The Opportunity The Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence specialises in the design and development of actuation systems across MBDA’s product portfolio, to both national and international customers.
Control of these systems is essential, with the opportunity for the successful candidate to design, develop, and deploy appropriate control strategies.
Systems range from the relatively simple to technology leading, including : - Aerodynamic Control Surface Actuation Gimbal Systems Reaction control systems, including Thrust Vector Control (TVC) and Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) Deployment mechanisms What are we looking for?
Essential Skills : - Experience in the design and development of control algorithms for embedded real-time systems. Experienced in the use of MATLAB and Simulink environments for code generation.
Knowledge of electrical machines and drives. Experience modelling mechanical and electronic systems / behaviours. Ability to communicate and influence across a wide range of audiences, throughout the company hierarchy and external customers and suppliers.
Desirable Skills : - Experience identifying suitable components for use within control systems. Knowledge of position sensors, microprocessors and software development would be beneficial.
What’s in it for you? The Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence is responsible for providing actuation systems to products across the company portfolio.
The design of control algorithms is essential in the development of these sub-systems with the successful candidate at the core of the design team providing : - Exposure across multiple design disciplines.
Experience across the product lifecycle from inception, through to production and in service support. Experience operating in multi-national project design teams.
What would you get? Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more .
The Role The successful candidate will own the design, development and proving of Actuation System control algorithms throughout the lifecycle of a product, from concept R&D through mainstream development and into production, ensuring that Customer performance requirements are successfully met.
Key responsibilities would include : - Concept design, development, test and qualification of control algorithms for electromechanically actuated sub-systems.
Utilising MATLAB / Simulink environment to develop and deploy control algorithms to real-time embedded environments through code generation tools.
Verification and validation of models and actuation systems hardware, including generation of plans, specifications and reports.
Deriving design requirements from the sub-system performance requirements, including mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, electronics and software / firmware.
Identifying suitable electromechanical components (particularly motors and sensors), including development with external suppliers if required.
What’s great about the team? The servo control systems team is expanding with the continued expansion of the Actuation Systems group and the roll out of company-wide Centres of Excellence.
The group is responsible for design and development of systems across all partner nations. Containing experts across multiple technical fields it provides excellent knowledge sharing and development opportunities.
Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.
Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.
LinkedIn Group name : Engineering UK (Defence)