Environmental Calibration Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02663
  • Closing date 17th Apr 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…
MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

An opportunity has arisen for a conscientious, adaptable person to join our Environmental Facilities team working with high technology equipment daily, to provide vital support to the wider group in the areas of calibration, validation and test configuration. The role involves a great mix of activities within a laboratory environment and with the chance to work with instrumentation, test equipment and experimental test hardware.

What are we looking for:
  • Experience of Calibration practices and operations essential.
  • High attention to detail and accurate, up to date record keeping
  • Knowledge of, and/or ability to learn, laboratory quality management system processes (including UKAS / ISO17025 requirements) and other related processes.
  • Able to safely handle and use components, tools, parts and products (training will be given where necessary).
  • Flexible and able to plan own work in a pressurised environment
  • Practical, reliable person with a willingness and ability to learn, and can work under own supervision to deliver results to set timescales.
  • Knowledge of ‘Access’ and SAP would be an advantage.
Here’s what’s in it for you

This is a role within a growing team which provides opportunity to develop pre-existing skills and experience whilst undertaking a variety of tasks; we provide on the job training as required. There is potential for progress into other areas of the Environmental Engineering and Facilities department.
The Role
  • Plan, deliver and monitor tasks; ensuring requirements are delivered according to cost, quality and schedule.
  • Calibration of accelerometers and temperature measuring sensors.
  • Validation/Calibration of fixed and portable environmental test chambers/enclosures.
  • Validation/Calibration and installation of environmental instrumentation (e.g. accelerometers, thermocouples, strain gauges etc.)
  • Provide assistance to EE&F team members & colleagues for some laboratory / facility tasks (e.g. shaker re-configuration and fixture / test item attachment / demounting.
  • Support the development of solutions to technical issues and process improvement opportunities within the team.
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a small, friendly & focused team responsible for providing essential support to all environmental and structural testing activities within the Test laboratory Group.
  • There is great team spirit, working together to continuously improve the reliability and availability of the test facilities in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
We can offer you:

*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 would like 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 ‎


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.
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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.