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Transportation - Electrical Engineering Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

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.

What you’ll be doing
As an Electrical Engineering placement student you’ll be joining one of the following teams:

Energy Systems
Electrical systems (Croydon) – here 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 graduates from a physics background, building services or power systems.

M&E Systems (Birmingham, Croydon) – here 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 (Derby, Glasgow & Swindon) – 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 Consultancy
Rail Vehicles (Derby, Glasgow) – 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. 

Transport Technology (Plymouth)
Atkins Transportation business is currently expanding our team of Railway Systems Technology Consultants. We are looking for experienced professionals that have enthusiasm and experience in applying consultancy solutions in a railway technology context particularly in ERTMS / ETCS, CBTC and TMS areas. Your responsibilities will include preparation of bids, acting as project manager / engineer and leading suitable tasks with minimal supervision. Projects involve advising and supporting clients in the evaluation and deployment of technology on the mainline rail network and mass transit systems both within the UK and internationally. Our team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, across the life cycle of a project

Rail Infrastructure
SNC-Lavalin is a leading provider of consultancy services to clients who are seeking to improve the efficiency, capacity, safety and value-for-money of their railway assets. Our Rail Infrastructure Systems business is one of four core Product Businesses within Rail & Transit UK and is an essential component of the offering whole system, whole lifecycle services to our clients. We offer rail systems solutions across route and track, signalling and power engineering, complemented by rail construction management and civil engineering capability. 


You’ll 
Develop your skills working on a variety of rail and highways 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
You’ll be a talented graduate with 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: 
Drive and determination to achieve Chartered Status 
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 and possibly abroad 
Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working out on site 

Rewards & Benefits
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How to apply 
Our deadline for applications is Thursday 21st December 2017. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

For further details on our recruitment process please click here. 

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