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Development Engineer Placement 2018

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

Posted: October 10th, 2017

Placement Opportunities


Multimatic is a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry

Multimatic’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, vehicle dynamics engineering, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Multimatic has manufacturing divisions and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and alliance relationships with partners around the world.

Multimatic is comprised of three operating groups: Multimatic MechanismsMultimatic Structures & Suspension and Multimatic Engineering.

Through its European Technical Centre (MTCE), Multimatic is offering a student placement program for bright, enthusiastic engineers to be based in Thetford, Norfolk, for a period of up to one year.


Multimatic Offers


  • Exposure to world class automotive engineering projects
  • A mentored placement for up to 12 months
  • Assistance in developing engineering skills and knowledge
  • Assistance with IMechE membership and mentoring
  • Assistance with final year project subjects and ideas
  • An exciting opportunity for career minded engineers


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.

 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


All candidates must be willing to travel, if required, and should hold a current passport and Right to work in the UK. A driving licence would be highly advantageous.


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.
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