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Analysis Internship

Job Ref: 2559375AI | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand! Following the success of our first rocket ("It's a Test") we are looking for stand-out talent to join our hardworking team over the summer. 

Our analysis team contributes to the development of Electron by using modelling and simulation to solve challenging problems involving structures, fluid flow, and thermodynamics.  Whether it is using FEA to optimise the mass of a composite structure or using CFD to predict the aerodynamic forces and heating on the vehicle during ascent, engineering analysis is critical to the development of a robust and high performing launch vehicle. 

As an intern in the analysis team you'll have the opportunity to apply the skills acquired through your study to improving hardware that will carry the next generation of satellite technology to space. For this role, we are looking for someone that can combine outstanding academic ability with a pragmatic problem-solving approach.  You will need to quickly grasp new concepts and formulate elegant and efficient solutions.

Day to day you will take on both simple structural, fluid, and heat transfer analyses, as well as longer term FEA or CFD projects such as mass and flow optimisation studies. You'll also get involved in developing software to support analysis, which may include loads and environments data management, reduced order modelling of the vehicle loading for incorporation into our full vehicle simulation, and analysis tools for dynamic signals such as vibration and acoustics. 

This internship programme will certainly have its perks, as you learn from the best in the aerospace industry, watch live test fires, have unlimited access to our snack and fruit baskets, attend our staff Christmas party, and (fingers crossed) view a launch alongside the dedicated people that made it happen. 

Internship requirements:
  • At least a 3rd or 4th year engineering student (or equivalent qualification)
  • Excellent mathematical modelling skills
  • Demonstrated ability in one or more of these fields: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer & thermodynamics, and systems modelling. 
  • Demonstrated programming experience in a language suitable for engineering analysis (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C / C++, Fortran, etc.)
  • Exposure to engineering simulation software such as ANSYS, Abaqus, Star CCM+, Nastran, etc. 
Include the following with your application: 
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A cover letter including an example of an engineering project you have completed in your spare time and describe the value this added. 
Internship dates: Monday 20 November 2017 - Friday 23 February 2018 (may vary depending on your course requirements). 

Applications close Sunday 27 August 2017 (get in quick - we snap up the best candidates as soon as they apply!)

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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