Summer Placement Mechanical Engineer

General information


Ref. 000228


Closing Date: 28/02/2019


Job Description


These 13 weeks duration positions, starting 4 June, have been created during an exciting period of technology development and business growth for the company, resulting in many opportunities for continuous career development for the motivated individuals. Your role as a Leonardo Undergraduate Mechanical Summer Placement Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading radar and electro-optic products under the guidance of experienced Mechanical Engineers. You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, which may include requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, build and product support. You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from other disciplines as well as liaising with Project Managers and Procurement on helping ensure schedule and cost are met. Mechanical Engineering is a fundamental element of all our products and as such Mechanical Engineering provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development. The location is Edinburgh, Scotland's vibrant capital, a globally connected city and gateway to the great outdoors of Scotland.



Key Responsibility Areas


This is dependent upon the product area and product lifecycle stage that the undergraduate is allocated. The work may include the responsibilities of conducting appropriate research, analysis and testing of equipment/designs to develop the equipment in meeting customer needs. Typically the undergraduate will be expected to:


  • Continue professional development throughout their career by formal training, learning "on the job" and keeping up to date with the latest developments which may aid performance.
  • To learn the skills required to help become a Graduate Mechanical Engineer.
  • Working to timescales Work as a contributory engineering team member
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with guidance and support
  • Ask for help where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members
  • Contribute to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment.
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


Ideally you are predicted to obtain an IMechE accredited master's degree in a relevant discipline.

You will also possess the following personal attributes:

  • Self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Good communications skills (written & oral) are essential
  • The ability to develop good working relationship with stakeholders
  • Organised
  • Multi-tasker
  • Questioning Flexible
  • Results orientated





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team


Phone: 0333 999 3379