Simulation & Modelling Graduate 2019 - Stevenage
graduate scheme

Simulation & Modelling Graduate 2019 - Stevenage

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?
You will be a valuable member of the team who will make immediate contributions to the departments’ success. During your time on the Early Careers Programme you will gain the skills necessary to become a Simulation and Modelling engineer from a combination of training courses and on the job experience.

You will be

  • Contributing to the specification, development, testing and delivery of large dynamic system models.
  • Responsible for development of specific aspects of the performance models used to support key programmes within MBDA.
  • Interfacing with other areas of the business responsible for developing sub-models and algorithms, such as Seekers and Guidance, Navigation and Control, and integrating their deliveries into the model of the entire system.
  • 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.
  • Validating models against trials results.
  • Developing and supporting a variety of software tools.
  • Learning about and following software configuration and control processes.

What are the benefits for you?

  • You will gain a good understandingand working experience of all phases of the engineering life cycle.
  • 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 an 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 important skills such as team-work and presentation skills.
  • You will be able to attend personal development events and courses as part of the Early Careers Programme. This includes training on technical subjects relevant to your role, and there will be opportunities to interact with schools through the STEMNET programme.
  • You will be 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.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • You will be joining a 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.


  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

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


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

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


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