Command and Control (C2) Design Engineer Sea Ceptor Programme

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Bristol Avon
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Mar 2018
Ref
P6915
Contact
Rob Scott
Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an engineer to join the team responsible for the design and delivery of the Sea Ceptor weapon system Command and Control (C2) sub-system. Sea Ceptor is the new generation weapon system that will deliver the harmonised Air Defence capability to replace the legacy Seawolf system on Type 23 frigates (it has also been selected to be installed on the Type 26) for the Royal Navy and it also has export customers that include New Zealand and Chile.
The C2 sub-system performs threat evaluation and weapon assignment, management and control of the Sea Ceptor sub-systems and the engagement of targets and provides the primary interface with the ship’s command system.
We are looking for a capable, pro-active and enthusiastic engineer to join the C2 design team to help complete the qualification activities of the sub-system, delivery of the sub-system into active service with our customers and to support the further development of the sub-system.
The Role
Reporting into the Head of C2 Definition for Sea Ceptor, the primary role is to support software functional Verification and Validation (V&V) and certification for the Sea Ceptor C2 sub-system. Activities may also include support to V&V and design certification for the Launch Management sub-system and System Control Equipment components of the Sea Ceptor system.
Tasks may include:
  • Investigations into a full range of problems or developments as a member of a project team.
  • Support to sub-system studies and design definition.
  • Design of test scenarios, jointly with the software development team, for software proving.
  • Assessment of results for compliance and completeness of proving evidence.
  • Support to the preparation of sub-system safety cases.
  • Preparation of evidence to support verification/validation and qualification of the sub-systems leading to the preparation of design certificates.
  • Development of requirements and design for future export programmes
The role requires close working with the software team and the overall weapon system to ensure a consistent product which meets the customer needs.
What’s in it for you?
The role provides the opportunity to work as part of a team on a flagship programme for MBDA to deliver a new capability to the UK Customer and provide, through cooperation with the international MBDA, the future foundation for export in the naval based air defence market.
Through working on the programme in this role the role holder can expect to further develop his existing technical skills and knowledge particularly in software development and qualification and delivery to UK and export customers.
Command and Control is required for multiple MBDA products, and development of technical expertise in this area will place the successful applicant in good stead for future roles.
There are excellent training opportunities available in a broad range of relevant subjects, from formal training courses to on-the-job training learning from the existing experienced team.
What’s great about the team?
The role holder will join an existing team that is in the late stages of the baseline UK programme, so there is the opportunity for the role holder to make a significant difference in achieving a successful handover to the end user and enabling future export programmes to be won and delivered.
You will be joining an established team with significant depth of technical expertise that is working to meet the demands of current programmes running in parallel with giving consideration to future weapon systems.
The team is currently delivering three concurrent programmes, with more in the pipeline. This gives the applicant the opportunity to work across programmes at different stages of the delivery lifecycle.
This team requires high calibre, flexible, motivated team players that are committed to delivery within a complex environment.
What are we looking for?
  • Sound understanding of the system engineering, verification and validation process (including system and sub-system specification, test, integration and certification).
  • Desirable to have knowledge of DOORS for requirement management, tracking and mapping certification evidence, but training will be provided as required.
  • Ability to create effective working relationships with internal stakeholders (e.g. systems and software teams).
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work to deadlines under programme and cost pressures.
  • Knowledge of Rhapsody and SysML would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Good informal and formal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyse problems and propose robust solutions.
  • Ideally Engineering degree or equivalent.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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