We are seeking a Missile Mechanical Architect to join the UK R&D facility of this world-leading missile systems company based in Stevenage.
As the Missile Mechanical Architect you will be responsible for the delivery of mechanical architecture activities to time, cost, quality and performance requirements. This will include being responsible for the structured management of all mechanical & electro-mechanical activities. Depending on the role, you may be responsible for establishing the Missile Airframe TRS to ensure a structured and coherent mechanical response to the overall Missile TRS and the management of the mechanical interface with the launcher. You will be responsible for the management of Mechanical & Thermal Interfaces across the Missile and for defining the optimum mechanical architecture for all variants of the missile, ensuring the mechanical architecture and interfaces meet requirements.
You will undertake the implementation of GMA Policies to ensure Modularity & Reuse objectives are achieved. You will be responsible for the development of the overall proving logic for the validation of the Airframe and for ensuring mechanical compliance to the Airframe TRS for missile certificate of design. You would interface with and manage customer expectations throughout the development process and be responsible for producing Statements of Work and plans for activities within their sphere of responsibility. In addition, you would be responsible for direct technical supervision of engineers within your team and indirect management of engineers in the extended project team. You would also be responsible for controlling assigned budgets, managing personal workload and identifying any further resource needs.
The successful candidate should be educated to degree level with significant experience or an equivalent qualification having obtained significant experience of mechanical engineering. Good knowledge and experience of missile mechanical design, including Static & Dynamic Analysis; Design for Environment; Thermal Management is necessary. You will also require a good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, including aerodynamics; testability and production. Experience developing proving logic and managing the generation of compliance evidence towards C of D and across the full Product Life Cycle is also required. You will have strong leadership skills and the ability to influence senior managers and other stakeholders across the company. You should have the ability to technically manage internal and sub-contract activities. A willingness to travel within UK and Europe is also required.
You will be joining a world leading, global missile systems company, delivering cutting-edge technologies to their multinational customer base. They operate in all of the major world markets and are the only company able to design and produce missiles and missile systems for army, navy and air forces.
With around 10,000 employees based across the UK, France, Italy, Germany and the USA, their growing reputation for innovation and technical excellence owes much to their engineering facilities, rated amongst the most modern in the world.