Integration and Systems Validation Engineer

  • Location Bristol
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8172BF
  • Closing date 7th Feb 2021

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

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 the integration and testing on Naval and Land Platforms.
This is an opportunity at the heart of the Integration team for a suitable person that will expose and involve them in a wide spread of System Level Trials. There is the potential for extensive off-site work once it has been demonstrated that you are suitably experienced in the operation of equipment and processes that need to be followed.
You will be expected to design tests, debug, conduct, analyse and report the trials as part of the wider team. There will be a need to work well within a team separated from main MBDA sites.

The Role

The roles encompass the life-cycle phases from Assessment through to in Service and will include some or all of the following activities:-
  • Trials Planning: Designing and planning trials ensuring that the required data is obtained from the trial.
  • Trials Conduct: the conduct of trials activities such as lab based trials, platform trials and/or Live Firing Trials in both UK and overseas locations.
  • The conduct of lab based compatibility activities.
  • Supporting and guiding 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
  • Naval Integration
  • Ground/Land Integration
  • Missile Test
  • Interface Design
  • System assessment and acceptance
  • Design Verification
  • Electrical / mechanical construction and interfacing
  • Electronic design/test
  • Network integration
Plus:
  • 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
  • Beneficial to have experience of MBSE tools, e.g. DOORS, Rhapsody, RTC
  • Beneficial to have experience of coding, especially Python

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

MBDA is an award winning company; 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.
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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

WHO WE ARE

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.

MORE THAN A JOB

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. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

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.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

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.