Integration & Systems Validation Graduate Engineer 2023

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the Future of Defence.
Integration & Systems Validation (ISV) Graduate Engineer
ISV are responsible for the proving software, hardware and systems in the latest Complex Weapons capabilities. This includes planning and documentations trials, conducting test activities in on-site laboratories and with off-site companies, and reporting and analysing data.

You will be conducting these tasks across a wide range of trials activities:
  • Ground Trials: environmental testing, electro-magnetic compatibility testing, sub-system field trials
  • Firing Trials: qualification firings, customer demonstrations, de-risking and development firings
  • Flight Trials: environmental data-gathering, seeker data-gathering, datalink communications, functional air carriage, firing trial de-risking
  • Functional Integration: system compatibility, missile/launcher preparation, synthetic environment
  • In-Service Support: life monitoring & extension, supporting in-service firings, interacting with the customer

You will likely have opportunities to travel throughout the UK and possibly internationally to support these activities.

You will undertake four six-month placements over the 2 years, working in a variety of projects. There is an opportunity to undertake one six-month placement in another part of the company, potentially in one of MBDA's international offices. Alternatively, the placement could be external to MBDA with another defence supplier or with MoD.

This role is suited to those that enjoy the creativity and practicality of working with problems to arrive at logical solutions.
What's great about this role
Our ISV function will support you to become a fully integrated member of the team with the opportunity to assume an increasing level of responsibility. We offer varied roles with scope to choose placements based on interests and skills.

Our people are adaptable and the role is varied and fast paced - Innovation is a company value that we practice the most.

We offer training and experience to learn systems engineering methods and tools, such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), in addition to training given as part of the Early Careers Programme.

Systems Engineers work with people across all engineering fields and business teams, meeting suppliers and customers and engaging with international MBDA colleagues. There is also Opportunity to travel both within the UK and potentially internationally.

We offer a wide support network of experienced engineers with support to work towards Chartership if desired (100% of fees paid during Early Careers Programme).
Entry criteria, Salary and Benefits
  • Degree qualified (minimum 2.2) in a STEM subject.
  • £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.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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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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