Integration and Systems Validation Engineer

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
11 Oct 2018
Closes
10 Nov 2018
Ref
P7395
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity
Within the Integration and System Validation team based in Bristol, we have a number of roles to undertake a range of Integration and System Validation activities, supplying specialist advice and support to projects as appropriate. This role is to support aircraft integration and testing.
MBDA have multiple strands of testing in order to integrate onto the platform, at locations including MBDA Bristol, at the UK Customer site and at UK test ranges.
This is an opportunity in the FASGW Trials team for an experienced individual that will expose and involve them in a wide spread of System Level Trials. This will involve off-site work once the individual has demonstrated that they are suitably experienced in the operation of equipment and processes that need to be followed.
The individual will be expected to design tests, debug, conduct, analyse and report the trials as part of the wider Trials team.
 
The Role
The roles encompass the lifecycle phases from Assessment through to in Service and will include some or all of the following activities:-
  • Trials Planning: Designing and planning trials including Lab, Loading, Drop, Interoperability, Jettison, Environmental and Live Firing Trials to ensure that the required data is obtained from the trial.
  • Trials Conduct: the conduct of trials activities such as Lab, Loading, Drop, Interoperability, Jettison, Environmental and Live Firing Trials in the UK.
  • Trials data gathering, analysis and reporting.
  • The conduct of lab based compatibility activities.
  • Leading and supporting engineering activities on trials sites for various MBDA products for customers to demonstrate system operability.
  • Leading and supporting demonstrations and customer acceptance trials on complex weapon systems.
  • Prepare trials and integration documentation at all stages of a project life cycle.
  • Carry out investigations into a full range of engineering problems, and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Define testing approaches and specify tests in assigned/specialist area(s).
  • Plan, control and deliver assigned projects or work packages, and make an input as required to cross-functional projects/investigations.
What’s in it for you?
  • This is a wide ranging role with opportunities for structured career development across a number of engineering disciplines
  • Opportunities for travel within the UK and potentially overseas.
What’s great about the team?
  • The ISV team is a key element in delivery of complex weapon systems development programmes and therefore provides an innovative, dynamic, delivery focused environment
  • Opportunities for both office based and field based activities.
What are we looking for?
Experience of working in one of the following environments:
  • System Integration
  • Design Proving and Trials
  • Aircraft Integration
  • Ground/Land Integration
  • Missile Test
  • Interface Design
  • System assessment and acceptance
  • Design Verification
  • Electrical / mechanical construction and interfacing
  • Electronic design/test
    Plus:
  • Ideally an Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Good verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Be able to communicate with a wide range of internal customers, sub-contractors / partners/ suppliers at both engineering and management levels.
     
    What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, 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.
     
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