Systems Engineering Intern (Lightning Direct Effects) - Airbus

Salary: £27,000.00 plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00 + Bonus
Location: South West, Bristol, Filton, Little Stoke
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network. From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programmes conclusion.

The Lightning Direct Effects (LDE) group is a transnational team within the System Engineering Design Office responsible for providing all aspects of aircraft protection against the direct effects of lightning strikes. This includes a significant focus on protection of fuel tanks and the general fuel system.

The department operates across all Airbus sites, all Airbus aircraft programmes and all aircraft components (wing, fuselage, tail).

The team has far reaching responsibilities from providing reactive support to in service aircraft to keep the fleets flying, to developing the next generation of aircraft designs e.g. preparing the next single aisle aircraft.

This role will be based in Bristol, Filton (must be flexible) and will receive the full Airbus UK Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000.00 - plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00


Responsibilities include developing and applying innovative lightning protection solutions to support the ramp up of deliveries, keeping the growing fleets in the air and designing future aircraft.

This is done with a strong focus on research & technology, working closely with Airbus Group Innovations, research institutions, industrial partners and the airworthiness regulators. EYDVA are the design authority for compliance to ATA391 regulations.

One of the strategic objectives of the department is to develop the Airbus capability to use advanced simulation techniques in the design protection of fuel systems.

The successful candidate will be responsible for integrating a lightning protection simulation capability into the team to support

the design of future aircraft. They will develop their understanding of how simulation can be used in aircraft design by applying a recently developed simulation capability within Airbus Group Innovations (AGI) and integrating this into Airbus commercial aircraft programmes.

This exciting opportunity will develop the individual's software and modelling skills, their understanding of Airbus tools and processes as well as their understanding of the lightning threat phenomena with associated requirements, regulation and protection principles.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a link between Airbus and AGI, which will provide invaluable exposure to the business operations and interaction between both partners.

They will act as a catalyst for new ways of working supported by key members of the team, which will involve knowledge transfer to others in the department.

The successful candidate will join the EYDVA team of specialists based in Filton for 12 months, working in a transnational manner on a daily basis. Hence the individual will learn how to work in a multi-cultural team with the opportunity to visit other sites as part of the internship.

In summary the successful candidate will benefit from working at the forefront of innovation by contributing to a strategic Airbus objective.


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the Internship, studying towards an accredited MEng or international equivalent, however a BEng may be considered, in any of the following fields:

- Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering - Avionic Systems Engineering - Electrical / Electronic Engineering - Systems Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Applied Maths - Physics - Mechatronics

Desirable Modules:

- Fluid Mechanics - Fluids and Thermodynamics - Systems Design and Integration - Power Electronics - Control Systems - Digital Circuits and Systems - Embedded and Real Time Systems - Programming in C / C++ / Java

Desirable Skills:

Proven team working ability
MATLAB / Simulink
Requirements Based Engineering
Visual Basic
Microsoft Office Applications

Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in the Aerospace Industry and profession.

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 17th November 2017.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.