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Energy - Mechanical Engineering Placements (2018)

  • Job reference: PL-024
  • Sector: Energy
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive
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Why not...

We’re looking for the next generation of Mechanical Engineers to work on new power stations and innovative renewables concepts, extend the life of existing infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market.  Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.

What you’ll be doing
We have opportunities for undergraduates across a range of our Energy teams in the UK. 

SUMMER – Derby, Whitehaven


From a Mechanical Engineering related background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

Derby – As a trusted advisor to the UK nuclear market, we can’t always shout about the work we’re involved with, but you can expect to play your part in major projects, such as the design of nuclear fuel handling equipment, stress analysis on safety critical pressure vessels and supporting manufacture of nuclear plant components to name but a few. With capability in mechanical design and analysis, nuclear substantiation, nuclear safety case work and manufacturing consultancy, we provide technical expertise to major nuclear companies, the defence sector, and across the wider energy market, helping them to deliver innovative and successful projects.

Epsom - Based in our Epsom office you could find yourself in one of the following teams; Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Mechanical Engineering and the Offshore Structures team.  Working across our Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Nuclear Markets, some of our recent projects include: Prelude FLNG, Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, Hinckley Point C, Sizewell and Beatrice Wind Farm.  We are looking for candidates who have a keen interest in either Mechanical Equipment design, Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer or Offshore Structures.

Whitehaven – Based in our Whitehaven office, you’ll be working primarily on unique and challenging Nuclear Decommissioning projects.  The ideal candidate will have an interest in static and dynamic mechanical loading and be passionate about digital innovation and how this can shape the engineering future. 

You could also…

In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations, you could also be involved in;

• Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
• Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
• Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
• Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
• Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
• Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets.

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be on track to achieve a 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in a relevant Mechanical Engineering degree discipline. 

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy.  For a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply
Our deadline for applications is February 17th 2018. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.
Full guidance on our application process can be found here

NB: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.

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