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MBDA UK Ltd

Systems Design Summer Placement 2020

Salary notes: 
£16,000, £17,00 or £18,000 Salary dependant on year of study, pro-rated for 10-12 week placement
Job/scheme locations: 
Stevenage
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

What’s the opportunity?

Systems Design Engineers work within the design community, defining the specifications for developing weapon systems within the System Design and Validation Function (SD&V). The function is involved in:

  • 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

What will you be doing?

Work in a variety of projects at different stages in their lifecycle (as shown in list above) from future capabilities to in-service products.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Gain experience of many systems engineering methods such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
  • Develop an understanding of a missile weapon system; from the warhead to the seeker
  • Grow in responsibility for delivering critical items of work, use knowledge and influence to guide design decisions.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, subcontractors and government customers
  • Work in a team responsible for completing multi-million pound weapons installations

What’s great about joining this team?

  • The SD&V team have experts in varied skills and backgrounds that you will be supported by and learn from.
  • Scope to choose where you go based on interests and skills
  • Close working with other functions such as Weapons Architecture, Seekers, Lethality & Warheads, Software, Procurement, and Simulation & Modelling giving you a broad view of the company.
  • Training in Missile Systems and Subsystems to develop a deeper understanding of the products.
  • Role specific training; DOORS Training, MBSE Training and Writing Requirements.

 “I didn’t fully appreciate until joining how varied the work would be – you could be writing test plans, developing/testing demo equipment for stakeholders, writing specifications, trajectory modelling and calculations etc.   Particularly because I have a physics background, I had no real appreciation of what Systems Engineering could involve.  The variety is difficult to get across in a role profile but it’s vast and appeals to me and probably a lot of other people too.” Izzi, Systems Design Engineer Graduate

Who and what we are looking for from you?

  • Currently studying towards a Degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similar. 
  • The ability to work with complex problems to derive logical 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 attention to detail is vital.

What would you get?

  • £16,000, £17,00 or £18,000 Salary dependant on year of study, pro-rated for 10-12 week placement
  • Flexible working
  • Paid overtime
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Sporting activities
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • On the job learning and development opportunities.

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Region: 
East Midlands

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