Simulation and Modelling Engineer – Year Long Placement
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Simulation and Modelling Engineer – Year Long Placement

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

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an Undergraduate engineer to become a key member of a dynamic team in the Simulation and Modelling Function.

You will play a role in the definition, development and maintenance of complex mathematical models. These models will be used for performance modelling to evaluate the overall guided weapon system performance and effectiveness, for both national and international projects.

What will you be doing?
You will be a valuable member of the team who will make immediate contributions to the departments’ success.

You will be:

  • Contributing to the specification, development, test and delivery of large dynamic system models.
  • Responsible for development of specific aspects of the performance model used to support key programmes within MBDA.
  • Performing technical analyses and investigations into a range of issues and problems and developing solutions either individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Using models to support the system development process, assisting in the conduct of trade-off studies and predicting system performance for the customer
  • Validating models against trials results
  • Developing and supporting a variety of software tools
  • Learning about software configuration and control processes
  • Influencing the design procedures and practices for models developed by the function

What are the benefits for you?

  • You will gain a good understanding and good working experience of all phases of the engineering life cycle
  • You will have the opportunity to work within one of the international functions in MBDA.
  • You will gain in-depth knowledge of the design and functionality of complex weapon systems through your model development work.
  • You will understand how Simulation and Modelling supports weapon system products and gain insight into a number of related disciplines (e.g. Guidance Navigation and Control, Software, Hardware-in-the Loop, Systems Design and Validation, Seekers and Sensors and Technical Quality).
  • You will gain in-depth exposure to modelling tools used by the Simulation and Modelling department
  • You will have the opportunity to develop and apply the necessary skills for the development of large scale models to support MBDA’s portfolio of complex guided weapons products.
  • You be given opportunities to develop other important skills such as team-work and presentation skills.
  • During your yearlong placement on the Early Careers Programme you will be given the opportunity to interact with schools through the STEMNET programme. As part of an active community of graduates/undergraduates you will become part of a larger, dynamic network of skills and experience.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • You will be joining a vibrant, hard-working team with a successful track record in achieving project milestones on time and on budget.
  • You will be working in a very challenging environment where we are continuously improving to bring benefits to the programmes we are involved in. This includes our processes, methods and toolsets, each of which brings a variety of specific challenges to solve in order to fully exploit new benefits across a wide range of programmes.
  • You will receive excellent support and advice from friendly and experienced colleagues.

What would you get?
Competitive joining bonus & salaries, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

Company information

Why you should come and work at MBDA

  • 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 12 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

  • Knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink is advantageous, as well as experience with a high level programming language such as C or FORTRAN.

In addition you will:

  • Have the ability to visualize and analyse complex systems
  • Have good verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Be a self-motivated individual who enjoys complex challenges.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Working towards a degree in one of the following subjects: Systems/Aerospace Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering/Aerosystems Engineering/Control Systems Engineering/Mathematics/Physics.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



How to apply

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 28/02/2018

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