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Industrial Placement Systems Engineer

Leonardo – Ingenuity at your service

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Industrial Placement Programme offers you a paid opportunity to develop your current skillset in an innovative and practical environment that can lead to a place on our award winning Graduate Development programme.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

  • Our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Our products help to return service men and women safely home to their families
  • Our surveillance radar helps coastguards to save lives of people lost at sea
  • Our thermal camera has commercial uses such as on the BBC’s Winter Watch
  • Our perimeter security offered protection during the Commonwealth Games
  • The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Graduate Programme

We have created a programme across our UK sites, that not only increase your technical skills but gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful real life projects alongside experienced engineers and graduates across our business.  You will receive coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and work in multidisciplinary teams to gain as much experience across the product lifecycle from your time in industry, as possible.  Our ultimate aim is to see you through your undergrad years and hopefully offer you a place on our 2 year Graduate Development programme at an appropriate time.

We value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

The key competencies we look for and develop are:

  • Achieving High Performance
  • Continuously Improving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working Together
  • Personal: Self Awareness & Confidence
  • Technical: Analysis, Judgement & Problem Solving

The Industrial Placement programme offers the perfect springboard to a successful and enjoyable future career with Leonardo.

Industrial Placement Systems Engineer Job Description

This is an opportunity to join a highly skilled systems engineering team at the Basildon site. We are experts in the design and implementation of high performance solutions for broad and diverse range of applications.  Solutions are developed for many different platforms using a broad range of technologies – the opportunities to become involved with leading technologies and tools are endless given the diversity of the work completed at the Basildon site.

Key Responsibilities

You will work as part of a cross-discipline team to deliver a project. You will be given responsibility for your own work, and your own development. The role will include a combination of tasks, dependant on the specific project placement.

In this role you will perform Systems Engineering activities through all stages of the development life cycle, from requirements management, design, implementation, integration, verification and validation through to acceptance testing on site.  You will also gain exposure to other engineering disciplines and business areas.

Role Requirements

You must be able to obtain BPSS and SC security clearance (if necessary) and have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

Candidates are expected to be in further education working towards a 2:1 or higher in a BSc, BEng or MEng degree discipline (for example Communications Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Design, Product Design Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Physics, Physics and Mathematics, Computer & Network Technology, Computer Communication and Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Project Design and Development)

Knowledge of developing solutions such as:

  • Signal Processing or Image Processing Systems
  • Communication/Network (including Web based) Systems
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Personal Attributes
  • An engineering and technology enthusiast
  • A talented problem solver with an analytical approach
  • A self-starter who gets things done
  • A collaborator with excellent communications skills

What can I expect from my working environment?

  • Office and lab based
  • Display screen equipment user
  • Demanding work environments with tight deadlines
  • Travel within UK and abroad

What’s in it for me?

  • Leonardo value their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:
  • Accommodation Allowance (£400 p/m for 6 months)
  • Free/subsidised gym membership
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare

What are you waiting for?

You’ll be made to feel welcome from day one and will have the opportunity to mix with our current graduate cohort and find out the diverse career options you can pursue at Leonardo.

A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

Don’t delay – Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered! So APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.


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