solve challenging problems within tight timescales and budgets
  • Innovative individuals who understand the importance of Customer Support and Services in sustaining the MBDA business
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Individuals who are self-motivated in shaping their own career path
  • An understanding of the challenges facing the defence industry today

Qualifications and experience requirements

A physics, engineering, mathematics or other technical degree

Accepted degree subjects

physics · transport engineering · mathematics · aerospace engineering · chemical engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

Flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level).




Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017