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Energy Recovery System (ERS) 19 | Full time

About the Employer

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains is a British Formula One engine manufacturer, owned by Mercedes-Benz.

Who are we?

We’ve got an exceptional tradition in motor racing and have been the dominant team in Formula 1 for a number of years. At HPP (High Performance Powertrains) we’re responsible for the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. We’re also proud suppliers to Sahara Force India and Williams Martini Racing.

What do we do?

We create the entire Formula 1 Power Unit, from concept all the way through to racing, and also undertake advanced, high technology projects to transfer F1 technologies into mainstream automotive and high performance road cars. You may have recently heard about our newest venture in this field, Project One, where we’re putting an F1 engine into a roadworthy car – the first of its kind, and a phenomenal engineering challenge.

So why would you want to join?

Joining the team at HPP will offer you all of the advantages you’d expect, and more! Working at a record breaking, Quadruple World Championship winning team, you’ll be operating in a fast paced learning environment and working on new and exciting technical projects. Perhaps most importantly, HPP gives you the opportunity to be coached, guided and challenged by literally the best in the world. We absolutely recognise and support formal training but also believe that that the most valuable stretch comes from learning from others, learning through doing, and learning through pushing the boundaries, every single day.

Internship Description

Energy Recovery System (ERS) Build 12 Month Placement Scheme
Location: Northampton
Commencing: August 2019
Duration: 12 months
Salary: £18,500 p.a.

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains our 12 month ERS Build programme will tap into your passion and determination to win, giving you a real opportunity to contribute to our success story.

You will be an integral part of our Engineering Team, and using your practical engineering skills you will be expected to overcome challenges relating to the assembly of our Championship Winning Hybrid Power Unit.

The ERS Build team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about bringing engineering designs to life, and are responsible for putting together the energy recovery system to ensure on track performance, working on the rapid delivery of our ERS Hybrid Systems to our works team; Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1, as well as our customer teams; Force India, and Williams Racing. In addition to this, we are also leading the transfer of state-of-the-art Formula 1 technology into the revolutionary Mercedes AMG Road Car “Project One”.

As a team we pride ourselves on challenging and developing our Placement Students with a rotation plan which will provide exposure to a breadth of engineering. To do this you will have the following;

•Access to our latest designs, giving you exposure to F1 Engineering drawings and CAD models of real products
•Direct involvement in the complex assembly of high voltage race modules as well as your own projects working on the continuous development of the build processes
•Involvement in the complete product build processes, engaging with our team to suggest solutions for improvement
•The scope to work on both mechanical and electronic or hybrid products, developing your knowledge of the products and interactions
•See how ERS Build interacts cross functionally with other departments to enable us to be successful at the track

What can we offer you?

We offer our ERS Build Placement Students the opportunity to work in a state of the art Research and Development centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of the industry’s best engineers. You will be set targets aimed at perfecting your Electrical / Mechatronics practical skills, as well as being given the opportunity to take these skills and apply them to concept design. By the end of your 12 month placement you will have an excellent understanding of the full product life cycle from concept design through to testing.

Our benefits package includes:

•A salary of £18,500pa
•Podium bonus based on F1 results
•Company lease car scheme
•36 days annual leave
•Access to a generous pension scheme
•A variety of other benefits and staff discounts

Qualifications Required

What do we need from you?

•A curious, tenacious and driven individual with a hunger to work in a fast paced environment
•You’ll be on track to achieve a 2:1, or above, in a relevant Electrical, Electronics or Mechatronics degree
•Evidence of practical engineering skills from either University or outside hobbies/interests
•Adaptability, as no two days are the same, when there are pressures to be race ready
•High resilience as an excellent work ethic is key to our success
•Strong communication skills
•A willingness to go the extra mile to help the team succeed

Skills Required

What to do next:

• Apply today so we can review your Intern Profile
• If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre
• If successful your scheme will start on Monday 2nd September 2019

More Information

About Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

We’ve got an exceptional tradition in motor racing and have been the dominant team in Formula 1 for a number of years. At HPP (High Performance Powertrains) we’re responsible for the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. We’re also proud suppliers to Sahara Force India and Williams Martini Racing.

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