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Graduate Thermal Engineer

  • Stevenage ( Hertfordshire )
  • IT development

Job description

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

Start date: September 2020

Location: Stevenage

Application closing date: 10th November 2019

Number of positions: 3

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Are you passionate about thermal analysis? Fascinated about space and want to tackle the thermal challenges it presents? Interested in working on technology that will be visiting new planets? Then we want to hear from you.

If successful you will be joining a high visibility, multicultural, sociable team of 20, who are part of a larger department of 100+. There is a strong ethos of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the department. You will be working with novel technologies and unique challenges, at the cutting edge of engineering, evolving and creating techniques and processes to address these challenges. You will be supported in undertaking person-specific technical training to improve your understanding of not only the thermal subsystem but the entire spacecraft system. The thermal analysis techniques you will learn will be used to inform and validate the design of the spacecraft.


Main activities of the role may include;

· Under supervision, complete and plan the thermal analyses and test activities to demonstrate achievement of thermal control system requirements
· Broaden knowledge and experience of thermal analysis and test tasks as to apply analysis tools, methods and process
· Modelling thermal analysis investigations and analysing results using MATLAB and Microsoft Excel.
· Supporting the sizing of the thermal control system and performing design trade-offs.

Relevant degree disciplines:

· At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics or related subject.


Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It... Count!

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

· Experience of programming; e.g. FORTRAN, Python, JAVA, C++, C, C#, Visual Basic
· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and MATLAB, including advanced proficiency in Excel, ideally for the use of analysing results
· Good problem solving and team working skills
· Excellent presentation and written and verbal communication skills, including report writing
· An interest in space is essential

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role will be based in Stevenage and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email graduates@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.