Graduate Engineer

Employer: Nova Systems
Job location
Bristol, High Wycombe or Salisbury
Job term
Job closing date
Graduate Engineer 

Location: Bristol, Salisbury or High Wycombe based

About the opportunity
Due to expansion in our European business, Nova Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Engineer with an interest in aerospace test & evaluation as well as wider systems engineering across other domains and industries. Working on site with clients both in the UK and Europe, the successful candidate will be involved in tasks at all levels of projects from the assessment of new complex systems to programme management support at the highest levels of defence and wider government capability development.

While the role is nominally based in one of our UK offices it will require periods working at client sites across the UK and possibly Europe. You will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the technologies underpinning many complex systems as well as exposure to broader areas such as digital engineering, requirements engineering, systems test & evaluation and project/programme management & support. You'll need to be comfortable working across new technologies and applying your skills in novel areas.

The aim of the Nova Systems Europe Graduate scheme, as part of the wider Nova Group Graduate Scheme, is to foster the personal and professional development of the successful candidate, providing them with the experience, supervision, mentoring and training necessary to assist them with succeeding in their future career with the Nova Group and to work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

What you’ll actually do
You’ll be involved in many aspects of systems engineering support to Nova project teams, supporting our clients with new capabilities. Typically, this might involve;
  • Planning and delivery of test and evaluation activities on systems.
  • Systems Engineering activities, such as requirements management, validation and certification across all areas of the engineering ‘V Cycle’.
  • Supporting our teams with collecting, processing and analysing data to answer the questions and solve the problems that our customers have.
  • Supporting internal innovation projects within Nova Systems Europe, developing new technology tools and processes to give our teams the edge in providing services to our clients.
  • Wider engineering business support which might include market assessments, developing proposals to potential customers or other aspects of Business Development activity.
  • Enabling support to deployed project teams which might be assisting with operational planning or logistics.

What you’ll need
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software/Computer Systems preferred).
  • A strong understanding and passion for engineering and the aerospace sector.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to consult to a diverse group of clients.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude.
  • Because of the high level of Security Clearance which may be required invitations are invited from UK nationals who have lived in the UK for at least the last 5 years.
  • An understanding of database architectures and data models would be beneficial.
  • Experience or understanding of computational tools (e.g. Python, Matlab, DOORs, ComplyPro, MS Project & Visio, etc).
About you
  • Desire to work towards IEng and eventually CEng if applicable
  • Flexibility in work approach
  • Ability and desire to travel regularly for work
  • Ability to self-learn systems and proactively engage with people
  • Ability to critically analyse a problem and identify a path forward
  • Positive and committed team member, who works to very high standards and cares about client interests, and Nova’s and own professional reputation
  • Self-motivated and able to operate with a high degree of autonomy
  • Flexible, positive and committed team member, who works to very high standards and cares about client interests, and Nova’s own professional reputation
  • Flexible, career driven and can work independently or part of a team

About us
Nova Systems is an international Professional Service Provider specialising in the provision of engineering and management services, providing industry and government with world class independent expertise in delivering complex projects and solving technologically challenging problems.

Nova employs over 500 specialist consultants across the UK, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with UK offices in Salisbury, Bristol and High Wycombe.

With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has been recognised as one of "Top 50 best places to work" in Australia and Singapore and Nova Systems UK won 8th place in the 2019 UK Best Workplace. These are exciting times for us and we’re keen to take our people with us in our success.

Our benefits
We offer a generous total reward package, including a professional development allowance and leave entitlement, 25 days annual leave, team and social events, annual work conference, annual and immediate recognition schemes, up to 7% contributory pension, life insurance, employee assistance helpline and much more!

Please submit your CV along with any additional information you feel will be beneficial in supporting your application via our website HERE.

We are committed to increasing diversity of staff within Nova Systems Europe and within the aerospace and engineering sector as a whole. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the requirements of the role descriptions and we are committed to equal opportunity, equal treatment and respect for every individual. We offer, and value, flexible working and we are also proud to be committed to mental health awareness and to actively supporting the wellbeing of our team. If you have special access requirements, please do let us know.