Project Management Undergraduate Placement – 12 months

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems - Cheltenham

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Role:               Undergraduate Project Manager (12 Month Placement from Sept 2020)

Business:        Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is an operating business of Ultra Electronics and is a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries. We support our military and civil aerospace customers by providing innovative electronic, electro-mechanical and pneumatic solutions that meet operational, reliability and environmental needs for safety critical and high integrity applications. We also provide equipment for modern military land vehicles that improve their reliability and performance whilst reducing the burden on their operators and maintainers.

Skilled project managers, innovative engineers and experienced manufacturing personnel are critical to the ongoing success of the business, both in developing innovative design solutions and responding to the ever changing demands of Industry.  As part of our ongoing search for, and development of, motivated and enthusiastic team members, we offer a structured undergraduate internship programme comprising 1-month, 3 month and 12 month placements. 

Under this vacancy, we are looking for enthusiastic Undergraduates with an interest in project management to undertake a 12-month internship (September 2020 – August 2021) with the potential to lead to a graduate placement upon completion of your degree.  These internships are open to applicants from any engineering or management discipline, who can demonstrate how their skills complement some or all of the mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, software, systems and safety critical products we develop.  The role will be based in our modern Cheltenham offices where you will be supported and challenged by our highly qualified and experienced project management team. The successful applicant will be considered a full member of the project management team and challenged accordingly. Both the undergraduate and business will get the maximum value from the placement.  As such:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for delivery of assigned tasks, projects, with full accountability for project performance
• Develop and maintain a robust plan and schedule, including budget costs
• Proactive risk and opportunity management
• Dependency management
• Change management
• Customer communication and reporting
• Bid support
• Project briefings


• Strong A Levels (or equivalent)
• Working toward a degree in a relevant engineering or management discipline
• Enthusiasm and a willingness to develop during the scheme
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

What you can expect from us…..

• Challenging and interesting work
• Clear guidance and feedback
• Development in the form of Managerial, Commercial and Interpersonal skills

Job Reference: SEP20195618
Salary: Competitive
Category: Project Management
Contract: Fixed Term - Full Time
Closing Date: November 29, 2019

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Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a provider of high integrity control products for aerospace, military vehicle and soldier applications. Our capabilities span the complete product lifecycle; design, development, production and support. We have over 50 years of experience in the industry and include most of the world’s aircraft manufacturers, hundreds of airlines, and many of the world’s largest defence contractors in our list of customers.

From day one of joining Ultra Electronics I felt an important part of the business

…On graduating with a first-class honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering from University, I wanted to develop my career with a technology-led engineering business that I could see had a reputation in the market-place for developing its people.

From day one of joining Ultra Electronics I felt an important part of the business, with its people values embedded into its business processes. My personal development has been managed through an agreed plan, supported by excellent Group Management Training modules, personal mentoring and hands-on, real life experiences when I need it.

Having worked at Ultra for just over two years, I am now looking forward to progressing to the engineering function early next year where I will be making more use of my technical qualification together with the management skills I have gained to develop future products for the business…

Manolis - Operations Team Leader (UK)

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Dental plan
Health screening
AESOP (All Employee Share Ownership Plan)
Holiday flexibility
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