Sparkworks (Technologist/Systems) Engineer

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
21 Nov 2018
Closes
21 Dec 2018
Ref
P7099
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
Role Title and Location:           Sparkworks (Technologist/Systems) Engineer - Bristol
Job Ref No:                                P7099
Directorate:                              Engineering Directorate
MBDA Level of role:                 Level 3 / Level 4 (dependent upon experience)
Reports to:                               Head of RF Technology / Chief Systems Engineer
 
The Opportunity
A vacancy has arisen in the Sparkworks area of the business for a scientist or engineer to work in Bristol on the technology and systems aspects of Radio Frequency Directed Energy systems and in related areas.
 
The Role
  • Working on a range of practical and theoretical studies relating to the early concept definition of new systems incorporating a range of novel technologies, including pulsed power, high power RF / microwaves and stealth
  • Leading or contributing to the development of demonstrator prototypes under customer or PV funding
  • Assisting in the evaluation of demonstrators through off-site trials at home and overseas and carrying out supporting RF simulation work
  • Undertaking systems studies, trade studies and requirements management in novel technology areas
  • Supporting in the certification of novel products and trials activities.
     
    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 manage 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
     
    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
  • Work on projects varying from a few weeks duration to several years
  • Access to a large laboratory suite, featuring several anechoic and screened test chambers and extensive high-voltage test facilities, supported by state-of-the-art test equipment.
  • Enjoy a high level of autonomy and ‘freedom to tinker’
  • 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.
     
    What are we looking for?
    We seek an experienced scientist or engineer with the following essential attributes:
  • Creativity, imagination and the ability to innovate
  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic principles of electricity and electromagnetism
  • 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
  • Candidates must be willing to undertake the DV (Developed Vetting) clearance process once working at MBDA
     
    A candidate who additionally possesses several of the following attributes would be particularly suited to the role:
  • Ideally holding a higher degree (e.g. Masters or PhD) in a physical sciences or engineering discipline
  • Strong hands-on practical / laboratory skills (ideally with a bias towards RF and/or electrical work)
  • Familiarity with well-known computer simulation codes (such as PSPICE, Matlab, CST MWS, COMSOL)
  • Familiarity with analysis of large datasets
  • Experience of systems requirements capture and management
     
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.
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