Motor Control Systems Engineer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02452
  • 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

Salary: Up to £55k + Excellent Bonus and Benefits

Part time working considered

MBDA is the leading European supplier of Missiles and Missile Systems. Our Actuation Systems group specialises in the design and development of missile actuation systems. An opportunity has arisen to join this dynamic team as a Motor Control Systems Engineer, leading the design, development and validation of control systems across a range of actuator products.
The Motor Control Systems Engineer will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary design team, owning the design, development and proving of control algorithms and ensuring that Customer performance requirements are successfully met. Responsibilities may include:-
  • Development of control algorithms for both analogue and digital systems, typically in the control of BLDC motors.
  • Modelling of Actuation Systems and conducting performance assessments.
  • Identification of sub-system requirements (mechanical, electronics, software).
  • Identification of suitable electromechanical components (particularly motors and sensors), working co-operatively with suppliers where needed.
  • Definition of design proving plans and conducting design proving tests in support of product qualification.
What we’re looking for
Essential Skills
  • Experience utilising the MATLAB / Simulink toolset for the generation of control algorithms ready for deployment within embedded systems.
  • The ability to derive governing system equations (i.e. system transfer functions) across a range of electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a design team from a range of backgrounds.
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of position sensors, microprocessors and software development would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of electric motors and drive / commutation strategies e.g. Field Oriented Control (FOC) or Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) techniques.
  • Understanding of DO-178C or DO-331 coding standards.
What’s in it for you?
  • Being at the core of the design team you will have the opportunity to:-
  • Experience product development across the full product lifecycle from concept development through to production and in service support.
  • Develop technical skills and knowledge with structured skills development and training programmes.
  • Work across multi-national teams on projects for customers across our partner nations.
  • Lead research and development task packages.
Our benefits

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

Why us?
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’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

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.