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Control Systems Graduate Engineer 2023



Full Time / Permanent

Control Systems Graduate Stevenage 2022

The Mechanical Engineering department develops physical solutions from concept through development and certification to production on missiles and weapon systems. The nature of complex weapons and the environments they operate in present an extensive scope of unique and interesting mechanical engineering challenges.

The opportunity

Within the Actuation Systems Centre of Excellence, the Servo Design team specialise in the design and proving of control algorithms and resulting system performance. We are looking for a graduate to join this dynamic team, ensuring the delivery of Actuation Systems products meets the requirements of our Customers.

The Servo Design Team work collaboratively within a multi-functional team to design, develop and prove control algorithms for Actuation Systems products. Responsibilities include:-

Development of control algorithms in applications typically for the control of electro-mechanical systems.

Modelling of the Actuation System within the Matlab and Simulink environment for the purposes of performance analysis.

Design and implementation of proving trials and subsequent data analysis to validate overall system performance with respect to design requirements.

Support the system architecture definition and interact with various design fields ensuring the needs of the control system design are met.

This role will give you:

As a graduate within the team you will have the opportunity to experience multiple placements within the Actuation Systems CofEx as well as the wider Mechanical Engineering department.

The multi-functional nature of Actuation Systems design provides the opportunity to engage with various design communities beyond your educational background. It provides variety in your day to day work and long term provides a wider knowledge base, opening further career opportunities.

You will experience development across the full product lifecycle with opportunities ranging from paper based concept or technology studies through to product qualification and full scale manufacturing. The breadth of experience available will support any future career development aspirations.

The role is more than just theory. You will regularly engage in trials activities to prove that your designs meet and exceed customer requirements.  

Entry Criteria, Salary and Benefits

Degree qualified in a science or engineering subject area such as Control Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or a related subject, to a minimum of 2:2.

£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

You will need to be comfortable communicating technical information to both a technical and non-technical audience through a range of methods including written reports and virtual / in-person meetings.

This role is ideally suited to someone who is motivated, pro-active, and enjoys working within a range of team sizes with diverse skill sets.

Previous industrial experience is not essential to the role as training will be provided

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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