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Internship (Undergraduate) - CFD & PLM Engineer

Mechanical/Manufacturing. Southampton.

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WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
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Who are we?

What kind of person, is a BAT person? With a highly successful past and an exciting future ahead of us, find out why we’re proud of our people and what makes us a truly global company.

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is part of the Hybrid-Device engineering team – working jointly alongside the CFD & PLM teams.

The unique placement opportunity would offer the student a development experience, not only in the new product development cycle, but also exposure to human-centred design of new product innovations. This is also an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer and you will see your work become reality.

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Hands-on experience with software development tools, project management methodology, business analytics, quality assurance, and change management.
  • Support project managers in managing schedules and milestones.
  • Assisting with documentation and project deliverables.
  • Learn about Project Management and PLM Software Development, support, testing & validation.
  • Liaise with multiple departments, and sites, in the support of PLM software.
  • Building models for specific product component or assembly testing, performing CFD analysis and validating with existing data or generate new data.
  • Carry parametric studies using existing models and provide feedback: such as different heating profiles, puffing profiles, materials, etc.
  • Investigation of design concepts – both currently commercially available options, novel and emerging technical developments that show promise for future use.

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Would you like an insight into how science can inform product development in a global business?
  • Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to a global business whilst gaining valuable skills for your future career?

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or M.S. (Master’s degree) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent technical discipline (Students with interest in CFD, FEA are preferred)
  • Knowledge in specific areas such as Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, numerical analysis, test and data acquisition.
  • Familiar with CAD software (Solidworks or Creo), CFD/FEA software (COMSOL, ANSYS), MATLAB, PDM or PLM software
  • Good investigative mind, capable of investigating complex issues, defining and building own test set ups
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, to internal as well as those external parties to the organisation
  • Interested in IT, technology, and project management.
  • Deliver the technical solution as needed.

BENEFICIAL

  • Some SQL knowledge would be useful.

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