Systems Design and Validation Undergraduate Placement
Prospectus
Bristol
6d ago

Job description

What’s the role?This opportunity is for an Undergraduate placement as a Systems Engineer working within the design community developing complex weapon systems within the System Design and Validation Function (SD&V) Systems Design Engineers within MBDA are responsible for :

What’s the role?

  • Conceptualising new products and technologies
  • Writing system and sub-system level specifications
  • Developing and managing requirements
  • Proving, validation and certification
  • Integrating hardware and software
  • Platform integration (airframes, vehicles, ships)
  • Simulating weapon system performance and analysing missile trials data
  • While on the undergraduate scheme you will undertake two 6 month long placements.At MBDA you will :

    At MBDA you will :

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of each element of a missile weapon system from the warhead to the seeker
  • Work alongside experts with varied skills and backgrounds within SD&V and other functions (Weapons Architecture, Seekers, Lethality and Warheads, Software, Business and Procurement, Simulation and Modelling etc)
  • Work with external stakeholders, subcontractors, government customers and industry consortium partners
  • Work within teams responsible for coordinating and completing multi-million pound weapons installations
  • Be given the responsibility to deliver programme critical items of work and have the opportunity to use your knowledge and influence to guide programme level design decisions
  • Conduct varied day-to-day work with workload management
  • The experience you will gain will cover many provable systems engineering methods such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), which you will apply to projects at all stages of the CADMID lifecycle.

    What would you get?£18,000 salary, flexible working hours, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, a share of the annual Company Bonus and superb learning and development opportunities.

    What we are looking for

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicators who are able to demonstrate skills in presenting and technical report writing
  • Have an interest in the defence industry
  • We are looking for someone who has initiative and drive, has strong attention to detail and problem solving skills, proactive in finding & collecting information and thinking about further steps, capable of quickly understanding complex problems
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of working in teams and taking on responsibility
  • Able to derive logical solutions to inform design decisions
  • Please note thatin order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible forSC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

    Qualifications

    Hold, or be working towards a minimum 2 : 2 honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in aeronautical, aerospace, electrical or systems engineering, maths, physics, or similar, applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications are also encouraged

    Accepted degree subjects

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