Systems Design Engineers work within the design community, defining the specifications for developing missile and weapon systems within either the Missile Design or Weapon System Design divisions. We deliver systems engineering at each stage of the product development life-cycle ranging from understanding the required system behaviours, system design and specifications, through to integration, test and analysis of achieved system performance.
What’s the opportunity?
Systems Design placements get involved in:
- Conceptualising new products and technologies.
- Investigating interesting scientific principals and breakthroughs.
- Delivering new capabilities through developing state of the art technology.
- Conducting system studies to define the weapon systems of tomorrow.
- Writing system and sub-system level specifications.
- Developing and managing requirements.
- Proving, validation and certification.
- Simulating weapon system performance and investigating missile trials data.
- Planning, modelling and adapting missile routes, both pre-flight and during flight, to optimise the effectiveness of the weapon.
Systems Design engineers also encounter unique opportunities such as engaging with the Military to define & develop both current & future weapon systems.
Through the programme, you will develop an understanding of a missile weapon system; from the warhead to the seeker in the missile to the wider weapon system components. You'll liaise with external stakeholders, subcontractors and government customers and gain experience of many systems engineering methods such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Matlab and Simulink.
There may be opportunities to travel both within the U.K and collaborate with other MBDA employees based in France, Germany and Italy.
What are we looking for?
- Studying towards a degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similar STEM subject.
- The ability to work with complex problems to derive solutions to inform design decisions.
- Strong attention to detail - the specifications define the Missile to be built, your input will impact the performance of the final product and attention to detail is vital.
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 UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.
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