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Electrical and Electronic Engineer - Maritime Services - Summer Internship

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In the Maritime support arena, electrical engineers cover a broad spectrum of electrical engineering from generation of high voltage and then low voltage distribution to the ship to the interfacing of electronic systems to combat and communication systems.

Electrical engineering is essential to every product developed to be integrated in Maritime Platforms and the support and upkeep of weapon, propulsion, generation and auxiliary systems

  • Imagine a ship without electrical supplies and services?
  • Imagine a ship generation system that cannot provide the necessary power in both peacetime and wartime?
  • Imagine a ship filled with electrical power, data circuits and fibre optics without the right levels of engineering competence to ensure the correct system engineering?

It’s our Electrical Engineers that solve these problems and using their knowledge and expertise of working with complicated systems, provide successful outcomes for both the business, and our customers.

Electrical Engineers work at the heart of all our support engineering, working at all stages of the product lifecycle, determining initial requirements, designing how a new capability interfaces with a ship, developing production standard solutions, and testing the finished product to its limits. They are specialists in their field, and are expected to have a detailed knowledge of the processes involved in creating and maintaining successful electrical products and services, and the ingenuity and creativity to devise methods of producing optimum performance in the systems and interfaces.

In the maritime support arena, electrical engineers cover a broad spectrum of electrical engineering from generation of high voltage and then low voltage distribution to the ship to the interfacing of electronic systems to combat and communication systems

What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

Electrical Engineers are also heavily involved in the research and development of new technologies, pushing technological boundaries and support techniques to provide new capabilities for military use. Typical projects at Maritime Services could expect to work on include:

  • Management of the electrical support work and updates to be carried out for a refit of an RN warship.
  • Introduction of the military enhancements into the new QEC Aircraft carrier including design, installation and system effect to the electrical systems
  • Management of the power distribution and loading in the aircraft carrier that has an electrical generation capability that could feed a large city.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in an electrical based degree. We will not accept electronics based degrees.

  • Working towards CEng registration, focused on achieving the required level of competence in line with the UKSPEC requirements.
  • Can demonstrate and discuss personal development and progress towards becoming a capable and skilled electrical engineer.
  • Can demonstrate electrical engineering knowledge and how to apply the appropriate principles and concepts
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of Edition 18 wiring regulations

Overview of Business Unit

Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join more than 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services – from ensuring the Royal Navy’s ships are ready to go to sea, managing Portsmouth Naval Base, or even manufacturing radar, torpedoes, small boats and components for aircraft.

We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything its personnel need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. We have extensive experience in managing the base’s facilities and services, including accommodation, catering, transportation and even energy services.

Our support to ships sees us maintain and upgrade the fleet around the globe to ensure the Royal Navy meets its operational commitments

Our training services ensure personnel are capable and ready for maritime action and our products add operational advantage to our UK and international customers, this includes radar, torpedoes and small boats, as well as electronics being used in the new F35 Lightning B aircraft. Our work on complex technologies is used to support defence activities across the globe.

We have sites in Portsmouth, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and Hillend in Scotland

It’s an exciting time to be part of Maritime Services as the work at all our sites is helping the Royal Navy prepare for the arrival of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. By joining Maritime Services you could have the chance to help develop the engineering support required for the carriers throughout their operational life.

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you

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