Product Design Engineer - Year-long Placement - 1700013O


At Cummins Power Generation we recognise that having experience of the working world during your university degree provides a key insight to the practical application of your learning. We run an exciting placement program where you are given an opportunity to work in a role and on real projects, making a difference in both your team and the company as a whole.

As an Engineering Placement Student within this very busy department, you will be an integral member of the Engineering Team and will support key projects throughout the year. This role involves the individual contributing actively towards meeting strict project deadlines, writing technical specifications outlining supplier and sub-contractor project responsibilities, developing conceptual designs, in line with client’s energy solution requirements, attend site and oversee the construction phase development on live projects.

  • Provide assistance to the Engineering group, during the project acquisition phase within ESB EMER Region, and where required support Engineering group in providing project acquisition assistance globally.
  • Provide assistance to the Engineering group, during the live project phase within ESB EMER Region.
  • Support work within the engineering group will be varied across the engineering disciplines, with the emphasis on broadening the placement students’ understanding of project engineering, whilst applying their own engineering bias principles within live project application work.
  • Actively contributing within engineering team discussions, exploring conceptual design ideas & developing detailed fit for purpose client design solutions
  • Supporting engineering team during live project design phase, applying engineering principles to undertake and develop detailed design work to support project team

The Power of Cummins

What is the Power of Cummins? You can find it in our vision, mission and values. At Cummins we take pride in engineering technologies that serve the varied needs of our customers worldwide. How do we do that? By unleashing the power of our employees: Their energy and commitment make it possible for the company to maintain a leadership position in the markets we serve.

  • Supporting the engineering application team during initial project acquisition phase of project cycle
  • Be responsible for supporting engineering manager in the construction of project execution planning, resource and budgetary considerations
  • Support engineering team with design documentation control & transmittal
  • Take responsibility for employing engineering process tools, to support the internal development of engineering ideas and track the progress of the live project issues and issue resolution
  • Attend site with lead engineer to review installation phase of live project work
  • Support engineering manager with engineering continuous process improvement & process tool development works
  • Undertake individual engineering project with the support of the engineering team to develop engineering project design experience
  • Embracing the Company values and mission; and representing and promoting Cummins Power Generation to the Customer, internally and externally


  • Studying for an Engineering degree.
  • Effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent IT skills to include Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Problem solver, displays good initiative & Methodical
  • Flexible and proactive attitude with a desire to learn and take on responsibility.

To be eligible for our placement scheme you must be a university student who has a placement year option as part of their degree programme. You will spend a year in a specific department to gain real experience in your subject area. You are supported by formal and informal training, and work on projects that add true value to the business. The placement scheme is a great place to start a career with Cummins you will experience not only the skills and work aspect, the culture and core values of the business.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Ramsgate
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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