Weapon System Architecture and Equipment - Human Factors - Year Long Placement 2017
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Weapon System Architecture and Equipment - Human Factors - Year Long Placement 2017

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

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an adaptable and enthusiastic undergraduate 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).

What will you be doing?

The role requires the undergraduate to carry out day-to day engineering activities with significant guidance and support. These activities include the use of CAD software to analyse how human operators interact with the weapon systems and whether the design of the system permits efficient operation. You will also be providing support to more senior Human Factors colleagues in project and research work. Your efforts will be directly used in support of on-going development programmes and may also include participation in trials and experimentation events.

The undergraduate is expected to carry out technical investigations under guidance in order to provide recommendations for problem assessment and the construction of design improvements. The design work conducted will be in line with Human Factors technical standards and guidance documentation.

Company information

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

transport engineering · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · psychology · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level)



Contract and working hours

Fixed term · 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