Electrical Systems Architect

Ref No. BHN519385
Salary £46 - £60/hour
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (12 Months )
Job Status Open


Electrical Systems Architect - 12 month contract - Stevenage with a mix of remote working - £60ph UMB or £46ph PAYE (Inside IR35)


Electrical Systems

The Job

Electrical Systems Architect - 12 month contract - Stevenage with a mix of remote working - £60ph UMB or £46ph PAYE (Inside IR35)

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

Clearance Requirements & Eligibility


This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a Criminal Record Check. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC. In addition, this role involves direct access to ITAR Material. Therefore we can only consider UK Nationals for this position. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

Overview of department:

Missile Architecture - Electrical Architects/Engineers are involved in all aspects of missile development, from the early concept studies to series production and in-service support within MBDA. It's an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to build on their engineering experience.

The Role

You will be responsible for the electrical architecture and requirements for missile and/or associated launcher systems with duties including:

  • Defining the optimum electrical architecture against requirements
  • Specifying communication and processing architecture
  • Specifying the power architecture, including power budget and power profiles
  • Signal safety design, including routing of safety related signals
  • Specifying interface definitions and characteristics between subsystems/equipment
  • Determining requirements for EMC, bonding, grounding and screening
  • Supporting test activities during integration and system qualification
  • Reviewing and authoring guidelines/processes
  • Working to defence/industry standards

Alternatively, acting as the Equipment Manager (RMO) for specific electrical/electronic equipment(s) you will:

  • Own all of the requirements for the equipment(s)
  • Produce Statement(s) of Work for the associated design authority
  • Create and update plans showing activities for the equipment(s)
  • Technically manage internal & external suppliers for delivery of the equipment(s) work packages to time, cost, quality and performance requirements
  • Project manage the equipment(s) on behalf of the project
  • Review qualification verification evidence

For both activities you will control assigned budget(s) and manage your personal workload.

Essential Skills

Technical Experience Required

  • electrical/electronics
  • interfaces
  • data communication
  • knowledge of defence/industry standards, etc.
  • degree level qualification in a related subject.


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