Principal Engineer Servo Control Systems Design

11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What’s the opportunity? An opportunity has arisen in a forerunning Centre of Excellence, working in a dynamic multi-disciplinary organisation to develop and deliver actuation systems. These system critical products can range from the simple to the highly complex and include the following: Fin actuation systems Gimbals systems Reaction control systems, for example thrust vector control (TVC) systems, Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) Control surface deployment mechanisms What will you be doing? The successful candidate will be involved with both R&D programmes and major development contracts, where they will be required to represent the team at design reviews and work directly for the project leaders who are your primary customers. The successful candidate will take responsibility for actuation servo control systems design and performance modelling, generation of control algorithms and conduction of model validation testing on hardware, therefore, this role suits an individual who is interested in the theoretical aspects of the job, has an understanding of real world effects and has knowledge gained through hardware experimentation. What are the benefits for you? Working in a multi-disciplinary team Opportunities to research and introduce new technology Develop skills in control modelling, design & test Hands-on working with high performance hardware Increase experience in working across multiple engineering disciplines and departments Opportunity to travel and develop language skills on multi-national programmes Significant interaction with external suppliers, both current and potential new suppliers Potential future opportunities to lead a multidiscipline development team What’s great about joining this team? Dynamic multi-disciplinary team contributing all the skills and knowhow to fully develop, test, prove & validate world class actuation systems Multi-national dimension due to Centre of Excellence status One of the few groups with full responsibility for the design and delivery of equipment Growing team to meet business needs across UK and France Who and what we are looking for from you? Typically our modern systems are electromechanical so a working knowledge of electrical machines, electrical position sensors and microprocessors would be advantageous. Ideally degree qualified in relevant discipline (Engineering Council approved and post graduate MSc desirable) Industrial experience with technical responsibility for the development of discrete feedback controllers Experience in systems modelling including mechanical, electro-mechanical & electrical systems Recent experience in Matlab/Simulink Good understanding of motor design principles Working knowledge of digital signal controller micro-processors A solid academic and practical understanding of classical and modern control theory Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the hierarchy through presentations, verbally and via written reports Ability to plan and achieve the delivery of tasks to schedule What you would get Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities. Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance. Are you a member of LinkedIn? If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news. LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)