Sensors EO Engineer Graduate 2019
graduate scheme

Sensors EO Engineer Graduate 2019

Job description

A position is available for an enthusiastic graduate to join the Electro-Optics (EO) Seekers & Sensors team in Bristol. The EO Seekers & Sensors Group provides expertise on infrared (IR), optical and laser-based sensors. As part of the role, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of these sensors and how they interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider missile system.

What will you be doing?

Within EO Sensors we can offer you a broad range of opportunities:

  • The design and build of optical prototypes and the corresponding testing and evaluation
  • Research and Development of novel EO techniques and solutions
  • Modelling and simulation of the environment, target and sensor
  • Performance evaluation and subsystem specification
  • Support to all MBDA UK systems that incorporate EO technology

What are the benefits for you?

  • Opportunity to apply university learning to real projects and to impact their direction
  • Varied and challenging work load
  • Comprehensive career and ‘soft skill’ development throughout the two-year graduate course and beyond
  • On the job training and dedicated training courses. Access to training courses about all the various subsystems and technologies in MBDA

What’s great about joining this team?

  • You will be working with experienced technologists offering you support and guidance
  • You will get to see projects at different phases of the product lifecycle
  • Interaction with other groups across the wider technical directorate as well as external customers/suppliers
  • Opportunities to support lab and field trials
  • The work is technically challenging, innovative and rewarding. The variety of work offered within the department also presents an excellent opportunity for personal development.
  • The department consists of a team of highly skilled and versatile engineers/physicists with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience. Everyone in the team is friendly, approachable and willing to help whenever necessary


  • You will have access to the full breadth of training courses and facilities that MBDA offers. For the SD&V function some relevant courses you may take part in include DOORS Training, MBSE Training and Writing Requirements.
  • You will also benefit from training and support provided by experienced engineers within the department and project teams.
  • MBDA support continual professional development such as engineering Chartership through multiple accrediting organisations.

What you would get
Starting salary of £26,250 with two pay reviews per year during the first two years,joining bonus of £2,000 if you have a Bachelors or £2,500 if you have a Masters. Flexible working hours, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, annual company bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

What we are looking for

  • We expect you to demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm and in return you will be challenged to develop ideas and deliver solutions to contribute to the success of projects.
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • A passion for applying your university learning to real-world engineering and technology projects

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


You will hold or be working towards a 2:2 (or higher) in any relevant applied physics, electronics or engineering degree

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28/02/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


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