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Antenna Design Engineer

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Jun 2022
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Bristol

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Join the Seeker and Datalink Systems team as an Antenna Designer - RF (Radio Frequency) within and work on the development of antennas from Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) to electrically small and low RCS antennas. This is a complex and exciting area of antenna technology development, used for the next generation of MBDA products.

We need you to have experience in antenna design including computer modelling using HFSS, test and measurement and experience in the post-processing of data using MATLAB.

Your role will involve:
  • Detailed design of novel antennas for multi-mode seekers based on AESA and wideband passive sensors, exploiting the latest development in meta-materials, additive layer manufacturing and high impedance laminates
  • Developing sub-system solutions to support higher level product developments considering constraints such as limited space and harsh operating environments
  • Electromagnetic modelling in HFSS, complex simulations of antenna arrays, and post-processing data using MATLAB
  • Overseeing the transition of development hardware into production
  • Working cross-functionally with RF Engineers, Seeker Systems teams, EO & IR Sensors teams among others

What we're looking for
  • Antenna design experience
  • Electromagnetic simulation experience (using tools like HFSS or CST Studio)
  • Knowledge of microwave frequencies (ideally UHF and frequencies in excess of X-band)
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • While not essential, it would be beneficial if you had experience of Simulink, and hands on experience in the lab environment.

Here's what's in it for you
  • You'll be exposed to complex and technologically advanced products at the forefront of industry development
  • Involvement at various stages of seeker development from concept stage through to hardware design and manufacture
  • Opportunity to have a real influence on the development of products for our customers

Join a great team!

We're a multi-disciplined team focussed on achieving complex designs to demanding timescales, ultimately providing our customers with a product that meets their needs. This includes a range of experience and skills, benefitting from a regular intake of graduates and apprentices right through to supportive technical experts.

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

Benefits Package

*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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