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Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology - Safety & Asset Management Industrial Year Placement (2019)

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Joining SNC-Lavalin Atkins on our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division will mean you that you are able to work with teams across mission critical industries, to contribute to the security and resilience of the nation, or to exploit advanced technology to help clients to not only meet, but embrace these exciting times. They work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and create lighter, quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The security team is trusted by organisations to help them understand the threats they are facing and develop the strategies to counter them.

At SNC-Lavalin Atkins we offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on, to the different directions you can take your career.  You'll be at the leading edge of Safety Critical Engineering and digital Asset Management (dAM). Safety & Asset Management forms part of the Advanced Engineering & Technology Practice, which offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.

What you’ll be doing
We're strengthening and growing our Safety & Asset Management consulting team within ADS&T to meet increasing market demand across multiple sectors for advisory Strategic Safety & Asset Management, Digital Technologies and Asset Performance Management services. The Safety & Asset Management Practice Group provides an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of innovative and market leading projects within Aerospace, Defence and emerging new markets. Our practice group is transforming through adopting and focusing upon capability development, innovation and digital technologies such as data analytics, enhancing our digital tools and techniques to meet current and future market demands.

These services include business operations, strategy, people management, change management, accounting/finance, risk management and information systems all coordinated around:

Asset Management - A systematic process that exploits digital technology and data to make concept, deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading and disposal of “ASSETS” safer, more cost-effective and more sustainable.

Safety - Optimised Systems approach to Safety & Environmental Engineering encompassing infrastructure including People, Hardware, Programmable Elements and Data. Making our world safer, secure and more sustainable.

Our practice group is formed around a variety of certification, analyses, computation methodologies and assessment techniques such as Training Needs Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, Failure Modes Effects Analyse, Safety Case and Safety Auditing, HAZOP studies, Supply Chain Management, Modelling techniques, RCM and Reliability Analysis, Maintenance Task Analysis; Integrated Logistic Support and Asset Performance Management activities which influences System Engineering.

These are supplemented further using electronic computational models developed for Markov Analyses, digital tools, Goal Structured Notation, Fault Tree Analysis, JACK (Space program) HF analysis and simulation, AvSim and RAM4 to name but a few.

What ever your passion, you will be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects. We will invest in your training and development, through inductions and targeted individual training plans.

Where you’ll be based
Bristol or Aldershot

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be an undergraduate with a predicted 2:1 or above (Masters) in any of the following disciplines:
• Control Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Electrical & Electronic Engineering
• Marine/Naval Engineering
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Asset Management
• Environmental Engineering
• Ergonomic & Psychology
• Aerospace Engineering
• Mechanical and General Engineers

We’re looking for people who are keen to diversify and adapt in an ever-changing environment. By joining a global company with opportunities across different businesses, you truly can shape your future, aim high and achieve great things. You’ll be encouraged to help support the business through developing new innovative ways of working and will be supported in maximising your potential at every opportunity.

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Rewards and Benefits
Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme

In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits – for full details of our comprehensive benefits package please click here.

How to apply
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Initial closing date
Our deadline for applications is Friday 29th March 2019. Due to their popularity we may close some of our programmes before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would recommend applying as early as possible.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not refer to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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