Simulation and Modelling Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P7877F
  • Closing date 24th Oct 2020

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Simulation and Modelling Engineer to become a key member of a dynamic team working on a fast-moving and challenging project.
Simulation and Modelling is central to the design and development of MBDA’s products. Models are developed for many purposes throughout the lifecycle of the product and contribute across the System Engineering process. The Simulation and Modelling team is responsible for the development of these models and they are used to support:
  • initial feasibility, concept proving and design trade-off studies
  • Hardware in the Loop, algorithm and software activities
  • trials programmes, including trials predictions used as part of the fit-to-fire decision and post-trials analysis for detailed trials evaluation
  • formal performance statements, certificate of design and design verification processes for the guided weapon system

The Role

  • As an experienced Level 4 engineer you will be responsible for design, development and integration of models and components to support programmes within MBDA.
  • You will take a lead in ensuring that model design and architecture is fit for current needs and scalable and extendable to allow incorporation of future requirements and growth.
  • Provide support to other team members in overcoming complex issues within models and software and providing advice on model and software design best practice.
  • You will be expected to engage with the model users, understand and respond to their needs and ensure that the model is fit for its intended use.
  • You will be able to act as a point of contact for Simulation and Modelling’s interactions with other teams e.g. Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Guidance Navigation & Control and Systems Design & Validation

What's great about the role?

  • You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the design and functionality of MBDA’s weapon systems through your model development work and will understand how Simulation and Modelling supports our products
  • You will have the opportunity to build relationships with engineers in related disciplines with whom we have a high level of interaction
  • You will have an in-depth exposure to modelling tools as used by Simulation and Modelling and have the opportunity to develop relevant skills and apply them in developing large scale models.
  • You will be part of an international function, with the possibility for interactions with our colleagues in France and Italy.
    What’s great about joining this team?
  • You will be joining a vibrant, hard-working team with a successful track record in achieving project milestones on time and on budget.
  • You will be working in a very challenging environment which we are continuously improving to bring benefits to the programmes we are involved in. This includes processes, methods and toolsets, each of which brings a variety of specific challenges to solve in order to fully exploit new benefits across a wide range of programmes.
    What are we looking for?
    An appropriate good Engineering Degree or Masters in Systems or Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics and a proven track record in the following:
  • Simulation & Modelling - preferably on Aerospace projects
  • Simulink, MATLAB, and Stateflow
  • High level programming languages, e.g. FORTRAN, C/C++
  • Ability to produce a computer simulation from a mathematical specification
    Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of the following:
  • Software design
  • Software construction
  • Working within a software quality process
    In addition you will:
  • be highly autonomous and pro-active and be capable of working on your own initiative with a minimum of supervision, as well as within a Simulation and Modelling team working transversally with other functions
  • have an understanding of and an ability to work within defined processes
  • have the ability to visualize and analyse complex systems
  • have good verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • have practical knowledge of basic systems engineering principles and processes
  • be able to work with engineering teams, including in-house and contractor personnel
  • have experience in applying systems engineering practices to software development efforts.
    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.
    MBDA UK require 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).

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.


We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

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With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.


We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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