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Aerodynamics Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
7 Nov 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 Aerodynamics department has an exciting opportunity to join a team of highly experienced engineers working at the forefront of high speed missile aerodynamics. In this role you would find yourself a member of a team delivering highly innovative solutions for a wide range of missile systems.

The role

Working as part of the aerodynamics team you will be involved in the aerodynamic design, characterisation and assessment of missile airframes, from early concept design through to in-service support and integration onto platforms. The role requires a broad range of knowledge and skills in the fields of aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and propulsion, and presents the opportunity to use a range of CFD tools and methods, as well as in-house performance analysis tools. You may also be involved in physical wind-tunnel testing and the assessment of trials results. The activities cover free-flight, propulsion system installation aspects and the integration of our missiles onto air, land and sea platforms.

What we’re looking for
  • A strong background in aerospace aerodynamics and a desire to get involved in innovative product development, with a proven record of delivering results to time, cost and quality.
  • Experience using a range of CFD methods (steady and/or unsteady, RANS and/or DES) or conducting physical wind tunnel testing
  • Experience with a programming/scripting language, such as Matlab or Python, would be beneficial
What’s in it for you?
  • You will be working at the cutting-edge of missile aerodynamics as part of a team of specialist engineers, using some of the most sophisticated technology in defence.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to work with a variety of hugely challenging flow regimes, ranging from low speed (subsonic & transonic) flow all the way through to high speed (supersonic & hypersonic)
  • Opportunities to be a part of multi-function teams within MBDA, collaborating with systems design, mechanical design, thermal analysis, simulation & modelling and guidance, navigation & control, as well as working with external organisations such as the MOD, other aerospace companies & academia
  • Access to a wide-range of opportunities to broaden skills and support your personal development.
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.
Join a great team!

You will be joining a team of approximately forty engineers who together form a world-class weapon aerodynamic design capability. This team has a broad range of specialist and multi-disciplinary skills and are involved in a wide range of activities, providing opportunities for working on and influencing the entire MBDA UK portfolio from the initial research and concept phase, through maturation and development, and into in-service support.

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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