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  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Technology in Finance & Consultancy, Management Consultancy
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: Cambridge
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Electronic or Computer Engineering
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Description

We would like to recruit an Electronic Systems Engineering summer intern to work on an exciting cross-practice collaboration, based at our Technology Centre in Melbourn. You will undertake concept and detail design work in support of the development of a new multi-sensor product being developed for one of our most valued clients. This will involve designing and building prototype hardware that is to be powered by an energy harvesting device. This hardware will wirelessly interface with web applications and servers, with the intention of making it part of the rapidly growing ‘Internet of Things’.

Our Technology Practice is based in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. We create value with our clients and provide an exciting and challenging environment for our people by innovating at the intersection of science, technology and market needs. We are seeking the brightest and best students who are passionate about applying their scientific knowledge in practical ways to develop innovative new products, processes and technologies. We offer you the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams on interesting and challenging new product developments, for clients who are often market-leaders.

During your 12 weeks as an intern at PA you will develop your understanding of the competencies required to be a highly effective consultant. You will be part of our ‘technology intern community’ supported by coaching and guidance from our experienced consultants and given opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes.

Our internships are renowned and can be a great springboard into your future career. Last year an internship project was featured in online media:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/21/raspberry-pi-used-to-replace-a-30-foot-gsm-base-station-and-create-a-working-mobile-network/

During your 12 weeks as an intern at PA you will develop your understanding of the competencies required to be a highly effective consultant. You will be supported by coaching and guidance from our experienced consultants and opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent), and have or expect a 1st or 2:1 degree in Electronic or Computer Engineering (or closely related subject, such as Control or Electrical Engineering) – higher degrees are also welcome
  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent), and have or expect a 1st or 2:1 degree in Electronic Engineering (or closely related subject, such as Control, Information Systems or Electrical Engineering) – higher degrees are also welcome
  • Good understanding of (appropriate to core discipline):
  • Analogue and digital circuit design
  • Experience in small scale prototype production / assembly
  • Knowledge of PCB design and assembly processes
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Programming language e.g. C or C++ (and comfortable in learning others quickly), an open source operating system (such as LINUX)
  • TCP/IP, related protocols, programming languages and tools

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience in use of circuit simulation tools
  • Hardware description languages VHDL/Verilog
  • Understanding of quality control and project risk management
  • Experience and knowledge of testing including structured fault / error finding and correction
  • Experience in engineering design; from concept, through to detail design
  • Interest in the commercial exploitation of technology; this may be in a special interest area that has formed part of your graduate or post-graduate studies

Skills/Personal Qualities:

  • Able to innovate and think freely
  • Track record of working both individually and collaboratively in teams of highly skilled engineers in a technical project-based environment
  • Energy and enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a range of industry sectors
  • Adaptable and flexible; self-motivated and confident; able to use own initiative and work independently as part of a small team
  • Able to solve problems using both logic and creative/innovative approaches
  • Numerate and computer literate, with excellent analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
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