Environmental Test Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
19 Sep 2019

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

We are looking for Environmental Test Engineers to join our experienced team within the Environmental Engineering and Facilities (EE&F) department, working in our test laboratory at Stevenage.
You will be working with our extensive range of test facilities to support high technology product development, formal qualification and failure investigations, whilst also being involved in the development of new techniques to improve effectiveness and reliability.

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally HNC/HND qualified or equivalent
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities
  • Practical person with proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective at working in teams with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience of mechanical (vibration and shock) and climatic testing, including derivation of control strategies, function of climatic chambers and equipment, vibration test controllers and data acquisition systems.
  • Good working knowledge of instrumentation types
  • Relevant experience of Environmental defence standards
  • A strong ability to identify the correct technical solution and drive this though with the Customer.
  • A less experienced candidate who is able and willing to learn on the job would be considered, starting at a lower level with the opportunity for progression as skills and experience develop.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to join a growing team to develop your skills whilst interacting with high technology equipment on a daily basis and working in a challenging environment where no two days are the same.  Involvement throughout the product lifecycle provides a unique insight into all aspects of weapon system development where you can make a difference.

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), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
 
The Role
The Environmental Test Engineer role covers the following typical responsibilities:
  • Ongoing liaison with the Project team, including input to the planning of test campaigns
  • Configuring and running tests using vibration, shock and climatic test facilities.
  • Writing Test House Certificates to report on test activities
  • Applying technical knowledge in a range of Environmental test techniques in compliance with DEF STAN 00-35, Mil Std 810 and other relevant standards.
  • Investigation of product behaviour and modifying tests accordingly; reviewing failures related to environmental inputs and recommending solutions.
  • Instrumentation and measurement of products exposed to environmental tests.
  • Definition and adaptation of test control strategies
  • Contributing to the development and commissioning of new test facilities.
 
What’s great about the team?

The team has a wide range of experience so there are great opportunities to learn from others as well as working in an atmosphere of high co-operation and team spirit pulling together to face challenges.
 
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).
 
Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.  LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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