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Environmental / Ground Trials Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Discipline
Project Engineering
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

The holder of this role will report directly to the Head of Ground Trials & will be part of a team of MBDA(UK) & MBDA(IT) System Proving engineers running multiple environmental and ground trials for both the CAMM and CAMM-ER programmes.

Activities will include:
  • The support the successful delivery of the CAMM-ER live Environmental Qualification Trial at an external environmental test house.
  • Support to live Munition drop trials.
  • Live/inert build support to CAMM Family programmes.
  • Live testing using ground trials equipment such as the Missile Running Box.
  • Generating support documentation and reports
  • Supporting presentations at Working Groups and Test Reviews
Experience of trials support activities including preparation of hardware (build, integration & test), trials conduct and trials activity reporting. Collaborating with all areas of a project, range authorities & other defence companies. Particular knowledge of live missile build, live missile test & associated safety documentations / submissions would be advantageous.

What we’re looking for
  • Proven engineering background
  • Experience of Environmental Testing or working on environmental trials
  • Problem solving and reporting
  • Analytical approach to data analysis
  • Understanding and experience of data capturing techniques
  • Ability to understand technical documentation
  • Experience of writing trials documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate at various levels within MBDA(UK) and external agencies
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team.
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 and site facilities *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.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role!

Company

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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