Application Engineer (Year in industry placement)

This role is only available to current undergraduates who are entitled to work in the UK and need to complete a placement as part of their degree.

We are looking for a candidate with engineering or science background to join our Granta team for up to 12 months on a year in industry placement. The Application Engineering placement will appeal to engineering and science undergraduates with an interest in materials and marketing, who are keen to join a global company and combine their technical knowledge with the enthusiasm, energy, and ambition required for a market leading organisation.

You will be working closely with the rest of the Application Engineering team to help leading engineering enterprises manage and apply vital information about their engineering materials as they move from research project through qualification and on into their product development process. This will involve organisations from industry sectors such as: aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, defense, medical, personal electronics, wind energy and more.

Granta provides software, data, and knowledge and is the leader in the specialized field of materials information technology. This is where materials science and engineering meet software and IT. Our vision is of ‘materials intelligence’ everywhere, in education, R&D, and the product lifecycle. We aim to advance materials engineering and education, and to enable better, greener, safer products. The company originated in Cambridge University 20 years ago, where it maintains strong links, and has built a high-quality customer base around the world, with organizations such as Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, NASA and Rolls-Royce as well as most of the world’s leading Universities. Granta is a subsidiary company of ANSYS.

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The Application Engineering team is responsible for understanding the technical requirements of our customers. These requirements cover all aspects of the lifecycle of materials data.
Your role will be to support the Application engineers engage with our customers during the discovery phase, to understand their position and identify the optimal process for them. You will help the team build and prove the technology.

What you will be doing:

  • Analysing, updating and improving existing demonstration case studies scripts and presentation material
  • Implementing processes and integrating various business systems to improve the Technical Pre-Sales engagement process
  • Maintaining and developing the Demonstration Virtual Environment with up-to-date releases of GRANTA MI software, tools and databases
  • Improving methods to capture knowledge of customer use-cases and requirements during the Technical Pre-Sales engagement process

The ideal candidate will be currently studying for a degree in an engineering or science based subject and have:

  • Good knowledge of materials and processes: specifically, you have covered engineering materials as part of a general engineering course; ideally following a specialised materials course.
  • Some computing background with some knowledge of office automation software including Excel. Preferably some coding experience in MATLAB or PYTHON.
  • An organized approach, with good project management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Why do our interns value their time at Granta?
You will gain valuable experience working in a small, but innovative & international company
You will work on highly relevant projects which ultimately form part of Granta’s customer’s new product development process
You will become familiar with all major software systems used in the new product development process: CAD, CAE and PLM
You will learn new skills, especially IT related ones

Culture and values are incredibly important to ANSYS. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

ANSYS is an equal opportunities employer: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religiion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

ANSYS does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of ANSYS. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person or entity.