Lethality and Warheads Graduate

Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
06 Sep 2017
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

This is a unique opportunity to be an integral part of a specialised group of engineers with mixed skills, involved in assessing the lethal performance of various missile systems.


  • Gaining knowledge and applying an understanding of fuzing techniques, warhead technologies, lethal effects and lethality assessment modelling methods, to various types of missile systems in development by MBDA.
  • Carrying out conceptual design and trade-off studies of warheads and fuzes for different missile systems.
  • Investigating fuzing algorithms, warhead designs and missile terminal dynamics to assess the effect of different lethal mechanisms, with the aim of optimising the system’s lethality.
  • Using and developing various tools to aid warhead and fuze design, performance prediction and visualisation of the engagement endgame for effect analysis. The in-house tools are principally fast running analytical models written in MATLAB; however other tools are used, ranging from CAD design software to complex finite element style hydrocodes, applied to warhead detonations and weapon-target impacts.
  • Producing plans and reports to document studies in research, design, development, or qualification programmes.
  • Compiling and giving presentations describing studies, analysis of results, and conclusions, to varying levels of management personnel.

About You

  • A willingness to learn new skills and the ability to apply newly gained knowledge to overcome engineering problems.
  • The ability to communicate ideas clearly, including technical information, both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work well both within a team and individually.
  • Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.
  • Previous experience in the use of MATLAB, however training will be provided as necessary. (Desirable)
  • Experience in other programming languages (Desirable)
  • A qualification to a Bachelors or Masters level degree (minimum 2:2 honours) or equivalent in an engineering, mathematical or applied science discipline. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications are also encouraged.


  • Competitive joining bonus and salaries, flexible working, paid overtime, 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.

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