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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 1400 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:
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. Our financial strength allows us to collaborate with the biggest 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.
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.
MCA provides a comprehensive expertise in the field of embedded systems to its partners:
MCA Engineering offers a wide variety of expertise for the whole development process of mechanical systems. This expertise gets applied in several sectors:
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.
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 international rail context is increasingly competitive with the rise of new players on the market (China, Japan, Korea). To differentiate themselves, players in the sector must invest in new technologies: signalling systems, connectivity, predictive maintenance analyses, data processing to analyse the state of equipment in real time, etc.
Moreover, the sector must respond to several problems:
- Replacing outdated equipment while innovating
- Gain market share by responding to calls for tenders that are demanding in terms of innovation, performance, safety and the environment
These major challenges require manufacturers to meet ever more innovative challenges.
MCA is referenced by most players in the rail market. The Group provides engineering solutions for each phase of a project, drawing on its expertise in the transport sector.
MCA works on the 4 main axes of the sectorinfrastructure, rolling stock, signalling and equipmentand on the entire V cycle of product development. MCA's international dimension enables it to accompany its clients on different markets.
The aeronautics sector offers strong growth prospects with the sustained increase in air traffic. This leads to an increase in orders and therefore in the production rate. Industry players are investing in R&D to produce cleaner aircraft. At the same time, the sector is becoming digital: equipment manufacturers and manufacturers are integrating new technologies (big data, virtual reality, factory 4.0, robots, etc.). The introduction of artificial intelligence opens new perspectives.
The maintenance market is undergoing a complete transformation to obtain better performance.
The market outlook is therefore based on the capacity of the major players in the sector to innovate, while controlling production constraints.
In Space, the launchers and satellite communications market is very dynamic. The sector is gradually industrializing with the arrival of new players from the private sector allowing a drop in the cost of production. Global competition drives innovation and investment.
In Defence, faced with an unstable geopolitical context, governments continue to invest massively, particularly in cyber security.
MCA is involved in Aeronautics, Space and Defence industrial projects throughout the product life cycle in France and internationally.
The Group has set up partnerships in France and Vietnam to propose innovative and economic solutions in the field of mechanical calculation applied to Aeronautics.
MCA has a team of consultants at the cutting edge of technology, who are attentive to customers and users in order to propose ever more innovative and effective solutions.
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.
The volatility of the market and the increase in Energy needs push the players in the sector to innovate and develop new energies. In parallel, numerous Research and Development projects have been launched in recent years to develop new technologies that respect the environment (wind, solar, biomass, etc.).
In this context, investments have increased to innovate and meet new environmental requirements. Market players are diversifying in the new energy niche and a synergy with other business sectors (automotive, etc.) is taking place. New challenges in recycling and waste management are emerging.
MCA has been referenced by major groups in the energy sector for over 25 years. MCA accompanies its clients on all energy issues and on all phases: preliminary design, design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning.
The Group has recognized expertise in conventional energies such as oil, coal, gas and nuclearand is also developing in Thermal and New Energies (wind, solar, biomass...).
The pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries must continually invest to be at the forefront of innovation.
The market is in full evolution and is developing around 4 axes: connected health and IOT, industry 4.0, innovative medical equipment and Big Data.
The ageing of the population, diseases and the expiry of numerous patents are pushing these industries to invest in R&D, particularly in Biotech and production. The introduction of artificial intelligence also opens up new perspectives such as patient services.
The subject of health implies optimal risk management and very demanding quality processes. Moreover, quality assurance represents the majority of outsourcing needs on the part of market players and is a key issue in the sector. Manufacturers are audited very regularly by organizations around the world and therefore plan heavy investments on quality.
MCA Engineering offers complex and long-term challenges at well-respected customers in several sectors!
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.
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. We also offer various services to improve the quality of life at work !
MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2019 certification ! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
MCA offers its employees different career opportunities, so that everyone can get promoted according to their personal objectives!
