Simulation and Modelling Engineer Undergraduate Placement 2023

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

Job Details

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

Simulation and Modelling 10 Month Placement

System modelling is a vital tool used to ensure MBDA provides reliable and cost effective weapon systems to our customers!

We build dynamic system performance models for MBDA products that are developed and used extensively throughout the product lifecycle from concept through to in service support. When used internally they allow our system designers to estimate performance which they can use to guide the product design. For our customer they provide a method of verifying system performance whilst reducing reliance on prohibitively expensive testing and trials. Once the product is in service our models continue to be used by the customer to understand system capability and assist with operator training.

What's the opportunity?

Modern weapon systems are made up of a large number of automated subsystems integrated together to provide the overall capability. This provides a unique challenge when developing accurate system level models as they are both large in scale and highly sophisticated with many interdependencies. As a model developer this means you will often encounter new and exciting problems which will require you to apply your intuition and innovation to solve.

Our teams implement AGILE working practices and dynamic working across multiple projects to meet demand and this is aided by the use of collaborative tools. We also work closely with other departments and companies to integrate subsystem models and design data. From these interactions you will gain a broad understanding of each subsystem that makes up the weapon system and how the system architecture makes these subsystems work together to provide an overall capability.

This placement is ideally suited to those that have a knowledge of programming languages; through training and support you'll learn to create simulation software in programming languages/environments such as:
  • Mathworks MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow
  • C/C++ programming
  • FORTRAN

The majority of your time you'll be working onsite in an office environment with a team of people around you to support you with your work.

Entry criteria, Salary and Start Date
  • Currently studying a Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering degree
  • Individuals interested in creating computer models of systems, passionate about solving complex problems within highly technical teams that enjoy working in a supportive environment.
  • £20,000 salary (pro rata)
  • 10 month placement starting September 2023

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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