Weapon System Architecture and Equipment - Human Factors - Graduate 2017
graduate scheme

Weapon System Architecture and Equipment - Human Factors - Graduate 2017

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

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an adaptable and enthusiastic graduate Human Factors (HF) Engineer looking to develop their HF skills and knowledge. You will play a vital role in a team considered to be an industry leader in Human Factors Integration (HFI).

The MBDA Early Careers Programme (ECP) is designed to ensure you have real responsibility and input to projects from an early stage. Human Factors work across a variety of projects will allow you to apply and develop your skills across a diverse range of scenarios, gaining wide-ranging, hands-on experience in the application of HF within the defence sector.

What will you be doing?

You will take a user-centred approach to provide input, feedback and guidance on the design of equipment, Human Computer Interfaces (HCI), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and user workspaces. In order to best represent the needs of the user in the design you will be required to engage closely with military users, gaining experience of how the equipment will be used, as well as their feedback and buy-in to the project.

Specific technical activities that recent graduates on the scheme have been involved in include:

  • Anthropometric modelling using JACK software
  • Workload analysis
  • Situational Awareness assessments
  • Manual handling trials
  • HCI/HMI design
  • Experimentation

Company information

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry.

MBDA is a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities spanning France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD. With this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge and exploiting new markets and applications for our world-class technology base.

Person requirements

  • Have an interest in the defence industry
  • Be able to adapt well to last minute changing goals and requirements
  • Have great interpersonal skills and be able to integrate well within a team
  • Have the ability to use own intuition to work out the best or most suitable course of action
  • Be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point

Qualifications and experience requirements

Hold or be working towards a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline (e.g. Ergonomics, Human Factors, Psychology, Systems Engineering).

Accepted degree subjects

psychology · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

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

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017