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Simulation and Modelling 10 month Placement 2020 - Bristol

Job description

What’s the opportunity?
Become a key member of our dynamic teams within the Simulation and Modelling Function.

You will play a role in the definition, development and maintenance of complex mathematical models. These models are used for multiple applications, such as performance modelling to evaluate the overall guided weapon system performance and effectiveness and also for autocoding algorithms for component software & real time testing of hardware components.

What will you be doing?

  • Contributing to the specification, development, testing and delivery of large dynamic system models which are primarily based in either Matlab and Simulink, or FORTRAN, C and C++.
  • Responsible for development of specific aspects of the performance models used to support key programmes within MBDA.
  • Performing technical analysis and investigations into a range of issues and problems and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a team.
  • Using models to support the system development process, assisting with trade-off and performance studies and validating models against trials results.
  • Developing and supporting a variety of software tools.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Gain a good understanding and working experience of all phases of the engineering life cycle.
  • Learn a variety of software tools and configuration and control processes.
  • Understand how Simulation and Modelling supports weapon system products and gain insight into a number of MBDA specific business areas.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • Hard-working team with a successful track record in achieving project milestones on time and on budget.
  • Working in an exciting environment with continuous improvement to bring benefits to the programmes involved in. This includes processes, methods and toolsets, each of which brings a variety of specific problems to solve in order to fully exploit new benefits across a wide range of programmes.
  • Receive excellent support and advice from friendly and experienced colleagues.

“The team is very friendly, helpful and patient with new starters which made settling in easy. The majority of the work I undertake involves programming with a combination of languages and tools, including Matlab/Simulink” Connor, Graduate

What you would get

  • £18,000 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.

What we are looking for

  • The ability to visualize and analyse complex systems and develop solutions to problems.


  • Currently studying towards a Degree in a numerate/technical discipline e.g. Systems, Aerospace, Aeronautical, Control Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
  • A practical knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink is advantageous, as well as programming experience in languages such as C/C++/Ada/Fortran, although training will be available where required. An appreciation of mathematical modelling would be advantageous.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


pro-rated over the 10 months

How to apply

Please Note: There is also a Simulation & Modelling 10 month placement advertised at our Stevenage location Job code: GU274 please apply to that role separately if you would like to be considered for that location (it will not count towards the max. three applied to roles)

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 June 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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