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Fuel Systems Engineer

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23 Jul 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow
Hybrid working pattern available
Basic salary dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

We have an opportunity for an experienced Aerospace Fuel Systems Engineer to join our team on fast paced and exciting projects. Our team delivers fuel system design solutions, requirements and proving across a range of defence projects.

You will focus on fluid mechanical equipment within the fuel system, and the development of 1-d fluid models in support of a number for assessment and development programmes. The tasks can include feasibility studies, system specification and design, trade-off studies, liaison with suppliers, and development of modelling techniques. Our team engages with the missile architects and propulsion engineers to develop the best fuel system for the application.
Successful applicants will have:
  • Ideally, an appropriate bachelor or masters level qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of fluid-mechanical design for fluid system components
  • Working knowledge of at least one fluid system modelling tool, such as Amesim, Flomaster, SimScape
  • The skills to develop concept design solutions with limited information and changing requirements
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, able to partner, influence and negotiate across the business
  • Positive collaborative behaviours
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Knowledge of air vehicle fuel system design
  • Knowledge of jet fuels
  • Drive and capability to working on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to visualise and analyse complex systems
  • Good understanding of, and good working experience in, all phases of the engineering life cycle
Here's what's in it for you
A chance to define the way that fuel systems modelling will be used in future projects, working within a small team to develop MBDA fuel systems capability. You will be joining a small yet enthusiastic team, working on a vast range of intriguing, world-class projects.
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.


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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