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Development Engineer Placement 2018

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: October 10th, 2017

 Development Engineer Placement


 Job Title: Student Development Engineer

Department: Suspension Development

Duration: 10 – 12 Months

MTCE is currently seeking to recruit reliable and energetic placement students for our Suspension Development Department, to join the team delivering OEM, motorsport and niche vehicle engineering solutions to production facilities within Multimatic.
Scope of Position:

As an undergraduate Development Engineer, you will join the team in supporting multiple groups, with exposure to a wide spectrum of projects across the business.


  • Testing 2 Months
  • Suspension Design 2 Months
  • Suspension Development 6 – 8 Months

Key Requirements:

  • Practical and theoretical problem solving skills
  • Creative engineering, “Blue Sky” thinking
  • Strong ability to critique or prove out ideas using engineering tools
  • Ability to conduct engineering calculations using MS Office software and in-house tools
  • Excellent report writing and results interpretation skills, including presentations
  • Awareness of vehicle suspension and hydraulics is desirable
  • Vehicle dynamics experience would be an advantage
  • Passionate about the automotive or motorsports industries
  • Driven to achieve world class results in a high tempo environment
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks as and when required
  • Ability to work to all relevant company guidelines and procedures

Why choose a placement at Multimatic?

  • At Multimatic you will have the opportunity to work on interesting and varied projects from day one
  • Exposure to world class automotive engineering projects
  • You will be able to experience life in different departments helping you to find out what you enjoy and where your skills fit best.
  • You will be part of a great team, involved in collaborative work and projects
  • You will have a chance to understand the whole engineering process – from design conception, analysis, manufacture and testing of the completed components.
  • You will be supported by experienced managers who are experts in their field.
  • Assistance with IMechE membership and mentoring
  • Multimatic have great graduate opportunities – make your mark while on placement and you could secure yourself a permanent role post graduation.

The ideal candidates for these positions will be on track for a high-level BEng or MEng degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive Engineering or similar. The ideal candidates will need to demonstrate a passion and drive to become a world class engineer.

All positions are subject to proof of entitlement to work in UK. Candidates must be willing to travel, if required, and should hold a current passport.  A driving licence would be highly advantageous.


Closing date for applications is December 8th 2017

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.