Integration and Systems Validation Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
18 Oct 2020

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Discipline
Project Engineering, Systems
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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The Opportunity

Within the Integration and System Validation team based in Stevenage, 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.
 
What are we looking for?
Experience of working in one of the following environments:
  • System Integration
  • Design Proving and Trials
  • 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’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  
 
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 Air Carry Trials and Live Firing Trials to ensure that the required data is obtained from the trial.
  • Trials Conduct: the conduct of trials activities such as Environmental trials, Electro Magnetic Capability/Electro Magnetic Pulse trials, Hardware-in-the-loop, Safety trials on live ordnance, Flight Trials and Live Firing Trials in both UK and overseas locations.
  • Trials data gathering, assessment and reporting.
  • The conduct of lab based compatibility activities.
  • Missile preparation and test, including live build activities.
  • Design Certification. Production of Design Verification Plans and Certificates of Design.
  • 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, solely 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.
  • Plan, control and deliver assigned projects or work packages, and make an input as required to cross-functional projects/investigations.
 
What’s great about the team?
  • The ISV team a key element in delivery of complex weapon systems development programmes and therefore provides an innovative, dynamic, delivery focused environment
  • Opportunities for both office/lab based and field based activities  
 
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
 
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the 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).
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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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