Graduate Electronics & Control Systems Engineer - UK Nuclear Programmes

  • Department: Graduates
  • Location: UK-wide

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Location: Midlands

Our office location is based in Burton however the successful individual will be required to travel to clients locations within the midlands area.

About Us

We are a systems and engineering technology consultancy that helps organisations deliver innovative engineering to make lives safe, secure, sustainable and affordable. Our people join us to make an impact on the world and to learn from some of the best minds in the industry. Our people stay with us because they value our highly supportive team environment and the career opportunities provided by our sustained growth.

Team Information

Frazer-Nash’s Programmes Business Unit manages and delivers large frameworks and programmes that make a difference to the world. Our civil nuclear and defence focused teams solve complex problems related to the design, analysis, manufacture, assurance and in-service support of nuclear components and systems.

By joining one of these teams, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects that ensure the continued safe operation and longevity of existing civil and defence nuclear assets and which bring exciting new nuclear technologies such as Small Modular Reactors to fruition.

You will be involved in the full design life-cycle of projects, providing advice and developing practical solutions to engineering problems for our nuclear clients across the UK. As part of this, it will be necessary to liaise and work with operators, designers, other customers, and technical experts within Frazer-Nash, building strong and enduring working relationships.

What you’ll be doing at Frazer-Nash

Working within a consultancy environment offers the chance to experience a wide variety of diverse projects; you'll be given the opportunity to develop yourself at each step of the project lifecycle, from winning work to helping solve complex technical problems, managing project delivery, and having the opportunity to work directly with clients.

The types of projects you could find yourself working on include:

  • Developing large-scale control systems for some of the most complex and high-profile engineering projects in the UK today.
  • Full lifecycle development of Firmware (FPGA) solutions from requirements development, through design and realisation to verification and validation.
  • Embedded Software development, including Model-Based Design principles.
  • Developing systems integration and test capability, such as test rigs, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) simulators, dynamics system models, etc, including benchmarking technology options.

You will play a key role in a team delivering some of our largest programmes of work in support of our clients’ dynamic and fast-paced challenges. You will have the opportunity to develop advanced design and analysis skills using the latest tools and industry standards, as well as furthering their innovative use as state-of-the-art engineering techniques.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team, often alongside the client.

A lot of our work comes from repeat business and hence you will be seeking to build enduring working relationships with key clients. This means you will be spending some time on clients' sites, which is a great opportunity to get hands on experience with plant & equipment and to see first-hand the components you will be analysing. This will greatly enhance your professional development opportunities within your chosen engineering disciplines.


What you’ll need

We are interested in hearing from excellent candidates who want to work in the nuclear field. As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2:1 in your Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or similar. Industrial experienced gained during your degree, for example summer internships, would be an advantage.

You will also need good communication skills, openness to learn and develop your technical and consulting skills as well as tenacity and determination to achieve an outcome and then build on it. We are looking for people who can apply their technical ability and organisational skills to solve a problem in the most efficient way in the face of changing client needs.

Your work will develop a broad engineering knowledge across a range of disciplines, with the opportunity to specialise in the future.

When submitting your application, we will want to see in your CV and Cover Letter details of your degree and educational background. It’s also important to highlight your relevant working experience, how your skills align with the requirements of the role and to demonstrate your interest and passion for the nuclear field.

We are also looking to see how you are organised and methodical in your approach when meeting deadlines and managing internal and external requirements, and how you seek to see the bigger picture in the roles you undertake.

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require staff to access Government material, it is therefore necessary for all of our employees to gain appropriate security clearance. We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

What can Frazer-Nash offer you?

We want to support your career development so that you achieve relevant professional qualifications including Chartership; All our graduates join our Professional Development Scheme, which is accredited by five professional institutions (IMechE, RAeS, IET, RINA & IoP).

You will be assigned a mentor who will work with you to develop your own individual development plan so that you can gain the necessary skills and experience to become Chartered.

Salary £30,000 Pa +£2,000. Joining Bonus

Happy to talk flexible working

With benefits to suit your lifestyle, we have a flexible approach to your location and working arrangements.

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