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Senior Principal Thermal Engineer - Stevenage


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Role Title and Location: Senior Principal Thermal Engineer (Stevenage)

Job Ref No: P7729


Reports to: Group Leader, Mechanical Analysis (UK)

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Thermal Engineer to join an internationally recognised company delivering leading edge solutions on a variety of UK and International military systems. As a Senior Principal Thermal Engineer you will apply your skills and experience to deliver critical advice on the thermal design, analysis, test and certification of military systems. In a work environment where staff welfare and development is considered a priority there will be ample opportunity to stretch your skills and responsibilities to match your career potential.

The Role

  • Lead the delivery of the Thermal Analysis Team’s outputs by qualifying the quality and competence of its internal and external deliverables.

  • Build the capability and technical competence of the Thermal Team to ensure it is well positioned to meet future business needs.

  • Disseminate your skills and knowledge to help grow the capability of the Thermal Team.

  • Be the main point of contact with internal and external customers, suppliers and international partners on assigned projects and capability development programmes.

  • Plan, manage and deliver project work, ensuring outputs are delivered to time and budget and problems are mitigated as and when they arise.

  • Participate and manage others in delivering thermal investigations using hand calculations and analysis tools such as ANSYS, FloEFD, Fluent etc., to derive evidence on which to base decisions on the thermal performance of electronic subsystems and complete missile systems.

  • Develop test requirements and guide trials teams in delivering against these requirements.

  • Produce and deliver verbal and written reports to internal and external customers and stakeholders to ratify design and equipment thermal performance decisions.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to shape the development and growth of the Thermal Analysis Team.

  • Fulfilling work that will stretch and grow your technical knowledge and competencies.

  • Extensive opportunities to develop and build your networks and reputation across collaborating areas of MBDA in both the UK and France (e.g. Mechanical/Electrical Design, Environmental Engineering, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Integration).

  • On-going assistance to help you develop your skills and knowledge through both structured and ‘on the job’ training opportunities.

  • Working for a company that places a strong emphasis on looking after the welfare and development of its staff.

What’s great about the team?

  • You will be joining a highly motivated team with a strong desire to constantly strive to improve its effectiveness and influence across MBDA.

  • The team has a great work ethos and a strong emphasis is placed on creating a supportive and fulfilling environment where people feel valued and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

  • The team is responsible for generating certification evidence and reviewing and accepting supplier compliances. Its work is pivotal to the thermal certification of UK military systems.

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s Degree/Doctorate qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience.

  • Good problem solving skills coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of thermal/heat transfer analysis using hand calculations, finite element analysis, CFD, etc.

  • Experience applying numerical based tools (e.g. ANSYS Mechanical, FloEFD, Fluent) to investigate and analyse thermal and heat conductance problems.

  • Relevant experience in an equivalent or comparable industry.

  • Experience leading and managing small teams and/or the delivery of projects.

  • Previous experience identifying and delivering capability and technical improvements.

  • Determined Individuals that are self-motivated and can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

What would you get?

Competitive salary, flexible working, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

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.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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