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MCA operates in diversified business sectors such as automotive, energy, railway, industry, aeronautics, defense, electronics, multimedia, life sciences, tertiary…
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MCA Engineering is part of MCA Group, an international player in engineering and high-tech consulting. MCA’s consultants are engineers commissioned for strategic and technical projects in some of the biggest companies in the industrial and tertiary fields. We support our clients with their innovation and R&D issues during the entire product life cycle. More than 1200 engineers work for MCA, offering technical assistance in service centers or under fixed-rate contracts.
The company has grown mainly organically, thus ensuring a stable and dynamic development. Both customers and engineers benefit from our international network – and our engineers can enjoy diversified projects in an international context.
MCA, Powered by Engineers
From the very beginning, MCA has always thought it was essential to respect those values which have helped the company resist the economic crisis and develop its growth.
To develop human resources:
MCA’s teams recruit collaborators both for their technical competencies and human qualities. Our consultants are the human resources and the real strength of the company. MCA tries hard to encourage the growth and development of its consultants:
MCA is committed to diversity and believes in equity and equality for everyone involved in all activities within the company. Self-development and professional growth are both essential for the current and future success of MCA.
To generate profitability and ensure sustainability:
Globalization has overturned the established order, and companies like MCA must adapt themselves to new obligations and requirements from their clients. In order to ensure sustainability, MCA is investing in new areas and activities such as service centers. The main source of investment is MCA’s own profitability. Thus, our financial strength allows us to collaborate with the biggest European contractors. MCA is investing in them, consequently generating new opportunities and possibilities for the career development of our employees. Thanks to its rigorous management, MCA is a high-performance company which is investing in major future projects.
To provide the best service with fairness, integrity and to the highest ethical standard:
From the very beginning, MCA has completed projects to the highest standards of quality. Extensive assessments are frequently carried out to ensure the improvement and effectiveness of our policies. MCA depends on the excellence and ethics of its teams to make internal and external relationships more transparent and to resolve problems as quickly as possible. The high quality requirements of the MCA Group are assured by our ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.
* Previsional estimations
MCA offers 4 areas of service with several levels of investment depending on the client’s needs. We work directly with the client on-site or at our own offices.
In an industry characterized by rapid innovation processes and new developments, many companies need the (temporary) use of specialist knowledge. For example, that could assistance with the developing a product or the testing of a new machine. MCA Engineering has a broad (international) network of talented and highly qualified professionals who excel in their field and are greatly qualified to realize technical solutions for the customer. The engineers receive continues support and guidance from MCA, allowing them to perform optimally in the project and to guarantee high quality.
Rapid changes within innovation often have serious consequences, quick scale-up and adequate respond is often difficult. However, that’s not the case with the Internal Software Development service of MCA Engineering. A reliable and professional team of designers, developers, testers and project managers, of course, are ready to deliver your projects on time, within budget and with the desired quality.
The wide (international) network of MCA Engineering of talented and highly trained professionals, we are well able to achieve the desired technical solution
As consultancy company MCA Engineering has the knowledge, skills and capacity to manage in-house projects completely or partially. This means - customer projects from start to finish prepared by MCA Engineering, planned, executed, completed and evaluated. This allows us to take over parts of the projects of our clients and manage it within our internal team.
MCA is able to provide comprehensive project management due to our long-term experience in several sectors. We offer all kind of services to our partners – from planning to implementation to project end – and always apply our “best practice”, leading to successful and efficient projects.
As a consultancy company we offer our clients advice and research. If necessary, we look at the available knowledge on the labour market and we provide customers with the required resources and competencies to carry out investigations.
At MCA Engineering we believe in the power of collaboration. Therefore, we offer the opportunity to work with customers in the realization of technical solutions. This includes the development of a new product, for example, a sub-component or complete module, both mechanically as in software. The advantage of co-development is that customers (temporarily) have extra capacity. This, coupled with our up-to-date knowledge, specialized skills and tight project management is the guarantee of a successful outcome!
Eindhoven in recent years has become one of the most prominent high-tech centres in Europe, thanks to the promotion of open innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. The tremendous growth of the region has a great attraction for talented local and international knowledge workers, students, entrepreneurs and investors who work together to develop new high-tech products and services.
As engineering consultancy company, with a home base in the heart of the high-tech industry, MCA Engineering has managed to build a strong network within the Brainport region. Therefore, we are capable in the field of high technology to complete customer questions with the use of specialized knowledge and skills so that we can work together to find solutions to the social challenges of tomorrow.
