An Undergraduate year opportunity is available for a numerate, proactive engineer or scientist who wants to work in a dynamic team environment enhancing their technical and problem-solving skills. Good communications skills are essential for this role within the Complex Weapons Centre of Excellence (CW CofX). The CW CofX designs and tests Warheads for MBDA missiles. This team is based at MBDA Bolton site and is part of a multi-national company with the potential to work with colleagues from across the UK, France, Italy and Germany.
The CW CofX offers an extensive range of work experiences ranging from modelling simulation, to detailed design, manufacturing development and Warhead trials.
Warhead Development follows a product lifecycle starting with a concept, design definitions, assessment, technical specification, design, test equipment and maturity of concepts through into manufacture. The successful applicant could be expected to provide technical support at any stage of this process. This would generally require you to apply your fundamental knowledge of engineering principles to help with material selection, enhancement and optimisation of a new design or aid the manufacturing process.
You could be expected to undertake analysis and interpretation of experimental data, generated from explosive and non-explosive trials work. This information is used to aid our assessment of warhead operational conditions, performance, safety and suitability for service throughout its life. This could be achieved by applying advanced computation computer modelling techniques to predict the likely outcome of a test. Data from the test is then used to validate and improve the model.
The Warheads department offers independent working on real-life problems from day one, while offering the full support and encouragement of an experienced team of professional engineers and scientists.
Ideally you should be working towards a (minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent) in a technical or engineering-related discipline, such as Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical or Systems Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. Applicants with relevant post-graduate qualifications are also encouraged.
Experience in using analysis tools such as CREO, ANSYS Autodyn, DYNA, RADIOSS, Matlab, Visual Basic and MS Office would be advantageous but not necessarily essential.
MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and a presence in the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for maritime Superiority, Air Dominance, Ground Based Air Defence and Battlefield Engagement.
£18,000 Salary, flexible working hours, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, a share of the annual Company Bonus and superb learning and development opportunities.
Please note: this is a 10 month placement.