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.

Gaining one year of valuable industry experience, you’ll be working within our Development & Test function at our Engineering office in Leamington Spa. You will work immediately on consultancy projects for leading OEM and Tier 1 customers with support from highly experienced staff.

The role

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 Industry Placement Engineer, you will work independently or as part of a team to deliver solutions on live projects and gain valuable, relevant experience within the company.

You’ll be operating in a fast paced project environment, developing 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 and with support, 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.

What you will need

  • You must be studying a degree in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, electronics or control,
    maths, physics or other related discipline
  • Ability to perform mathematical analysis and draw conclusions from the results
  • Effectively manages own time on multiple tasks
  • Good aptitude for test methods with an understanding of transmission engineering principles
  • Ability to apply knowledge to new challenges from a first principles basis
  • Able to work to key engineering processes and procedures
  • Strong problem solving skills


  • Able to understand complex technical concepts
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision to complete engineering tasks
  • Willing to share ideas and information with colleagues
  • Highly self-motivated and driven to achieve results
  • Takes pride in the achievement of team and individual objectives
  • Passionate about meeting customer expectations
  • Strives to continuously improve individual performance through the acquisition of new skills and
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel
  • Exposure to software packages such as MATLAB or LabView and 3D CAD packages such as Solidworks or
    CATIA is an advantage

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
  • Flexible Start and Finish time

General responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.