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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. Thus, 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:
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The industrial sectors faces many challenges:
These major issues force industrial companies to challenge themselves in innovative ways. MCA’s expertise has enabled us to support our clients with their innovations for more than 20 years.
MCA has been referenced by the major players in the heavy industry sector. We are able to suggest engineering solutions for each step of the project thanks to our knowledge and competencies in this field.
MCA supports the entire life cycle of product development. As an international company, we operate in several markets around the world.
New technologies are strategic for all players in banking, insurance and finance. Big data, agility, personal data management and cyber security are at the heart of the sector's challenges.
The new players in Fin-Tech are pushing traditional market players to invest and innovate strongly in digital.
AXILEO and MCA IT Services, IT subsidiaries of the MCA Group, deploy their offer to the major players in banking, finance and insurance in all sectors of industry.
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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.
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.
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. MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2019 certification ! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
MCA’s strategy is to develop the competencies of its employees. This implies an active and understanding human resources policy.
Thanks to investment in many business sectors in many regions around the world, MCA has opened up numerous opportunities for professional and personal development both in Sweden and abroad.
Joining MCA means revitalizing your career while being provided with opportunities for growth and development.
MCA is recruiting long-term contracted consultants who have graduated from top engineering schools and demonstrate extensive technical knowledge and professional expertise.
Since our clients are mainly key accounts, personality is as important as knowledge. More than technical competencies, MCA is looking for positive, open-minded personalities with great adaptability and a natural curiosity. Consultants are in daily contact with strategic positions and act as MCA’s ambassadors to our clients.
Today on the blog we interview Nathan, AGV consultant at Renault. He tells us more about his career path and what he likes about being a consultant.
Hello Nathan, can you introduce yourself?
Hello everyone! I am Nathan, AGV/Kaizen Project Manager at Renault.
I knew from an early start that I wanted to become an engineer, having a very strong interest in math’s and physics. I also have an engineer father, which obviously helped me to get on that path. After my Baccalauréat, I joined INSA Centre Val de Loire, a general engineering school.
After two first years of intensive preparation, I specialized in Industrial Systems Engineering. The aim was to work very quickly into a factory environment: that’s my favorite part of the job.
At the end of my 4th year, I had a great opportunity; that of going to the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec. An incredible experience where I was able to obtain a double degree in Project Management.
Back in France, I ended with a final internship in Lille in the Heineken factory. I joined the Continuous Improvement Department, which is made up entirely of interns. There we carried out our own analyses in the factory in order to decide on the priority issues we wanted to work on.
It was a very formative experience, which once again showed me that I had a real appetite for fieldwork and for working in plant.
After school, I had a first experience of 8 months at Peugeot, again in Lille. I was in charge of facilitating the implementation of modifications on the vehicles, the creation and updating of the manufacturing ranges. This gave me a first experience in the automotive sector, which I greatly appreciated.
How did you find out about MCA, how did your hiring and integration go?
At the end of my assignment at Peugeot, I wanted to come back to Paris and I was quickly contacted by MCA, which I joined at the beginning of November 2019. Several options of projects were presented to me, in major companies, which I immediately liked: it showed the possibility of making a career.
I had an interview with Renault the very next day. It all happened very quickly! I was very happy to continue working in the automotive sector, which I still enjoy to this day.
My integration at MCA was quick and efficient. At Renault, it was really a good surprise, everyone is on an equal foot, both consultants and Renault employees, which is very pleasant.
Can you tell me more about the project you are currently working on at Renault, as AGV Project Manager?
I started out in the Engineering department, which is basically Renault's own workshop. The main missions are to listen to the customer and deal with potential production problems, the aim being to see how to anticipate them on the production line. This calls for a well-developed sense of the workfield and a high level of responsiveness.
After this first part of my job, called "serial life management", I became Project Manager. Today, I produce pre-project figures, respond to calls for tenders and write specifications. In this way, I propose technical-sales offers to provide solutions to my customer, Renault, throughout France.
My job also includes an "architect" part: I program AGVs. We place small antennas in the ground, programmed by us. When the automatically guided vehicles pass over these antennas, they receive the orders we have programmed. The aim is to optimize movements within factories and production lines, to maximize costs and efficiency in general.
Projects at Renault are sometimes more global and do not only concern AGVs: this part of the job is called "Kaizen". In these cases, I essentially act as a link between the people involved in the project, without necessarily providing technical expertise: creating trucks, clever systems to make life easier for operators or increase performance.
What do you like best about your mission?
Taking on responsibilities quickly, being very autonomous and having an overview of the project.
What are the advantages of being a consultant, in your opinion?
Undoubtedly the flexibility of the missions and projects! The fact of having a very large panel of missions and clients at your disposal. When you are a general engineer like me, it is a unique opportunity to touch everything and to build a career that suits you.
Thank you Nathan for this feedback, we wish you all the best for the future.
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