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Electric Vehicle Battery Mechanical Design and Simulation - 6 Months Placement (April 2021)

BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.

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At the BMW Group, we believe in creating an environment where you will learn by doing and where you are given your own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one and encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – giving you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

To ensure that we are continually developing our workforce, we are looking for talented and motivated people who will inspire and shape our future business. Each year we offer a number of student opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class final result.

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Electric Vehicle Battery Mechanical Design and Simulation

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 optimize all aspects of a Li-Ion-Battery including chemical-, mechanical- and thermal aspects and are therefore in close cooperation with international suppliers, universities, institutes and business partners.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing novel design solutions 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.
  • Finally you will gather all learnings from the validation and ensure their implementation in the upcoming sample phases.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Participating in a bachelor- or master program and on track for a 2:1 in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive engineering or similar
  • Experience in CAD design preferably CATIA V5
  • Basic knowledge of methodical development approaches
  • Basic knowledge of FEM, CFD or thermal 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 £18,500, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme as well as a subsided on-site restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance. 
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your placement you will be supported by our experts and many fellow students and have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits.

What do you need to do now?

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

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 21st, 2021
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 to 6 months
  • Oxford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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