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Thermal Engineer

£55000 DOE
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you an engineer who excels in thermal analysis and demonstrates a strong passion for their work? Do you thrive in a collaborative and supportive environment that fosters innovation? If so, this opportunity at MBDA might be the ideal fit for you!

Job Title: Thermal Engineer

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Location: Stevenage (we may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: typically, 2 to 3 days per week on-site, due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship .

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

The Thermal Analysis Team provides thermal management expertise and solutions across all MBDA products. This is pivotal to the future success of MBDA and the security of the UK in an increasingly unstable world.

As a Thermal Engineer at MBDA, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that will stretch your skills and imagination.

You will be involved in the development of electronic and mechanical equipment in our products as well as underwriting the thermal performance of the systems and their integration into the weapon platforms.

As an important part of the growing Thermal Analysis team, you will have the opportunity to work on the thermal management of air, sea and ground launched missiles, launchers and directed energy weapons. We are also key to the development of future technology in such fields as hypersonic flight, low observability, etc.

Typical activities will range from research & development through to delivery of the product using low and high fidelity thermal modelling, physical testing and liaison with suppliers, customers and other MBDA project team members.

We are a highly motivated, supportive team with a strong desire to improve our effectiveness through training, method & tools development and interaction with the wider business in the UK and abroad.

In our Stevenage office, you will find a supportive environment where people feel valued and are enabled to achieve their full potential. Whilst onsite you will have access to high performance computing systems, subsidised catering, gym facilities and much more. Our Dynamic Working Agreements also allow high levels of flexibility and a balance of office and remote working, both at home and in other MBDA UK offices such as Bristol or Bolton.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Degree qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Good problem solving skills coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of heat transfer analysis using computational methods and manual calculations.
  • Experience applying CAE tools (ANSYS Mechanical/FLUENT/Icepak, MATLAB, Simulink and Python) to investigate heat transfer problems in an industrial environment. We are open to engineers with experience using other similar tool sets and the necessary training will be provided to the successful applicant.
  • Motivated individual who is organised and has strong interpersonal skills.

  • It will be highly advantageous to have considerable Industrial experience, preferably in the thermal management and qualification of electronic or electro-mechanical systems.
  • The ability to achieve DV clearance.
  • Post graduate qualification in a subject relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing the delivery of work packages as either an individual or leading small teams.

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus: Up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Overtime: opportunity for paid overtime
  • Flexi Leave: Up to 15 additional days
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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.


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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