Environmental Engineering Graduate
graduate scheme

Environmental Engineering Graduate

MBDA UK Limited
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
14 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

A two-year Early Careers Programme (ECP) within the Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) department in Stevenage.

EE&F provide MBDA with the ability to simulate real world mechanical and climatic environments (vibration, shock, temperature, etc.). Our facilities and expertise allow us as a company to design, develop and test our products to ensure they work as required and remain safe in service.

The work conducted spans both practical and theoretical aspects, and will allow you to get hands-on with our weapon systems and products, while creating and testing against environmental requirements at all stages of a product development cycle.

What will you be doing?

As a Graduate in the Environmental Engineering department you will get the chance to experience all the different factions of our department, including project planning, conducting shock and vibration tests in our lab, mechanical stress testing and data gathering trials and analysis.

  • Be given responsibility for delivering tasks of real substance from the start.
  • Opportunity to attend off-site firings and data gathering trials.
  • Analyse and interpret data from flight and firing trials, or from laboratory tests.
  • Write technical engineering documents, present findings and offer design aid to other teams within the company.
  • Influence the design of our products by defining environmental requirements in line with our customer’s needs and expectations.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Work in a technically challenging and fluid working environment.
  • Have the chance to work towards Chartership through MBDA’s accredited schemes with institutions such as IMechE, RAeS and IET. You will be allocated a Chartered mentor to aid you throughout this process.
  • Gain experience and an appreciation of good practice in requirements specification, defining and conducting tests, and detailed data analysis.
  • Develop practical skills in project management, mechanical and climatic testing and data analysis
  • Learn about how a whole weapon system is developed from an environmental perspective, through risk reduction, design assessment and ultimate qualification testing for customer acceptance and in service use.
  • Have a hands-on experience with the physical hardware, not just designs and drawings, e.g. full missiles, subsystems and weapon system equipment.
  • Have the opportunity to travel nationally or internationally, either for trials or to work with our French and Italian colleagues.
  • Due to the environmental department’s unique position within the company, you will also learn how projects are run from a systems perspective.
  • Work on a range of products in all stages of development, as well as on weapon systems currently in service.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • Due to the small team, you will be given responsibility for delivering tasks of real substance from early in the programme.
  • There is a large amount of combined knowledge held by members of the department that is ready to be shared, both from recent graduates and those with years of experience.
  • You will have the opportunity learn about what it takes to operate as a UKAS accredited laboratory.
  • You will be involved with a wide range of technically demanding test procedures, both mechanical and climatic.
  • We’re also a social bunch! There are regular social events throughout the year, in addition to departmental sports teams participating in various company events.

What would you get?

Competitive joining bonus and salaries, flexible working, paid overtime, 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.

Company information

  • MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and a presence in the United States
  • With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for maritime Superiority, Air Dominance, Ground Based Air Defence and Battlefield Engagement
  • We work with over 90 armed forces, successfully integrating our systems onto multiple platforms.
  • Has a technology pedigree that allows innovative and responsive products to be created year upon year
  • Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
  • MBDA is ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For, demonstrating successful growth and high levels of employee retention.
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards

Person requirements

  • Have experience and knowledge of shock, vibration, data analysis, systems engineering and mechanical testing are beneficial.
  • Have good technical report writing and presentation skills.
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, when under pressure.
  • To succeed in this role you will need to be organised and have a keen eye for details.
  • You should be keen to learn and have a personal drive to develop your skills both on the job and through FDP training.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or related discipline - a minimum of 2:2 will be required.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



How to apply

Closing date: 31/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2018

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