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Salary: Circa £45,000 (depending on experience)
What we can offer you:
- Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
- Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
- Annual salary review
- Paid overtime
- Up to 15 days flexi leave
- 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
- Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
- Excellent career progression and development opportunities
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working,
A vacancy has arisen in the Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Team of Sparkworks for a scientist or engineer on the technology aspects of Radio Frequency Directed Energy systems and in related areas.
As part of the RF Technology team, you will work across a range of theoretical studies, design tasks and practical experiments to develop world-leading, cutting edge, RF Directed Energy technologies and systems.
You will be involved in the whole lifecycle, from bid to customer delivery, of a multitude of differing projects. These typically run from anywhere between six months and two to three years. This assures a good turnover of exciting work.
There is the opportunity to lead or contribute to the development of RF Directed Energy technologies and systems based on Pulsed Power RF or microwave applications by delivering source designs, electromagnetic modelling, circuit analysis, and experimental assessments.
What we're looking for from you:
A graduate or experienced engineer with a strong engineering or science background and ideally having a higher degree (e.g. Masters or PhD) in a related field.
Ability to work in a flexible manner to deal with fluid programme achievements and timescales.
Hold a DV (Developed Vetting) security clearance or must be willing to undertake the DV process.
Interesting and exciting work, giving you the opportunity to work on some truly innovative and world-class technology
Frequent opportunities to gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company
Excellent training opportunities in a broad range of relevant subjects; achieved through formal training courses and/or on-the-job training
You would be joining a dynamic, diverse and passionate team of highly motivated scientists and engineers, who are genuinely interested in their fields. You will work with skilled, encouraging and focussed colleagues who are responsible for the development of future technologies, whilst utilising innovative and novel techniques.
You will enjoy access to in-house expertise to supplement your knowledge, with access to a large laboratory suite, featuring several anechoic and screened test chambers and extensive high-voltage test facilities. As well as the chance to attend international conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field and be able to contribute to wider activities, including supporting senior management with high-level VIP visits.
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working; typically, this role will be 4-5 days per week on site working.
We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.
We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.
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Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.
Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.