Systems Design Engineer - Graduate Programme MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.Salary
: £30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus.Closing date for this role is midnight on Monday 22nd January.What we can offer you:
- 2 year programme starting September 2024
- Company bonus and twice yearly salary reviews
- Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
- 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase) and up to 15 days flexi leave
- Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
- Excellent career progression and development opportunities
- Flexible working
Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but this will depend on project requirements and the need for access to specific site facilities.The Opportunity
Working within one of our Systems Design functions, you will be involved in designing the latest Complex Weapons capabilities for the UK and partner nation Armed Forces in response to advanced threats in Air, Land, Maritime and Cyber domains.
You will undertake four six-month placements over the two years, working on a variety of projects according to your interests and skill set. These placements will enable you to apply the Systems Engineering ‘V' model across the whole product lifecycle - including:
- Researching future technologies and novel domains;
- Developing requirements and functional architectures;
- Creating concept solutions through Agile methodologies;
- Analysing performance and conducting trade space studies;
- Conducting verification and validation through trials and lab tests.
Across the Systems Engineering domain, we offer exposure to a wide variety of different technologies, engineering methodologies, and customer needs associated with specific products or capabilities.
You may choose to undertake one six-month placement in another part of the company, for example a technical function such as Aerodynamics or Simulation & Modelling, a non-engineering area such as Sales and Business, or potentially in one of MBDA's international offices. Alternatively, the placement could be external to MBDA with another defence supplier or with the MOD (Ministry of Defence).
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 Systems Design 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 Program).What we're looking for from you
- Degree qualified in an Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Maths, Technology, Computing or General Science discipline (minimum 2:2).
We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.
We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.
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: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Due to the nature of our work, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.
Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.