Work Placement / Internship

Electric Vehicle Battery Design - 12 Month Placement

July 2020

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We believe in creating an environment where our placement student really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

The high-voltage-battery is one of the key-components of electric vehicles. Its power and energy density is crucial for the overall driving performance of electrified cars. Developing technologies and products with significant higher performance for next generation vehicles is the scope of our department. We aim to optimise all aspects of a Li-Ion-Battery including chemical, mechanical and thermal aspects and are therefore in close co-operation with international suppliers, universities, institutes and business partners.

Electric drive trains for automotive applications are facing different technical challenges. These include typical automotive requirements like mechanical fatigue or low weight targets. Also battery specific topics resulting from Li-Ion-cells itself or cooling demands.

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What awaits you?

  • Developing theoretical design solution using methodical approaches
  • Detailed mechanical design using CAD
  • The simulation of various components of the battery including the cell module, cooling components and housing parts.
  • You will further have the chance to manage the manufacturing of prototypes by suppliers, the assembly and the validation.
  • Gather all learnings from the validation and ensure their implementation in the upcoming sample phases

Qualifications and Experience

  • Participating in a degree programme in mechanical engineering, vehicle design or similar
  • Experience in CAD design preferably CATIA V5
  • Basic knowledge of methodical development approaches
  • Basic knowledge of FEM simulation software
  • Professional use of Microsoft Office
  • Business fluent English skills
  • Enjoys working independently as well as in an international team environment.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £17,500, 26 days holiday and a pension scheme (pro rata to your contract) as well as a subsided on-site gym and restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday. Weekly social events also help you to develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - The opportunity to have access to drive new vehicles at weekends through our test car scheme. Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts and
    many fellow interns.

Did you know?

MINI Plant Oxford is the heart of the MINI Manufacturing network and a state of the art automotive production technology centre. We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

  • Building over 1000 cars per day, including the MINI Electric.
  • Over 11,500 solar panels spread across an area of 20,000 square meters to supply the facility with renewable energy.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued support of our house charity, with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below. Applications close on 29th November 2019.

The next stages of the recruiting process, could include; online testing, video interview and then a face to face, or telephone interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900030L
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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Oxford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Software

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