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Aerodynamics Engineer

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5 Nov 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

The Aerodynamics department has an exciting opportunity to join a team of highly experienced engineers working at the forefront of high speed missile aerodynamics. In this role you would find yourself a member of a team delivering highly innovative solutions for a wide range of missile systems.

The Role

Working as part of the aerodynamics team you will be involved in the aerodynamic design, characterisation and assessment of missile airframes, from early concept design through to in-service support and integration onto platforms. The role requires a broad range of knowledge and skills in the fields of aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and propulsion, and presents the opportunity to use a range of CFD tools and methods, as well as in-house performance analysis tools. You may also be involved in physical wind-tunnel testing and the assessment of trials results. The activities cover free-flight, propulsion system installation aspects and the integration of our missiles onto air, land and sea platforms.

What we're looking for
  • A strong background in aerospace aerodynamics and a desire to get involved in innovative product development, with a proven record of delivering results to time, cost and quality.
  • Experience using a range of CFD methods (steady and/or unsteady, RANS and/or DES) or conducting physical wind tunnel testing
  • Experience with a programming/scripting language, such as Matlab or Python, would be beneficial

What's in it for you?
  • You will be working at the cutting-edge of missile aerodynamics as part of a team of specialist engineers, using some of the most sophisticated technology in defence.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to work with a variety of hugely challenging flow regimes, ranging from low speed (subsonic & transonic) flow all the way through to high speed (supersonic & hypersonic)
  • Opportunities to be a part of multi-function teams within MBDA, collaborating with systems design, mechanical design, thermal analysis, simulation & modelling and guidance, navigation & control, as well as working with external organisations such as the MOD, other aerospace companies & academia
  • Access to a wide-range of opportunities to broaden skills and support your personal development.

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.

Join a great team!

You will be joining a team of approximately forty engineers who together form a world-class weapon aerodynamic design capability. This team has a broad range of specialist and multi-disciplinary skills and are involved in a wide range of activities, providing opportunities for working on and influencing the entire MBDA UK portfolio from the initial research and concept phase, through maturation and development, and into in-service support.

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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

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Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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