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Fluids and Thermal Engineers - Placement Year 2023


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What We Do in Consulting?

At Frazer-Nash we really like problems … but we really love solving them!

In a nutshell engineering consultancy is all about providing technical advice to positively impact our clients’ projects and businesses and the wider world around us. Within our consultancy you’ll often hear us talk about “Physics, People and Projects” because consultancy is the juncture at which these three skills meet.

As a Frazer-Nash consultant you will enjoy:

  • bringing your technical and scientific insight to solve complex problems;
  • working with specialist and non-specialist stakeholders to deliver insight in a form they can understand and action; and

doing so in project-centred environment to make an impact of some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as Net Zero 2050, energy security, future mobility, and global security The above brings a great variety of challenges which can be at the technical, stakeholder engagement or project delivery level. You will typically be working [EMJN1] [GH2] on multiple projects simultaneously, managing your time and accruing a wealth of experience and skills. Hence, no two days in Frazer-Nash will be the same.

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Team information:

Within this role you’ll be part of one of our Fluids and Thermal team. This team helps our clients understand the performance of fluids and thermal systems throughout the project lifecycle from concept through to decommissioning. We work closely with our neighbouring Asset Integrity and Energy Assurance areas to help ensure that engineering plant performs, lasts and is safe to operate.

Approximately two-thirds of our Fluids and Thermal work is focussed in the clean energy sector. This is split one-third nuclear (from decommissioning through nuclear new build to new fusion technologies) and one-third in offshore wind energy systems and enabling energy vectors (e.g. battery storage and hydrogen). The final one-third of our work supports our Defence and Transport Business Units helping keep us safe and mobile.

In addition to delivering impactful work to our clients, we also regularly share our technical developments through contributions to journals, international conferences, and white papers. Our staff are often invited to share their expertise at events and seminars and many hold prestigious roles on the technical committees of conferences and professional engineering institutions.

What you’ll be doing at Frazer-Nash?

In our Fluids and Thermal team you will be utilising tools from state-of-the-art numerical simulations run on high performance computing clusters to bespoke analytical models derived from first principles. You will learn to use your skills to guide when and where to use each type of tool to add value and understanding. You will be responsible for your own work from day one but working as part of a client-facing project delivery team.

From time-to-time there will also be the opportunity to visit our clients’ site either local to your office or elsewhere in the UK.

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.

For this position you will need:

  • To be studying a BEng or MEng degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or a similar engineering discipline.
  • To be in at least the second year of study at the time of your application.
  • An interest in and an aptitude for solving fluids and thermal problems using a range of methods from analytical to high performance computing.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external project stakeholders through various media (e.g. reports, presentations and meetings) to deliver impactful advice on budget and on time.
  • Experience of working in industry and/or consultancy through previous internships or year in industry schemes.
  • Specialism in fluids and thermal engineering as evidence through group and/or individual project work in this field.
  • Experience of leading teams within University projects and/or in extracurricular activities/hobbies.
  • Skills in computing coding and scripting using tools such as Python or Matlab.

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...

  • Aeronautics
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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