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IP Hardware 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 Hardware Engineer Job Description

The Leonardo Luton site is home to the Electronics Warfare (EW) and Air-Systems UK (ASUK) Lines of Business, both part of the Airborne and Space Systems Division. The Division develops and produces a wide range of products and solutions for both manned and unmanned aircraft platforms.

An Industrial Placement Student is needed to join the Electronic Engineering Function to work alongside some of the most talented people in the UK. You will support the development world leading technologies across multiple domains including Avionics, Electronic Warfare and Unmanned Systems.

This is an opportunity to join a highly skilled electronics team at the Luton site. We are experts in the design and implementation of:

  • Mixed signal ADC/DAC and FPGA based Circuit Card Assemblies
  • Rugged subsystems based on FPGA, CPU, ADC/DAC and microwave modules
  • High performance signal processing, communications and control algorithms
  • Firmware development
  • Unit level System Engineering, Architecture of complex multi-board units

In this role you will support the development of better, cheaper products and get them to market rapidly. Opportunities exist to develop expertise in the areas of design of circuits, FPGAs and subsystems at various stages in the Engineering lifecycle. This may include requirements capture, performance analysis, design, code, verification, validation, integration and qualification. You will also gain exposure to other engineering disciplines and business areas.

Key Responsibilities

Working as part of an established team of experienced engineers, you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking packages of work defined by your manager.
  • Developing and applying your academic knowledge
  • Developing particular skills and awareness of engineering processes
  • Working closely with other engineers.
  • Working to agreed plans and timescales.
  • Use of expertise to solve engineering problems.

Role Requirements

Are predicted to obtain a minimum of 2:1 in BSc/BEng/MEng Degree in Electronics, Physics, or a related subject.

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. The role requires access to UK Caveated information; therefore the candidate will require sole or dual UK nationality.

You are self-motivated and have an aptitude for problem solving

What can I expect from my working environment?

This is an office and laboratory based role, using display screen equipment, You will be working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment. As part of this role you may have the opportunity to travel UK or abroad in some cases you will also be expected to stay overnight as part of this travel.

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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