Environmental Graduate Engineer 2023

Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the Future of Defence.

Environmental Graduate Engineer

The mission of Environmental Engineering and Facilities (EE&F) is:
  • To define the environments (e.g. shock, vibration, temperature, humidity) that MBDA's products will see in service
  • To support other Functions and Projects in developing robust designs and efficient proving strategies
  • To generate the evidence to demonstrate our products will meet our customer's environmental requirements

What's the opportunity?

Experience a wide variety of work! Including; hands-on mechanical and climatic testing, system proving and project management as well as environmental data gathering trials and analysis. With mentorship, you will be given responsibility for delivering tasks of real substance from the beginning of the programme.

You will operate in a challenging, encouraging and technically exciting working environment. In addition, you will work towards Chartership through MBDA's accredited schemes with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) or Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). A Chartered mentor will aid you throughout this process.

Through the Programme you will:
  • Be given immediate responsibility, becoming a key member of the team and delivering on real task packages from day one.
  • Learn how a weapon system is developed from an environmental perspective, through risk reduction, design assessment and ultimately qualification testing for customer acceptance and in service use.
  • Work on a range of projects at different stages of the product development cycle, as well as in service support.
  • Have the opportunity to influence product design by defining environmental requirements in line with the customer's needs and expectations.
  • Gain hands on experience applying environmental and structural test requirements in our UKAS accredited laboratory.
  • Learn how to measure, process and analyse a variety of environmental data from flight and firing trials, or from laboratory tests.
  • Be involved with off-site environmental data gathering trials, if the opportunity arises.
  • Collaborate with partners from across MBDA and the customer community.
  • Be given formal training, alongside learning on the job, as part of your personal development.

Entry criteria, Salary and Benefits
  • Degree qualified (minimum 2.2) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Maths, Physics or related subject.
  • A genuine interest in the environmental engineering field.
  • An aptitude for both theoretical and practical work.
  • A willing and helpful attitude, with a desire to constantly develop yourself.
  • £30,000 starting salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more

Why choose 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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