Industrial Internship - Software Development

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Oasys is the software house of Arup. We support Arup's longstanding commitment to shape a better world by developing market-leading tools that enable us and our clients to develop solutions to tackle the most challenging engineering problems. 

LS-DYNA and the supporting Oasys software we develop is used in the automotive, nuclear, and civil engineering community. Its primary use is testing vehicle crashworthiness for the automotive industry, but it is also used in other industries for impact, seismic, geotechnical, and building analyses. Arup's Oasys LS-DYNA team of around 70 expert consultants support LS-DYNA users worldwide and produces software that enables our customers to get the most out of their LS-DYNA models. 

On this 12 month Industrial Placement you'll work alongside skilled professionals and from day one you will be working on real life meaningful projects - adding add value to clients, while exploring challenges with curiosity and creativity.  

You'll learn from others and begin creating your professional network ready for when you graduate. There are regular learning sessions with our leadership team, opportunities for site visits to local projects and all kinds of social events that will support your learning and development. 

Our aim is to welcome as many students back into our other programmes be that another internship or potential graduate position. This placement is the stepping-stone to your future. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic undergraduate engineer for a varied role within the Oasys LS-DYNA software development, technical support, and distribution team. The role is ideal for someone who has an aptitude for solving complex engineering problems and an interest in structural mechanics.  

The successful candidate will

  • Work closely with the software development and technical support team to translate user requirements into new tools and features, and develop example models specific for those industries.  
  • Develop training material and technical documentation for the Oasys and LS-DYNA software (i.e. training videos, ‘how-to' guides and ‘hints and tips' for use by our clients and accessible online). 
  • Perform quality assurance testing for the Oasys and LS-DYNA software as part of our formal software release process. 
  • Conduct research to assist new clients, new markets, and new applications of LS-DYNA. 
  • Work with internal and external customers to provide solutions to technically challenging issues.  

As part of this role, you'll have the opportunity to 

  • Develop your knowledge and technical understanding of structural mechanics and finite element analysis from experts in the field. 
  • Work on a range of problems across a breadth of engineering disciplines. 
  • Become proficient in using world-leading CAE tools adopted by automotive companies worldwide. 
  • Develop essential professional skills such as communication, time-management, and teamwork in a professional dynamic environment.  
  • Contribute to other consulting activities when required and travel to other Arup offices.  

Is this role right for you? 

We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we'd like to hear from you. 

If so, you'll have

  • An interest and/or experience in structural mechanics and finite element analysis 
  • The ability to work independently, prioritise and work on multiple projects simultaneously.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience with the use of relevant FEA software for structural analysis (preferred but not essential). Note that on the job training will be provided.  
  • Good Microsoft Office skills.

You'll also be

  • Studying towards a Bachelors/Masters degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering or related field. 
  • Working towards degree result of 2.1 or above. 
  • Preference for grade B or above in A-Level Maths, but not essential.

You should be able to start this opportunity in (August/September 2024).

DEADLINE 15th March 2024