Undergraduate Engineer - Armoured Vehicles

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Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Department: Vehicle Conversions/Armoured Vehicle Group/Special Vehicles
Vacancy Type Fixed term, 54 weeks

Job Description

Reports to: Special Vehicles Operations Team

Millbrook Special Vehicles are responsible for the design, development, production, test, sale and support of a range of specialist vehicles for various markets including government agencies, emergency services, OEMs (established and emerging), and national fleet operators. The company is divided into 3 operating departments:

  • Vehicle Conversions
  • Armoured Vehicle Group
  • Special Projects

This role will be based in the central engineering function which services all operating departments. Activities include;

  • Design and development of specialist vehicles to meet a variety of customer requirements.
  • Vehicle ride and handling, test and measurement, instrumentation, data logging, data analysis, component stress and life calculations.
  • Test and validation of insolated systems or whole vehicles using Millbrook Proving Grounds facilities.
  • Authoring documentation to support production, sales and aftersales activities.
  • Development and implementation of production processes.

Roles and Responsibilities

A combination of office and workshop based hands-on working on one or more projects alongside experienced Engineers and Technicians, liaising with suppliers, and writing supporting documentation.

The Undergraduate Engineer will support the engineering team on a variety of developments including mechanical, electrical and interior trim on a range of different vehicle types. 

The Undergraduate Engineer can expect to gain knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD) modelling and technical drawing, 3D scanning and data processing, practical workshop skills, supplier communication, automotive systems and equipment integration as well as vehicle diagnostics and CAN bus systems.

Person Specification


  • Studying for BEng or MEng Degree (Automotive/Mechanical preferred)


  • Good general IT skills especially MS Excel
  • A good understanding of engineering and motor vehicles in general

Personal Behaviours

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and to problem solve
  • Excellent communication including customer facing skills
  • Positive autonomous attitude


  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to jobs@millbrook.co.uk.  Closing date for applications is 10th January 2020, with assessment centres taking place in February 2020.

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