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Sparkworks Safety Lead


MBDA
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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Sparkworks Safety Lead

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location: Sparkworks Safety Lead - Bristol

Job Ref No: P8263B

MBDA Level: Level 5

Reports to: Chief Systems Engineer

Part time working considered

The Opportunity

Sparkworks is the part of future systems that develops disruptive capabilities. Its current focus is; RF Directed Energy Weapons (RF DEW), Laser Directed Energy Weapons (LDEW), Low Observability (LO) and Emerging Technologies. Its aim is to mature concepts using new and unusual tech, deliver prototypes, demonstrations and trials, ultimately delivering step changes in capability to the UK and friendly nations. An opportunity exists for a Safety specialist who can employ their ability to see the bigger picture whilst understanding the detail to many and varied challenges at all stages of the CADMID cycle.

What are we looking for?

We seek a systems engineer with the following attributes:

* Knowledge of relevant safety and security standards (such as DefStan 00-56) and safety assessment methodologies
* Understanding of the ALARP principle and its application to safety assessment
* Good analytical and methodical thinking to ensure completeness and consistency in safety and security analysis work
* Experience in the use of Rhapsody, DOORs, and the IBM Rational Toolset, including configuration management structures and approaches.
* Excellent stakeholder management
* Excellent presentation and communications skills, particularly for presenting complex technical arguments or analysis simply and succinctly. Communicating key points to broad groups of stakeholders.
* Ideally have an understanding of Laser hazards and the potential risk and accidents associated with operation of any laser system, but specifically High Power LDEW.
* A technical and practical way of thinking, possibly with a physics background, coupled with system design experience and an ability to see how things fit together
* Creativity, imagination & problem solving skills
* Adaptability & willingness to deal with fluidity in fast paced environments
* Attention to detail
* Record of successful technical work delivered individually and/or as part of a team
* Ability to work with minimal supervision and often from a blank sheet of paper
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, backed by working knowledge of Office software
* Ability to step back from day to day aspects, view the bigger picture context and navigate a successful course through complex and changing requirements

What’s in it for you?

* Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
* Opportunities to be involved in projects through their full lifecycle, from bid to customer delivery
* Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
* Having a varied ‘day-job’
* Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training
* Opportunities to move within the team to gain experience of new areas (technical, project management, systems engineering, trials)
* Opportunities to develop new skills through interaction with specialist areas within MBDA
* Being part of something unique, deeply technical and forward looking
* Management of a team of 1-2 safety engineers
* Responsible for the safety case of a significant cutting edge demonstrator programme

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role

This role is to lead all LDEW system and trial safety solution definition and analysis activities, and manage the generation of the overarching safety case documentation, engage with the relevant stakeholder and accreditation bodies, and address any issues that arise. This role will also be responsible for managing the system security analysis with support of the InfoSec and Cyber team, and delivering implementation of appropriate security measures based on a risk balanced approach.

What’s great about the team?

* Become part of a very diverse team of highly motivated scientists and engineers, who are genuinely interested in their fields
* Frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects
* Access to a large laboratory suite supported by state-of-the-art test equipment.
* Enjoy a high level of autonomy
* Have ready access to in-house experts to supplement knowledge
* Contribute to high-level VIP visits in support of senior management
* Opportunity to attend international conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field
* Undertaking this role you would be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for the development of our future business. The chance to exploit innovative and novel techniques in the development of the company’s future portfolio.

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.
Sparkworks Safety Lead

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location: Sparkworks Safety Lead - Bristol

Job Ref No: P8263B

MBDA Level: Level 5

Reports to: Chief Systems Engineer

Part time working considered

The Opportunity

Sparkworks is the part of future systems that develops disruptive capabilities. Its current focus is; RF Directed Energy Weapons (RF DEW), Laser Directed Energy Weapons (LDEW), Low Observability (LO) and Emerging Technologies. Its aim is to mature concepts using new and unusual tech, deliver prototypes, demonstrations and trials, ultimately delivering step changes in capability to the UK and friendly nations. An opportunity exists for a Safety specialist who can employ their ability to see the bigger picture whilst understanding the detail to many and varied challenges at all stages of the CADMID cycle.

What are we looking for?

We seek a systems engineer with the following attributes:

* Knowledge of relevant safety and security standards (such as DefStan 00-56) and safety assessment methodologies
* Understanding of the ALARP principle and its application to safety assessment
* Good analytical and methodical thinking to ensure completeness and consistency in safety and security analysis work
* Experience in the use of Rhapsody, DOORs, and the IBM Rational Toolset, including configuration management structures and approaches.
* Excellent stakeholder management
* Excellent presentation and communications skills, particularly for presenting complex technical arguments or analysis simply and succinctly. Communicating key points to broad groups of stakeholders.
* Ideally have an understanding of Laser hazards and the potential risk and accidents associated with operation of any laser system, but specifically High Power LDEW.
* A technical and practical way of thinking, possibly with a physics background, coupled with system design experience and an ability to see how things fit together
* Creativity, imagination & problem solving skills
* Adaptability & willingness to deal with fluidity in fast paced environments
* Attention to detail
* Record of successful technical work delivered individually and/or as part of a team
* Ability to work with minimal supervision and often from a blank sheet of paper
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, backed by working knowledge of Office software
* Ability to step back from day to day aspects, view the bigger picture context and navigate a successful course through complex and changing requirements

What’s in it for you?

* Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
* Opportunities to be involved in projects through their full lifecycle, from bid to customer delivery
* Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
* Having a varied ‘day-job’
* Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training
* Opportunities to move within the team to gain experience of new areas (technical, project management, systems engineering, trials)
* Opportunities to develop new skills through interaction with specialist areas within MBDA
* Being part of something unique, deeply technical and forward looking
* Management of a team of 1-2 safety engineers
* Responsible for the safety case of a significant cutting edge demonstrator programme

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

The Role

This role is to lead all LDEW system and trial safety solution definition and analysis activities, and manage the generation of the overarching safety case documentation, engage with the relevant stakeholder and accreditation bodies, and address any issues that arise. This role will also be responsible for managing the system security analysis with support of the InfoSec and Cyber team, and delivering implementation of appropriate security measures based on a risk balanced approach.

What’s great about the team?

* Become part of a very diverse team of highly motivated scientists and engineers, who are genuinely interested in their fields
* Frequent exposure to high-profile, fast-paced projects
* Access to a large laboratory suite supported by state-of-the-art test equipment.
* Enjoy a high level of autonomy
* Have ready access to in-house experts to supplement knowledge
* Contribute to high-level VIP visits in support of senior management
* Opportunity to attend international conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field
* Undertaking this role you would be joining a dynamic, focussed team responsible for the development of our future business. The chance to exploit innovative and novel techniques in the development of the company’s future portfolio.

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.
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