Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Graduate Engineer 2021


Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Graduate Engineer

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) department is like no other within MBDA. It is split between a test team working hands on in our state of the art EMC Facility to simulate environments and also a highly skilled consultancy team that is embedded across all projects within MBDA to ensure good EMC practice & design.

So what is EMC? EMC addresses the unintentional generation, propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy that may cause undesirable effects in equipment. We also cover the effects of external environments such as Lightning strikes, Electrostatic discharge and RF transmitters.

So what do we do? We evaluate every products performance from start to finish throughout its entire life cycle. The systems team support projects to ensure the correct requirements are implemented, that designs are robust and the strategy is correct. The test team then perform a formal test in the products intended electromagnetic environment at the EMC Laboratories in Bristol.

What’s the opportunity?

You will start off with hands-on testing of MBDA’s missiles, subsystems and equipment in the accredited EMC Test Facility which will help build your core EMC knowledge. Much of the initial training will involve working across project hardware with our highly skilled EMC engineers so that you can eventually progress towards conducting tests independently.

Depending on your personal preference, you can then work within the systems team to understand the complexities of producing EMC requirements, aiding in design development and engaging with customers internal & externally.

This role will allow you to be involved within this technically challenging area of MBDA, giving you the opportunity to finish the graduate scheme by going into a technically focussed role within the EMC Test Facility or by working within the consultancy systems role (depending on preference).

Throughout the scheme, you may also be undertaking other development work at the time of your placements. These have previously ranged from microcontroller electronics development, mechanical constructions, software development to aid EMC testing and OPSENS technology advancement.

During your time on the programme, you will:

  • Work in a technically challenging function.
  • Work amongst experienced test and systems EMC engineers.
  • Benefit from specific formal and informal training that will aid your personal development.
  • Gain hands-on experience with real hardware.
  • Work on a range of products across all MBDA projects, which could include missiles and weapon systems.
  • Potentially travel, to support EMC activities external to MBDA (integration support, other facilities).

What's in it for you?

You'll no doubt have seen all the information on our website about our comprehensive and customisable benefits package. For a reminder click here.

What are we looking for?

Degree qualified (minimum 2.2) in EMC / Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline.

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.

All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in the UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.

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