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Transportation – Electrical Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

  • Job reference: PL-042
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive
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Why not...

Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector?  From Crossrail to HS2, to London’s Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network. 

As one of the world’s leading transportation contractors providing design consultancy and construction services to many of the UK’s largest clients and major contractors our cutting-edge independent advice and innovative design enables our clients to turn ideas into reality and deliver their most important transportation projects and programmes. You can help us lead the way.

As transport infrastructures experience unprecedented investment, we’re building the sustainable, integrated transport network of the future. From high-speed rail and city metros to smart motorways and driverless cars, we deliver the solutions that keep the world moving.

Join our transportation team and you’ll help us to take on technically challenging engineering projects from HS2 to smart motorway schemes. You’ll develop industry skills that are highly sought after and learn to become a future business leader.

Where you’ll be based:
Summer: Croydon
Industrial Year: Croydon and Derby

What you’ll be doing
As a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering placement student you’ll be joining one of the following locations/teams:


 Electrical systems (Energy Systems)
Our electrical engineers specialise in AC and DC high voltage design for the railway overhead line and third rail applications. The team also has a strong capability in Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) design and electrical systems modelling. The team also accept undergraduates from a physics background, building services or power systems.

M&E Systems (Energy Systems)
Our team are mainly electrical engineers with a small number of mechanical/public health specialists. Their focus is low voltage rail infrastructure related power supply design to support railway signalling, stations and points heating installations with some lighting capability.

Overhead Line (OLE) Systems (Energy Systems)
Our overhead line equipment team is predominately made up of mechanical engineers that provide design solutions for the structural and mechanical aspects of 25Kv AC Railway Electrification. They have capability from first principle system design through to volume output allocation design, including site design and installation support.

Rail Vehicles (Rail Consultancy)
Our Rail Vehicle Consultancy provides engineering and management expertise to rail vehicle owners, operators, maintainers, manufactures and regulators of rolling stock. The team has knowledge and experience of traction and rolling stock ranging from technical skills in design, construction and maintenance to strategic and project management.

You will:
• Develop your skills working on a variety of projects, providing technical solutions
• Become familiar with infrastructure terms and processes, across a wide range of disciplines
• Prepare and check project designs, drawings, assessment calculations, reports and contract documents
• Become a trusted adviser to our clients, working collaboratively with suppliers, contractors, the public and multidisciplinary teams

Who we’re looking for
Undergraduates on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Control Systems Engineering or Power Systems Engineering.

We also require:
• Confidence working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams
• A good communicator who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and manage your time effectively
• A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK
• Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working on site

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Benefits & Rewards
When you join our Transportation team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

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
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below.  Full guidance on our application process can be found here. 

Initial closing date
Our deadline for applications is Friday 29th March 2019 Due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may shut before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise 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 make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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