The sector is undergoing a transformation with new market entrants. To remain competitive, the major automotive groups are investing heavily in R&D, particularly in propulsion, ADAS systems, on-board systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, electric vehicles and the reduction of polluting emissions.
To support all these developments, automobile manufacturers have increased the outsourcing rate of their Research and Development by relying on strategic partners such as MCA.
To respond optimally to these strategic challenges, MCA consultants are engineers with a strong technical dimension. Historical sector of MCA, our customers are the European manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.
The varied skills of our teams enable us to support our industrial customers in all areas of the automotive industry and throughout the entire product life cycle: from design-design to commissioning and testing, to after-sales service (design and implementation of software for testing and maintenance procedures, for example).
The industry is characterized by various developments that force companies in the sector to find new innovative and sustainable methods of work. For example, that could be offering support and maintenance of industrial facilities in a restrictive environment. Furthermore, continuous innovation of new high-capacity components, setting up automation processes to reduce workload and improve the safety and working conditions. Additionally, for many companies, there is a challenge to optimize industrial processes, with a view to the management of stocks and prices of raw materials and reducing the environmental impact.
MCA Engineering supports clients in the industry sector for over 20 years providing innovative and sustainable solutions. The specialized knowledge and experience in the field of industrial systems, enables us to provide technical solutions for every step in the lifecycle of the product.
Embedded systems are at the cutting edge of electronics and (technical) information technology, which requires specialized knowledge and experience. The complex features of embedded systems are inseparable part from the modern world. The often hidden components are found in many systems - from coffee machines to spacecraft. They are also an important part within the offshore industry. Companies in the industry today have to make the day with various developments and technologies related to wireless sensor networks, automated handling and control systems.
In recent years MCA Engineering has developed considerable expertise in embedded systems and built a strong network with specialized professionals. This allows MCA Engineering to support customers with finding solutions to questions in the field of embedded systems, electronics and (technical) computer science. Furthermore, we offer support with specializations and functions both within the FPGA (Matlab, VHDL) and on the software side (C, C ++, .NET, Java, C #, Python, Ruby). Also, iOS and Android app development plays an important part.
In general MCA provides a comprehensive expertise to its partners in the field of:
Technological innovation is the driving force behind the development of the multimedia, e-commerce and telecoms sectors.
The sector is undergoing profound transformations with a rapid evolution towards the 4.0 industry: robots, connectivity, 3D printing, virtual reality or artificial intelligence. The IOT and connected objects market is exploding: it is estimated that more than 50 billion connected objects will be produced by 2020.
In telecom, operators are relying on the cloud and digitalization to improve their efficiency, while preparing for the deployment of 5G.
Faced with such changes in lifestyles and the phenomenon of permanent connectivity, manufacturers are also committed to maintaining user data security, which is becoming a real concern.
Joining us means joining a dynamic and welcoming Group. You will have the opportunity to work on technological and challenging projects for prestigious clients.
We accompany you throughout your career according to your aspirations. For this, you benefit from a daily and personalized HR follow-up. At MCA Engineering we believe in self - development. That's why we offer you the opportunity to grow in your field, thanks to the tailor-made career plan Engineer Your Own Career! Here we determine together with you your goals for the future and the way to achieve them. Through challenging projects and environments at national and international level, you get the opportunity to gain experience and grow to new positions.
MCA promotes the internal promotion, mobility and professional development of its teams. Our extremely dynamic growth enables us to develop our activities in Europe and abroad, which offers all our teams varied opportunities within the Group.
You work into a friendly and stimulating environment! In order to encourage communication between employees, several events are organized! MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2017 certification ! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
"More than the perfect match”
Working via a mediator agency was not initially favored by our engineer Joep van de Laarschot. But after a preliminary discussion with MCA, he became convinced of the advantages of working through a committed engineering and consultancy agency. "I'm here in my place. I get the trust and the right support to shape my career in the direction I would like to and that feels very nice!"
