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Fuel Systems Engineer

Closing date
31 Mar 2024

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Parental benefits including up to 26 weeks full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking ( and gym on site at Stevenage )
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you would need to be onsite 3 days per week and the remainder home working. Some visits to external suppliers and other MBDA sites is likely to be required.

The opportunity:

We have an opportunity for an experienced aerospace Fuel Systems engineer to join our dynamic team on fast paced and exciting projects. Our team delivers fuel system design solutions, requirements and proving across a range of defence projects.

This role will focus on fluid mechanical equipment within the fuel system, and the development of 1-d Fluid models for the fuel system in support of a number for assessment and development programmes. The tasks can include feasibility studies, system specification and design, trade-off studies, liaison with suppliers, and development of modelling techniques. Our team engages with the missile architects and propulsion engineers to develop the best fuel system for the application.

Working in a small and enthusiastic team on a range of world class projects you'll have a chance to establish the way that fuel systems modelling will be used in future projects.

What we're looking for from you:
  • An appropriate Degree or Masters e.g. Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or industry experience
  • Knowledge of fluid-mechanical design for fluid system components
  • A working knowledge of at least one fluid system modelling tool, such as Amesim or Flomaster or SimScape.
  • An ability to develop concept design solutions with limited information and changing requirements
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to work with, influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business
  • Positive collaborative behaviours and be a team player
  • Knowledge of airframe or aircraft engine fuel systems
  • Knowledge of Jet Fuels
  • Be driven and capable of working on their own initiative with a minimum of supervision
  • Have the ability to visualise and analyse complex systems
  • Have a good understanding of, and good working experience in, all phases of the engineering life cycle
  • Knowledge of propulsion systems is an advantage

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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 Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. 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.


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.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

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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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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