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Graduate Engineer (Loudwater/Greenford)

Job Reference:
35647NRR
Recruiter Name:
Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
Engineering
Salary:
£27,000 to £28,000 per annum
Locations:
Buckinghamshire, England
Contract Type:
Permanent
Date Posted:
04/04/2019

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Parkside Recruitment have an exciting vacancy for a Graduate Engineer to join our an exciting and growing organisation, to be involved in designing solutions and solve problems on our diverse range of projects and programmes.

This is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career within a progressive, dynamic environment with exposure to ground-breaking technologies and systems. We will challenge and support you in equal measure to nurture your potential as an engineer.

We will give you the chance to utilise and build your skills across one or more functional disciplines (Systems, Software, Mechanical, and Electrical/Electronic) depending on rotations, whilst learning the conduct of engineering activities. Those will be undertaken as part of a team under the guidance of senior staff and within the wider context of the business.

Key Responsibilities

The Graduate Engineer will enter the business in their home function and will, throughout the course of the graduate scheme, spend time on 'placement' in a range of other engineering and non-engineering functions across the business streams and throughout the product lifecycle.

The graduate will work with their functional line manager and mentor to create a roadmap of the functions in which they wish to gain experience. During each rotation, the Graduate's day to day work will be overseen by a Placement Supervisor who will be responsible for setting objectives specific to that placement.

The Graduate Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Delivering allocated tasks and meet objectives as agreed with line manager, placement supervisor and mentor.
  • Performing modelling, design or implementation activities with the supervision and mentoring of senior staff.
  • Verifying and testing technical solutions with guidance from senior staff.
  • Learning the use of tools and equipment of the allocated functional discipline.
  • Learning how to estimate allocated tasks and adhere to agreed estimates/timescales by participating in the definition of Work Packages and their incorporation into project delivery.
  • Providing regular and clear technical progress reports to project management, mentor, project supervisor and functional line manager.
  • Adhering to the company's engineering processes and procedures.
  • Developing an awareness of the role of other functions of the business (Finance, Production, Sales & Marketing, Commercial, etc.).
  • Developing personal career path as part of the Early Career Development Scheme and annual assessment process.
  • Becoming a member of a UK Engineering Council registered Professional Body (e.g. IET, IMechE, RAeS) and working towards the professional registration standards set out by their chosen body

The duties and tasks of the Graduate Engineer will vary depending upon the placements undertaken, a sample of the duties and tasks typically undertaken within each function is given below:

  • Systems
    • Working with the customer and internal teams to elicit and derive requirements.
    • Developing the high level system architecture for a project.
    • Planning and undertaking verification and validation activities.
  • Electrical
    • Developing schematics for electronics to meet system requirements and functional interface specifications.
    • Selecting components appropriate for the application and environment being considered.
    • Working with the operations and systems teams to ensure the manufacturability, reliability and maintainability of electronic equipment designs.
  • Software
    • Programming of software in high level commonly used languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, HTML, C#, Python, QT) and low level, more rarely used languages (e.g. assembly, delphi, ada).
    • Development of unit test frameworks and implementation of automated unit testing.
    • Production of formal software documentation throughout the whole lifecycle (planning, design, test, transition, manuals, etc.).
  • Mechanical
    • Undertaking 3D CAD modelling to design cost effective and producable mechanisms and structures while producing 2D Technical Drawings as part of a production drawing pack.
    • Supporting stress and thermal analysis activities to ensure designs are fit for purpose.
    • Selecting materials and advising the Operations team on assembly techniques and manufacturing.

Skills, Qualification and Experience

  • Hold a Bachelor's or higher degree in a Science, Physics, Engineering or Mathematics discipline or have equivalent experience.
  • Experience of MS Office (Visio, Project, Word, Excel).

Personal Attributes

A natural team player who seeks to build consensus towards achieving your personal and professional goals, you will:

  • Be self-motivated, adaptable to change and proactive to achieve your objectives
  • Display good communication (verbal/written) and inter-personal skills
  • Hold a driving license for occasional requirements for travel within the UK for liaison with other businesses or customers.
  • Be eligible to SC clearance.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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