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Motor Control System Engineer - Stevenage


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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location: Motor Control System Engineer- Stevenage

Job Ref No: P7730SX

MBDA Level: Level 4

Reports to: Design Team Lead

Part time working considered

Our Actuation Systems group specialises in the design and development of missile actuation systems, including:-

  • Aerodynamic control surfaces
  • Gimbal systems
  • Reaction control systems e.g. Thrust Vector Control
  • Deployment mechanisms

An opportunity has arisen to join the Actuation Systems group as a Motor Control Systems Engineer, leading the design, development and validation of control systems across a range of actuator products.

The Role

Working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, you will own the design, development and proving of control algorithms, ensuring that Customer performance requirements are successfully met. Responsibilities may include:-

  • Development of control algorithms.
  • Generation of dynamic system models and conducting performance analyses.
  • Specification of design proving plans and conducting proving activities.
  • Generation of sub-system and component requirements.
  • Identification of suitable electromechanical components (particularly motors and sensors) working co-operatively with suppliers where needed.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills:-

  • Experience in the design, verification and validation of control algorithms.
  • Experience modelling electro-mechanical systems in MATLAB / Simulink environments.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence across the business.

Desirable Skills:-

  • Knowledge of position sensors, microprocessors and software development would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of electric motors and drive / commutation strategies.

What’s in it for you?

Being at the core of the design team you will have the opportunity to:-

  • Experience across the full product lifecycle from concept development through to production and in service support.
  • Opportunities to travel working within multi-national project design teams.
  • Personal development with structured skills development and training in specific aspects of missile system design.
  • Opportunities to lead research and development task packages.

What’s great about the team?

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team of engineers focussed on delivering solutions to a wide range of products. The work directly affects the ability of MBDA to deliver to our customers.

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

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

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


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