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Electronic Control System Engineers - Placement Year 2023

Computer Science/Electrical/Systems.

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What We Do in Consulting?

We like problems at Frazer-Nash. Our Electronic & Embedded Software Engineers work on the niche, the critical, and the novel challenges our clients face today.

Our people join us to make an impact on the world and to learn from some of the best minds in the industry. Our people stay with us because they value our highly supportive team environment and the career opportunities provided by our sustained growth.

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Team information:

Is consulting for you?

Are you someone who can look beyond the task presented to understand and articulate our clients’ needs?

Are you someone who has a desire to apply their technical skills to tackle problems in new industries?

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Area of Frazer-Nash support our clients providing world leading design lifecycle support to their enterprise, equipment and plant operations.

Our people are at the very heart of what we do, they care and are the reason our clients work with us to solve some of their greatest challenges. Our electronics and embedded software engineers apply their technical skills to tackle problems on behalf of our clients; to take a systems view to consult and understand their needs and deliver sustainable and safe solutions that truly add value.

We typically work on high end engineering projects either within regulated industries, critical national infrastructure or where there is a real technology challenge such as safety system design or production of novel prototypes to demonstrate innovation.

Our Electronic and Embedded Software Engineers provide such services as – safety critical electronics design, rapid prototyping, control algorithm and real-time system development, model based systems design, FPGA and CPLD design and analysis, hardware in the loop systems, aging and obsolescence support, failure forensics and digital communications.

What you’ll be doing at Frazer-Nash?

Are you ready to apply and develop your electronic and embedded software engineering skills to solve our clients’ challenges?

Ohms Law doesn’t change from a nuclear powerplant to an autonomous electric vehicle; we deliberately do not silo or sectorise individuals, we look to take and develop their technical skills and support them to deliver solutions within the requirements of all sectors.

As a Frazer-Nash Electronics Engineer - Placement Year 2023 you can expect to be tasked on real world problems from the get-go. You will be responsible for delivering technical tasks within projects, liaising and networking both internally with our technical teams and externally with clients. You will be actively involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle, from eliciting our clients’ needs, through to developing a costed technical scope and programme, to the management and technical delivery of that scope. To give a flavour of our current electronic hardware and embedded software tasking:

  • Development of a safety critical control system for next generation wind turbines
  • Development of FPGA based pressurised water reactor control system
  • Research into the reliability of programmable protection systems
  • Realisation of a nuclear crane rope payout protection system software
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of “blackbox” unit replacements in support of obsolescence
  • Development of a prototype Cubesat propulsion control system

We support these tasks collaboratively in a hybrid manner from our offices and laboratories, from client’s sites or working from home as determined by the task.

What you’ll need?

We are looking for intelligent and inquisitive individuals, who are good communicators and can solve challenging problems. We embrace diversity, innovation and collaboration at Frazer-Nash and provide the opportunity for talented people like you to work on projects that make a difference to our world.

Essential requirements

  • Working towards a minimum 2:1 grade in an institution accredited degree in either Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or General Engineering.
  • A passion for electronic engineering and how innovation can deliver a securer, safer, sustainable and affordable world.
  • Good communication and openness to learn and develop your technical and consultative skills.
  • Tenacity and determination to achieve an outcome and then build on it.


  • Industry (summer internship) experience in embedded software development/analogue and digital electronics.
  • Application of technical and/or interpersonal skills beyond the university curriculum.

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require staff to access Government material, it is therefore necessary for all our employees to gain appropriate security clearance. We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

What can Frazer-Nash offer you?

This an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team undertaking challenging and interesting work for our clients, where we will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role. We will support and encourage your ideas and will give you the opportunity to work directly with our clients, helping you to build strong working relationships and professional networks. Clear career pathways will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role, leading to exciting future career prospects and the opportunity to return as a Frazer-Nash graduate.

You will have the option to take part in lots of social activities throughout the year as well. Join in on our annual fitness challenge, December socials, or join one of our many networking groups!


  • Competitive salary: [£21,500 Pro Rata]
  • Happy to talk flexible working
  • Holiday sale and purchase scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Targeted professional development
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare membership
  • Bonus scheme linked into company performance
  • Paid membership fees to a professional institution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season rail ticket loan

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 16th, 2022
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 Year
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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