Thales - 2018 Intern Systems Engineer - 12 Months

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: Northern Ireland, Belfast
Start date: Various
Sectors: Engineering, Science & Technology

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.


We are recruiting for a Systems Engineer Intern (12 months) to join our Land and Air Systems business area based out of our Belfast site. This role sits within our Thales Advanced Weapon Systems designs, developing and manufacturing cutting edge, missile system solutions to armed forces the world over. With sites in Belfast, Crossgar and Thorney Island, the company specialises in lightweight missiles and the integration of weapon systems into tactical land and airborne platforms.


As a Systems Engineer, you will work on the design and development of innovative technical solutions that meet customer requirements and business needs. The role covers all aspects of the product lifecycle, from requirements capture and analysis through system specification, concept studies, modelling and simulation, design and development, system integration, validation and qualification.


Assessment centre dates: 13 November – 14 December across multiple locations


Key responsibilities


Working within an Integrated Project Team, your role will require participation in one or more of the following System design activities:
• Understanding our customer and business requirements and the impact of these on the design of our products.
• Concept Generation and Evaluation
• Development of simulations and models to understand how the system will perform, prior to committing to detailed design and manufacture.
• Defining, planning, and participation in trials and verification activities to ensure the delivered product meets the customer requirements.


Skills, qualifications and experience
You will be studying for a degree in a relevant engineering or technical discipline (Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, Physics, Maths, Control Engineering, Systems Engineering).


It is desirable that you can demonstrate competency in one or more of the following areas:
• Mathematical modelling using Matlab/Simulink
• Applied Control Engineering
• System Modelling & Design
• Systems Engineering


You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK during your internship.


In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.



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