MBDA UK Limited
graduate scheme

Simulation and Modelling Graduate Engineer - Bristol

Job description

What’s the opportunity?

The Simulation and Modelling Function define, develop and maintain complex mathematical models. These models are used for multiple applications, such as performance modelling to evaluate the overall guided weapon system performance and effectiveness, auto coding algorithms for component software and 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++.
  • Encouraged to do a 6 month placement outside of Simulation and Modelling to further your development as well as your understanding of how MBDA works.
  • 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 would you get?

  • Starting Salary of £26,500 with two pay reviews per year during the first two years,
  • Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters,
  • Annual company bonus scheme
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days paid holiday
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities

What we are looking for

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


Degree qualified by September 2020 in a numerate/technical discipline e.g. systems, aerospace, aeronautical, control systems engineering, mathematics, physics with a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree

Accepted degree subjects


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How to apply

Please Note: We also have a graduate vacancy in Stevenage, GR319, please apply to that role separately if you would like to be considered for that location (it will not count towards the max. 3 applied to roles)

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