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Motor Control - Placement Student

Electrical/Electronic.

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At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we offer a 12 Month Motor Control Engineering Programme which will tap into your passion and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story and own your tenth of a second. You will take ownership for delivering innovative engineering solutions that can go from concept to race track, sometimes in a matter of days. You will be an integral part of our Engineering Team, using strong first principles to overcome challenges throughout the Power Unit’s lifecycle.

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As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our graduates with a rotation plan which will provide exposure to a breadth of engineering across a range of exciting and challenging projects spanning Formula 1 and Project ONE.

As a successful Graduate in this area, you will design and implement control algorithms and supporting functionality for electric machines, develop calibrations to maximise machine performance and support testing. During your time on the Graduate scheme, dependent on your skills, you may have time in some of the following departments;

  • Calibration and Controls; Define and deliver calibration and control system innovations that optimise energy flows to achieve the fastest Qualifying & Race laps and deliver outstanding driveability.
  • Mechatronics and Chassis Engineering; designing new concepts, managing the integration of the Powerunit with the chassis, developing the ERS pack (electronic and mechanical components)
  • Test Engineering; strive to recreate the racetrack and race-car environment to make each experiment as representative as possible. Engineer test rigs to push the components and systems of the Power Unit to their absolute limit and validate the underpinning simulations

What do we need from you?

  • A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to work in a fast paced environment
  • You’ll have a 2.1 degree, or above, in a relevant Electrical / Electronics Engineering or related degree
  • A strong academic background in relevant A Level, or equivalent disciplines, for example Maths or Sciences 
  • An excellent understanding of engineering first principles
  • Understand the control theory and algorithms used to control electric machines
  • Practical, “hands-on” experience to complement your academic studies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivation, adaptability and creativity
  • The courage to challenge and desire to be challenged, to expand your technical knowledge and skills

What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state of the art Technology centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of the world’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions in world class facilities and, having been thoroughly proven at our Technology Centre. You will be able to see your ideas raced in F1, or powering the revolutionary Project ONE hypercar. You will also have the opportunity to work towards chartered status with the IET and will be assigned a personal mentor who will support you throughout. 

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £21,000pa
  • Collective bonus
  • Company lease car scheme
  • 36 days' annual leave
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Onsite Gym
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts

The application process:

  • Submit your on-line application, CV and covering letter
  • Complete on-line psychometric testing  
  • Your application will be screened by HR and the hiring manager
  • If successful you will be invited to attend an Assessment centre between November 2022 – March 2023
  • If successful your scheme will start on Monday 4th September 2023

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 12 months
  • Brixworth (Northamptonshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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