In addition to the opportunity of following an expert career in a specific area of expertise, MCA engineers with relevant experience can operate in project management. This implies the guidance of an engineering team, organizational oversight, direct client contact, and assuming responsibility for an entire project.
In addition to a technical career, engineers can become account managers. In this position, they are the link between the customer and technical engineers. As an account manager, it is your objective to build up a team of engineers, create a customer portfolio, implement corporate strategy, and strengthen customer relationships.
Today we meet with Carina, Senior Recruiter within MCA Engineering in Germany. Carina is one of the key element of the team, always positive and willing to support people. Here is her interview :
Hello Carina, how are you? Thanks for participating to this interview. Could you present yourself quickly?
Hey, I'm fine, thanks! My name is Carina Schulz and I have been working at MCA for now 4.5 years. I started with an internship, stayed as Junior Recruiter and have been working as a Senior Recruiting Manager for 1.5 years now. Originally, I studied Classical Archaeology and then did an internship in Recruiting, which I really enjoyed!
In my private life I am very active in sports, but I also like baking and cooking together with friends or spending my times in the mountains, which are very close to Munich.
How were you first introduced to MCA? Have you heard of the company before? What made you apply there?
Honestly, I have never heard of MCA before I found the offer for the internship, but besides the tasks in the job description I liked the fact that the company was still relatively small at the time (around 30 employees in Munich) and that I was able to make a difference immediately as an intern! Then I met the team in person (especially Stephanie) and I was directly after the interview convinced that I want to be part of this.
Have you always been attracted by / wanted to work in the Engineering field? Was it your original career path or did it changed over time?
As you can imagine when you think about what I have studied, the Engineering field was quite far away from what dealt with the years before. When I started at MCA I found out that, actually, I’m also really enthusiastic about technology because I'm fascinated about what is possible these days.
You started at MCA as Junior Recruiter. Can you talk us through this job?
As a Junior Recruiter, you are already involved in different topics. Active sourcing plays a major role, i.e. actively writing to potential candidates via career networks to find the best talents for the different projects. Here you have to communicate a lot and, of course, deal with each person individually. In addition, you accompany the candidates through the entire process and always have close contact with the specialist department.
At the same time, you also have to be creative as a team when it comes to finding new ways to make MCA better known, to present yourself at trade fairs and to show the outside world how much fun working at MCA is!
What were the main challenges as well as what did you preferred while being a Recruitment Specialist?
The main challenge was to manage many different topics at the same time like coaching new Recruiters, working stronger together with the other departments, being up to date with new recruiting and employer branding trends and of course improving my own search and learn more about technical topics. But the different topics each day are a main reason, why I like to go to work every day 😊
You are now Senior Recruiting Manager. What would be your next step, now that you’re a Senior Recruiting Manager?
My goal is to support my Recruiters to be successful and happy at MCA and that they reach their own career goals (and I’m really glad to have a great team😊). As we are still growing and want to develop on the German market, there will always be great challenges!
What are the main qualities, in your opinion, to be a good Recruitment Officer?
I think you should definitely be a positive person who can also inspire other people. You should also be communicative and not afraid to talk to strangers. In addition, of course, a high degree of self-organization is also necessary, as you work independently in many things.
If you could describe MCA in 3 words, what would it be?
Personal, dynamic, challenging
What is your favorite MCA memory?
What I really enjoy are the many events where we meet our engineers. As a recruiter at MCA you don’t stop the connection with a candidate with the signature. We love to see them being part of MCA and how they develop and integrate in their projects. But my strongest memory is about the first time I met all the other Recruiters and Business Managers of MCA Group. It was a great feeling being part of such a big team and meet so many inspiring people.
Last but not least… Any fun fact about you? 😊
I like watching the people when I tell them, that I have studied Classical Archeology. Nobody expects this and it’s always fun to see their spontaneous reaction 😉
Thank you so much Carina for being part of this interview, we loved getting to know you a bit more. Here to more years withing MCA Engineering GmbH !
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