"I started my career 12 years ago with a degree in Mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU / e). Because of my great interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, I then decided to specialize in a Master Energy Technology. At the end of my studies I was approached by a company for a challenging job at Cortexon. Here I worked with great pleasure almost 3.5 years. Until I noticed that I was ready for a new challenge. At that time I was accidentally contacted by MCA asking if I was interested in working for them. Since I already had some other plans in action and would have preferred a permanent job, I wasn’t too sure about MCA. Gradually, however, I was still interested and I started to talk with the team. During the conversations, I became very excited about MCA and the benefits they can offer me in terms of self-development and shaping my career. Then I went on a number of conversations with clients, but this didn’t turn to be a right match at that momnet. Until I went to talk to a client of MCA and discuss a cool project on the development of a new generation of dosing that I could start on and I felt it right away: “This is my next step!”
"As a Mechanical Engineer I mainly think in concepts, analyzing and making calculations. That’s something I missed in my previous job. To increase my knowledge and skills in a new software, MCA offered me a course in preparation for this project. Here I have much pleasure in my work. I am also extremely pleased that MCA listens to my story. MCA looks beyond making the right match and just focuses on how engineers can best support in achieving their goals. In the future, I hope to develop myself in the direction of system architecture and project management, so I can shift the emphasis of details to the overview of the project and the management of a team. Along with MCA I regularly discuss my goals and the way to it. They advise me to follow certain courses and develop skills to achieve my goal through tailor-made career plan Engineer Your Own Career. Perhaps even the most important thing for me is that they give me the confidence to continue to build my career in MCA. You also have a real connected team around you within MCA. That’s why “you stand there as an engineer never alone and that feels very nice!”
1/ Could you introduce yourself shortly (studies, first jobs, how did you heard of MCA and why did you apply)
I studied information technology at the Technical University of Munich. During my study, I worked for a drone company and developed new software for a remote control. I worked there five years, did my diplom theses there and it was my first job. To get more work experience, I decide to choose something new. I updated my LinkedIn profile and wrote some applications to few companies. One day, a recruiter from MCA contacts me and I got there a job interview. After some month, they decide to hire me and we were looking for a new project.
2/ Can you tell us about the project you are currently working on?
I am currently working for EOS GmbH, the market leader in additive manufacturing, who are producing laser-sinter machines for nearly all types of materials. A lot of industries manufacture prototypes with this laser sinter machines and think about doing the complete production with it. The problem is, that this machines are not design for production, because you have to do too much manual and can use it for 24/7 producing.Together with Daimler and Premium AEROTEC, we want to bring the next generation of additive manufacturing to series production. In this project, I am the sub-project manager for software and I lead the development of the control center for the next big machine park of laser-sinter machines and its periphery. Also, I care about the software, working on the machines.
3/ What do you enjoy most about this project, and what have you learned so far?
I came directly from the software development and this was my first job in project management. The change was difficult for me, but I like the challenge. So for me, it was a complete new work experience. I learned how to manage a project, how to get task in an agile development team, how to contact with stakeholders and many more.
4/ Any advices for someone who would like to do the same career?
When you are in a meeting, you are discussing a lot of stuff. Also, a lot of this meeting get forgotten, even if you can remember, other people don’t. So, if you discuss something, what is quite important for you, write a mail to your colleagues.
5/ What do you prefer about working with MCA?
I attended a lot of social events and talking with my MCA colleagues.
6/ What brought you to work into this industry? Was it a personal interest at first?
Mostly, I go to a company because I like the product and not the company by itself. First, it was drones, then it was software for military and now it is additive manufacturing. I often good some message in LinkedIn about new job opportunities in different industries. I am very flexible and bring a lot of experience from other companies. This experience is valuable for other industries.
7/ What is your motto in life?
If you stop to become better, you stop being good.
8/ Could you describe a typical day at work?
I start at 7am and first check and answer my mails and getting a coffee. After that, I take a look of work I have to do. Sometimes there are only meetings I attend, sometimes I am writing down technical requirements or user stories and sometimes, I try to find the problem on the machine, we have with the software. Mostly, I try to finish my day at 4pm.
9/ What would be the next step for you, career wise?
I want to finish first my projects at EOS GmbH and then, let’s see. It would be nice to have an own development team and try to coordinate their work with them. It would be also nice to be a project manager for a complete project and not only for software.
Mostly, I would prefer, if MCA Germany would have some commissional work and to be project manager of this project.
11/ What is your favorite professional memory?
When I worked for the drone company, I completely developed a software tool from the beginning until the release. It was a lot of work and it was my first big project. I was really proud, when we first released the software and make it public for all our customers. That was my most favorite memory. Now, I do something similar at EOS GmbH with the control center and hope, that will get also such a good moment there.
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