Mechanical Engineer Summer Intern

Your challenge

Over 8-10 weeks, you'll play a key role in our business by developing new ideas with potential commercial applications. Collaborating with other engineering interns on a cross-disciplinary project, you'll work towards delivering a prototype product. This might be a medical device, a new consumer product or a device relating to 'the internet of things'. Your work may be used as a talking point with clients and even developed into a live product.

Product Development & Manufacturing at PA Consulting Group

PA is unique among management consultancies in offering clients the opportunity to integrate new products and technology with wider business solutions. Our Product Development & Manufacturing practice innovates at the intersection of science, technology and market needs. We pride ourselves on developing innovative solutions to hard problems. 

Your role in Product Development & Manufacturing

We want to give you a rich experience and real insight into what technology consulting is all about.  So rather than simply shadowing more experienced engineers, you'll work on developing a real prototype product. The skills required to undertake this project are those required by real technology consultants. Supported by an experienced project manager, you'll collaborate with other interns who might be studying electronic engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering or science. We'll also provide tailor-made training in ‘soft skills’ such as presentation skills, information organisation and communication.

Job Requirements

What you'll bring to Product Development & Manufacturing:

  • You'll have a minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent) and be on track for a 1st or 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automation, Mechatronics or equivalent.
  • You'll be in the penultimate year of your undergraduate degree. 
  • Experience of 3D CAD and FEA, preferably SolidWorks
  • Good understanding of mechanical design including design techniques, material selection, tolerances, controls, mechanisms, engineering mathematics and concept generation
  • Interest in the commercial exploitation of technology

In addition, the following are desirable but not essential:

  • Knowledge of control systems, servo loops, sensors, actuators and motors
  • Coding experience
  • Basic knowledge of EU safety regulations related to machines
  • Understanding of project risk management

Applicants must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK.

This role will start in June/July 2017.

About PA Consulting Group

We are the consulting, technology and innovation firm that uses constant curiosity and ever-evolving expertise to make a lasting impact on the world. We are PA Consulting Group. Specialising in technology and innovation, management and IT consulting, our employees operate globally across a wide range of sectors, delivering practical solutions that make the difference for our clients.

Getting exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals is what we do. And finding fresh angles, exploring new avenues and following the unconventional path is how we do it. We are solving some of the world’s most complex problems. But where others settle for off-the-shelf solutions, we approach each challenge with fresh eyes, unconstrained thinking and a perfectly balanced team of experts handpicked for the task.

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and seek to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets, each able to contribute in unique ways.  This diversity engenders a richer, more creative environment – one in which our people develop and clients are served better. We are committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely on the basis of their ability to contribute to PA’s objectives, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Join us and make the difference with your career.

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