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Naval Architect/Marine Engineer Summer Placement

Mechanical/Naval Architecture/Aerodynamics.

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It’s an exciting time to join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities for you.

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Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering team:

The Naval Architecture team sits within the Maritime and Land business of QinetiQ. The team delivers hydrodynamic testing and design consultancy services. Hydrodynamic problem solving forms a significant part of the project work within group - identifying a methodology for solving a client's hydrodynamic issues, mathematically or through model testing. 

What will I be doing?

  • Supporting hydrodynamic test and evaluation within the hydrodynamic facilities (towing tank, manoeuvring basin, cavitation tunnels).
  • Conduct simulation and modelling of ships and submarines in support of design and operation.
  • Work within QinetiQ’s team of subject matter experts in support of complex project delivery, including propeller design, submarine manoeuvring and surface ship hydrodynamics.
  • Support maritime consultancy tasks to aid in solving our customer’s problems.
  • Conduct data analysis to understand complex problems.

Academic requirements:

You will need to be working towards a degree with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Ship science
  • Naval architecture
  • Marine engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Offshore engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Aero/Hydrodynamics

Additional requirements:

  • Highly motivated, dynamic with a positive attitude and values of integrity, collaboration and performance.
  • Keen desire to develop and grow their technical skills and understanding.
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis including experience of programming (Matlab, Python etc.).
  • Ability to develop alternative strategies to overcome issues and innovate to improve the overall value to the customer.
  • Good communication skills, both written and presentational. Including the ability to exchange complex information.
  • Good team working, organisation, communication and attention to detail. 
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
  • You must be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process.

Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects. 

Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us. 

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success. 

Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 4th, 2023
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Starting Salary: £18,500 pro rata + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 - 6 months
  • Gosport (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Naval Architecture

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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