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Sensors Undergraduate 10-month Placement 2020

Job description

Our Sensors department works on projects that cover the full product lifecycle from research, through to early concept phase, to full product design and production programmes. The role cover RF Systems and Datalink technologies with applications covering systems design work, hardware and firmware.

You will be able to perform technical investigations and provide problem assessments and design solutions within a culture of innovative thinking.

What will you be doing?

You will gain knowledge of sensors and how they interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider missile system.

RF systems and datalinks
You will gain an understanding in some of the following:

  • A variety of radio frequency sub-systems, including data communications; radars and radio altimeters, typically operating between 1 and 18GHz
  • Specification and assessment of RF products to support development, production and in-service programmes via interaction with UK and European colleagues and suppliers
  • Development, procurement, parameterisation, verification and/or validation of complex hardware performance models (e.g. Matlab, Simulink or similar)
  • Monitoring supplier and technology roadmaps and identifying cutting edge and future technologies for investment
  • Research and design activities in conjunction with French, Italian and/or German colleagues

What are the benefits for you?

  • Opportunity to apply university learning to our projects and to impact their direction
  • Varied and stimulating work
  • On the job training about all the various subsystems and technologies within MBDA
  • Opportunities to support lab and field trials
  • Thought provoking, innovative and rewarding projects
  • See projects at some of the different phases of the product lifecycle
  • Variety of work, from computational modelling all the way through to field trials, presents an excellent opportunity for personal development

What’s great about joining this team?

  • Work with experienced technologists offering you support and guidance
  • Interaction with other groups across the wider technical departments as well as external customers and suppliers
  • Learn from a team of highly skilled and versatile engineers and physicists with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience.
  • Everyone in the team is friendly, approachable and willing to help whenever necessary

What would you get?

  • Salary pro-rated over the 10 months
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid overtime
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities
  • Paid holiday
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • A share of the annual company bonus
  • On-the-job learning and development opportunities
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills to successfully integrate within the existing team

Please note:

You may also be interested inroles looknig for similar skills: Job Ref:GU253 or GU269. Please apply for these seperately. You may apply to up to three roles in total.

Please also note:

MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

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What we are looking for

  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • A passion for applying your university learning to real-world engineering and technology projects

MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Qualifications

•Currently studying towards a degree in applied physics, electronics, engineering or any other related subjects

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering

Additional job details

Location
Bristol
Salary
£18,000

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 December 2019

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Closing date:  30 December 2019

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