Product Assurance Engineer
Bristol, GB
4d ago


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location : Principal Product Assurance Engineer - Software, Bristol

Job Ref No : P7746

MBDA Level of role : L4 - £40,000 - 42,000

Reports to : Product Assurance Manager - Software

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen in the Product Assurance Software Quality team for an engineer to further develop their quality assurance skills working on a diverse range of projects and programmes across the project activities of the Engineering Directorate within the UK to help ensure that MBDA’s hi-

tech weapon systems are developed to the required level of quality.

What are we looking for?

  • You are a Quality Systems / Software professional experienced in process-based management systems in a design and development environment.
  • You have knowledge of systems and software processes including national and international standards and assurance requirements.
  • You will ideally have an Engineering Degree, or equivalent, with an understanding of new and appropriate technologies.
  • You have a collaborative but objective approach
  • You communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • You remain calm under pressure and cope well with unexpected changes
  • You can work independently and as part of a functional and integrated team, and can plan and prioritise your own work
  • You can grasp the essentials of a project, process, plan or problem but still work the detail
  • What’s in it for you?

  • You will understand how complex missile systems are designed, proved and delivered
  • You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects at all stages of the development life cycle.
  • You will be working with talented engineers, managers and quality assurance professionals
  • You will have considerable autonomy in the conduct of your work
  • You will gain experience of working with Quality professionals from France, Italy and Germany
  • You will have access to over 300 internal learning and development courses
  • You will be working as part of a cross functional and international team.
  • What would you get?

  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
  • The Role

  • Provide Quality Assurance across both programmes and functional activities of the Engineering Directorate assuring activities comply with BMS process requirements and contractual standards.
  • Planning and assessing Product Assurance Quality activities (System, Software and Integration Quality Assurance)
  • Proactively working with the projects and functions to improve MBDA’s processes
  • To develop, produce, certify and deliver products more effectively.
  • Identify and mitigate risks and issues / problems associated with process application, effectiveness and compliance.
  • Lead regular Project Quality Assessments and deliver detailed reports and metrics to the project team.
  • Develop and implement appropriate action plans with the project.
  • What’s great about the team?

  • Product Assurance Software Quality are a small medium team, based in 3 European countries and based in Stevenage and Bristol in the UK, whose role is to provide independent software and systems quality assurance at all stages of development, from initial concept to final qualification.
  • This particular role will be Bristol based but travel to the other UK sites is likely and on occasion may include some travel to mainland Europe.

  • We support engineers and managers across several Technical functional domains
  • We are specialists within a wider quality and technical assurance community
  • Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

    Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.

    Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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