Graduate Mechanical Engineering Leamington Spa 2024

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Royal Leamington Spa

Join a talented and ambitious global engineering consultancy specializing in the rapid engineering and development of sustainable electrified propulsion systems and associated technologies, working directly and collaboratively with automotive, commercial vehicle, off-highway, aerospace and defense OEMs, Tier-1s and industry research bodies through our technical centers in North America, the U.K. and India.

You’ll be applying innovation and initiative on a daily basis to design and prototype propulsion and actuation systems for a new age of sustainable technology, within a refreshing, team-focused, rewarding culture and a 4½ day standard working week. Engineers are our priority, and development of their technical skills and business experience is our working goal.

The systems we develop range from 1 Watt to mega-Watts and power vehicles and applications on land, in the air and on water and enabling our global customer base to do things that have not been done before. If this is your type of challenge, carry on reading and apply below.

Personal profile and experience

Do you enjoy working on fast-paced projects, applying your engineering skills to a wide variety of technologies and applications, whilst challenging yourself every day?

In the role of Graduate Engineer – Mechanical Engineering, you’ll be supported by our highly experienced Engineering teams, as you learn to apply and develop your technical knowledge, immediately contributing to the successful delivery of projects.

You’ll be operating in a fast paced project environment, needing technical, commercial and customer management skills whilst collaborating with some of the most innovative people, companies, and technologies on the planet. As part of an open, collaborative and diverse team, you’ll enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to a more sustainable future in an array of cutting edge industries, developing your own skills and those of the team around you.

Key responsibilities

  • Working within the Mechanical Engineering Team, you will work immediately on consultancy projects for leading OEM and Tier 1 customers with support from highly experienced staff
  • Utilising state of the art simulation techniques and design tools to design, develop and prototype transmission, driveline and actuation systems
  • Responsible for the delivery of technical work within projects of all sizes, working independently and as part of teams
  • Effectively managing your own time and balancing workload on multiple tasks
  • Engineering through design tools, calculations, analysis, simulation, drawings and technical reporting
  • A natural collaborator, able to build and manage effective working relationships with your direct team, colleagues and customers
  • Working to develop and understanding of and contribute to the operation of a consultancy business
  • Working with colleagues to develop capability initiatives, sharing ideas and supporting the Mechanical Engineering function

General responsibilities

  • Strive to continuously improve individual performance through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge
  • Taking responsibility for your own continual development
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, clients, stakeholders and contributing to the team ethic at work
  • Acting as a role model for DSD’s values and professional standards
  • Developing your personal reputation with your peers and within customers and suppliers as an ambassador of DSD
  • Communicating actively and effectively internally and externally
  • Exhibiting a passion for learning and facing new challenges
  • Adapting to the needs of a growing and developing business
  • Willing to undertake short and long haul-travel on behalf of the company
  • Being fully aware of and actively complying with DSD’s policies and procedures

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills of the role holder. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract of employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

DSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes all applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.

What you will need

  • Degree or higher in mechanical engineering or related discipline to 2:1 or above
  • Ability to apply knowledge to new challenges from a first principles basis
  • An aptitude for solving engineering problems, and experience in finding supporting resources
  • Able to follow key engineering processes and procedures
  • High level of numeracy, an ability to apply analytical approaches and strong problem-solving skills
  • Able to quickly understand complex technical concepts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The command of a foreign language is always a benefit in a company with global reach, particularly, French, German, Korean
  • Exposure to CAD software system (UG NX, Inventor, CATIA etc.)
  • Exposure to analytical packages such as Matlab / Simulink, ANSYS, Hyperworks etc.
  • Awareness of the commercial approach of a consultancy business will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of powertrain or precision engineering principles

What we can offer

  • An environment where you can be yourself and realise your full potential by having the support of the people you work with,
  • A people-oriented work culture, where we always follow through on our projects, no matter how big the challenge, and aim to build lasting relationships with our clients,
  • A competitive salary and benefits package which recognises your exceptional value to our business. These include:
    • Royal London Pension (salary sacrifice),
    • Health Insurance,
    • Employee Assistance Programme,
    • Holiday Purchase Scheme,
    • 37.5 hour (4 ½ day) standard work week
    • A flexible hybrid working arrangement,
    • EV Car Scheme,
    • DSD paid overtime policy,
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