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Control Engineer

ID de l'offre R0076183 Date de publication 31/10/2019 Lieu: Glasgow, Ecosse, United Kingdom
Full time, Contrat à Durée Indéterminée (CDI)
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Control Engineer

Thales is Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems.

Thales Glasgow designs a range of state-of-the-art Optronics solutions for some of the most technically advanced defence and security platforms for land, sea and air.

We are seeking talented Design Engineers, who can apply their knowledge and skills in an innovative control engineering design role. We have built up a team passionate about developing products for a safer world and we are now looking for like-minded engineers to join us.

Key responsibilities

  • Design line-of-sight and servo control systems to meet demanding systems requirements
  • Specify control system components, such as motors, gyros, inertial measurement units (IMU)
  • Develop control systems through a combination of modelling, simulation and hardware testing
  • Verify and validate solutions on final build hardware
  • Sustain existing products through support programmes, trials and new opportunities
  • Regularly feedback on progress to multiple project teams

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will have Bachelor or Masters Degree (BEng, BSc, MEng, MSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject or Higher Education/equivalent training and experience.

You will be an experienced user of Matlab and Simulink based tools for mathematical modelling, simulation and data analysis.

You will have a firm understanding of classical control system design methods.

Knowledge of modern control methods and inertial stabilisation would be beneficial.

Knowledge of mechanical dynamics and motor technology would be beneficial.

Desirable experience

  • Experience in code generation from Simulink models
  • Experience in designing to Functional Safety Standard IEC 61508
  • Experience in modelling and simulation of nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Experience in systems identification methods
  • Experience in deriving component requirements based on system technical performance requirements
  • Proficiency in C/C++ coding
  • Practical experience in designing, testing, optimising and implementing servo control systems

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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