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Transportation - Mechanical and Electrical Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

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Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector?  From Crossrail to HS2, to London’s Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network. 

As one of the world’s leading transportation contractors providing design consultancy and construction services to many of the UK’s largest clients and major contractors our cutting-edge independent advice and innovative design enables our clients to turn ideas into reality and deliver their most important transportation projects and programmes. You can help us lead the way.

As transport infrastructures experience unprecedented investment, we’re building the sustainable, integrated transport network of the future. From high-speed rail and city metros to smart motorways and driverless cars, we deliver the solutions that keep the world moving.

Join our transportation team and you’ll help us to take on technically challenging engineering projects from HS2 to smart motorway schemes. You’ll develop industry skills that are highly sought after and learn to become a future business leader.

Where you’ll be based:

Summer: Birmingham, Croydon and York.
Industrial Year: are available in Birmingham, Croydon, Derby and York.

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What you’ll be doing

As a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering placement student you’ll be joining one of the following locations/teams:

  • Birmingham -M&E Systems (Energy Systems)
  • Croydon and York- Electrical systems (Energy Systems)
  • M&E Systems (Energy Systems)
  • Derby- Overhead Line (OLE) Systems (Energy Systems)
  • Rail Vehicles (Rail Consultancy) 

You will: 

  • Develop your skills working on a variety of projects, providing technical solutions.
  • Become familiar with infrastructure terms and processes, across a wide range of disciplines.
  • Prepare and check project designs, drawings, assessment calculations, reports and contract documents. 
  • Become a trusted adviser to our clients, working collaboratively with suppliers, contractors, the public and multidisciplinary teams.

Who we’re looking for 

Undergraduates on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Control Systems Engineering or Power Systems Engineering. 

We also require: 

  • A good communicator who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and manage your time effectively.
  • A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK.
  • Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working on site.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond.
  • Our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme.
  • Competitive salary.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: PL-042
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long, Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Systems
  • Town & Transport Planning

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