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Motor Control Systems Engineer

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Up to £40k DOE + Excellent Benefits + Bonus + Hybrid working

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, contributing to the design, development and validation of embedded control systems across a range of actuator products.

The Role

The Motor Control Systems Engineer will work collaboratively within the Control Systems team, on the design, development and proving of control algorithms for Actuation Systems products. Responsibilities will include:-
  • Development of control algorithms in applications typically for the control of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Modelling of the actuation system within Matlab and Simulink toolsets for the purposes of performance analysis.
  • Design and implementation of proving trials and subsequent data analysis to validate overall system performance with respect to design requirements.
  • Support the system architecture definition and interact with various design disciplines ensuring the needs of the control system design are met.

What are we looking for?
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a design team.
  • Understanding of classical control algorithm design techniques.
  • Knowledge of MATLAB / Simulink toolsets for data analysis or embedded code generation.
  • Ability to model real world electronic or mechanical systems, developing transfer function or state space representations.

The role would suit applicants in the early stages of their careers with experience in similar fields and/or a Master's degree with demonstrable study in relevant topic areas.

What's in it for you?
  • You will sit at the core of a multi-functional design team with the opportunity to widen your knowledge in areas such as Electronics, Mechanical and Software design providing an excellent base for further career development.
  • You will experience development across the full product lifecycle with opportunities ranging from concept and new technology development through to product qualification and production support.
  • The role is more than theoretical, and you will have the opportunity to get hands on with hardware and actively participate in hardware integration and trials 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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