We are looking to recruit a number of graduates into our Technology Practice. We are looking for graduates with the following background: Electronics; Wireless and Sensor Signal Processing; Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Design; and Software/ Control.
You will be working on a wide range of exciting assignments within our Technology Practice in Melbourn. You will undertake concept and detail design work in support of the development of new products, process equipment, engineering systems and technologies. You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of varying sizes, alongside other like-minded expert engineers and scientists. Very quickly, you will assume responsibility for part or the entire electronic s; signal processing; mechanical engineering; industrial design; or software/ control element of a project, which may typically involve the development of a new wireless system, medical device or consumer product or manufacturing / assembly / test equipment - from concept, through prototype manufacture, to product introduction. You will use your interpersonal skills to help develop client relationships and will establish your own networks. You will meet and interact with clients regularly.
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 graduates who are passionate about applying their engineering and 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.
In your first year as an Analyst at PA you will develop your understanding of the competencies required to be a highly effective consultant. You will embark upon a structured training programme that builds the necessary skills to succeed. Your training will be supported by coaching, support and guidance from our experienced consultants and opportunities to broaden your experience on challenging projects and programmes.
Position Requirements: Essential:
Minimum of 300 UCAS points (or equivalent), and have or expect a 1st or 2:1 in a subject appropriate to the core discipline eg Electronic Engineering (or closely related subject, such as Control/ Software/ Electrical Engineering); OR Computer Science; OR Digital Signal Processing/ Engineering Science; OR Mechanical Engineering - higher degrees are also welcome.
Passionate about Engineering
Design and creative ability to solve engineering problems
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
"¢ Able to innovate and think freely
Track record of working both individually and collaboratively in teams of highly skilled engineers
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
Well organised, good time management skills, able to plan and prioritise, and able to work to deadlines and under pressure
About PA: PA Consulting Group is a leading management and IT consulting and technology firm. Independent and employee owned, we operate globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors.
From initial idea generation and strategy development through to detailed implementation, we deliver significant and tangible results. We have outstanding technology development capability; a unique breadth of skills from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT; and strong expertise in communications, defence, energy, financial services, government and public services, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and logistics.
We recognise that diversity is strength and that the differences between people add value to our organisation. PA Consulting Group is committed to equality and diversity and positively welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion or age.
For this role, we prefer to receive applications by 31 December 2013. The expected start date of this role is September 2014.
Due to high volumes of applications, we aim to get back to you within 21 days