Integration & Systems Validation Graduate Engineer 2023



MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.

Integration & Systems Validation (ISV) Graduate Engineer

ISV are responsible for the proving software, hardware and systems in the latest Complex Weapons capabilities. This includes planning and documentations trials, conducting test activities in on-site laboratories and with off-site companies, and reporting and analysing data.

You will be conducting these tasks across a wide range of trials activities:

  • Ground Trials: environmental testing, electro-magnetic compatibility testing, sub-system field trials
  • Firing Trials: qualification firings, customer demonstrations, de-risking and development firings
  • Flight Trials: environmental data-gathering, seeker data-gathering, datalink communications, functional air carriage, firing trial de-risking
  • Functional Integration: system compatibility, missile/launcher preparation, synthetic environment
  • In-Service Support: life monitoring & extension, supporting in-service firings, interacting with the customer

You will likely have opportunities to travel throughout the UK and possibly internationally to support these activities.

You will undertake four six-month placements over the 2 years, working in a variety of projects. There is an opportunity to undertake one six-month placement in another part of the company, potentially in one of MBDA's international offices. Alternatively, the placement could be external to MBDA with another defence supplier or with MoD.

This role is suited to those that enjoy the creativity and practicality of working with problems to arrive at logical solutions.

What's great about this role

Our ISV function will support you to become a fully integrated member of the team with the opportunity to assume an increasing level of responsibility. We offer varied roles with scope to choose placements based on interests and skills.

Our people are adaptable and the role is varied and fast paced – Innovation is a company value that we practice the most.

We offer training and experience to learn systems engineering methods and tools, such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), in addition to training given as part of the Early Careers Programme.

Systems Engineers work with people across all engineering fields and business teams, meeting suppliers and customers and engaging with international MBDA colleagues. There is also Opportunity to travel both within the UK and potentially internationally.

We offer a wide support network of experienced engineers with support to work towards Chartership if desired (100% of fees paid during Early Careers Programme).

Entry criteria, Salary and Benefits

  • Degree qualified (minimum 2.2) in a STEM subject.
  • £30,000 starting salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; 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.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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MBDA UK Limited

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States.

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