Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) provide MBDA with the ability to simulate real world mechanical and climatic environments (vibration, shock, temperature, etc.). Our facilities and expertise allow us to design, develop and test our products to ensure they work as required and remain safe in service.
The work conducted spans both practical and theoretical aspects, and will allow you to get hands-on with our weapon systems and products, while creating and testing against environmental requirements at all stages of a product development cycle.
What’s the opportunity?
You'll experience a huge variation of work where each day could be different; including project planning, conducting shock and vibration tests in our lab, mechanical stress testing and data gathering trials and review. You'll be given real responsibility for delivering taks of real substance from the start, by getting involved in:
- Off-site firings and data gathering trials.
- Interpreting data from flight and firing trials, or from laboratory tests.
- Writing technical engineering documents, presenting findings and offering design aid to other teams.
- Influencing product design by defining environmental requirements in line with the customer’s needs and expectations.
You'll work in a supportive & technically interesting, changing working environment and work towards Chartership through MBDA’s accredited schemes with institutions such as IMechE, RAeS and IET. A Chartered mentor will aid you throughout this process. You'll gain experience and an appreciation of good practice in requirements specification, defining and conducting tests, and detailed data analysis.
Through the programme you will:
- Develop practical skills in project management, mechanical and climatic testing and data analysis.
- Learn how a whole weapon system is developed from an environmental perspective, through risk reduction, design assessment and ultimate qualification testing for customer acceptance and in service use.
- Hands-on experience with the physical hardware; missiles, subsystems and weapon system, not just designs and drawings!
- Travel nationally or internationally, either for trials or to work with our French and Italian colleagues.
- Due to the environmental department’s unique position within the company, you will also learn how projects are run from a systems perspective.
- Work on a range of products in all stages of development, as well as on weapon systems currently in service.
What's in it for you?
You'll no doubt have seen all the information on our website about our comprehensive and customisable benefits package.
What are we looking for?
- Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline to a minimum of 2:2.
- Good technical report writing and presentation skills.
- A willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, when under pressure.
- To succeed in this role you will need to be organised and have a keen eye for detail.
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in the UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.
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