Electronic, Electrical and Software Development Engineer
Engineering, IT, Mathematics and Statistics
- This internship is able to cover project costs for both domestic and international students.
- The Industry Partner has implemented appropriate preparations to comply with Federal and State Government requirements regarding COVID-19 safety. Due to remote arrangements, this internship is now accepting applications from eligible PhD students nationwide.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER
Bramco Electrical research, design, develop and produce an innovative range of widely respected control, protection, monitoring and communication products for mining and industry. They are revitalising and expanding their range in response to client requests for next generation solutions and identified strategic opportunities as identified. Bramco are responding to changing supply chains resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, with a determined aim to increase manufacturing in Australia.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
The main opportunities and experience that will be offered under this project include:
- Collaborate with recognised clients on new design projects carrying concise R&D outcomes.
- Collaborate with market users in overhauling/modernising products.
- Ability to work closely with the Bramco team or independently.
- Freedom to explore new knowledge, latest innovations and new ideas, whilst progressing project plans.
- Support efforts to increase manufacturing, skills and jobs in Australia.
RESEARCH TO BE CONDUCTED
Research new knowledge that can be applied in upgrading current designs and next generation market solutions. This research will consider design hypothesis, planning, and possible experimental and testing activities.
Key research targets concern electromechanical endurance, precise operative values, monitoring of AC/DC currents, control power supply variation, conducted common mode disturbances, fast transient burst, harmonic filtering against noise and interference, wireless comms, expansive operating temperatures, backward compatibility and long ranging operating (life) cycles and availability. Latest interface technologies, user friendly and menu driven controls are required.
Electronic and electrical functions include, earth fault, ground fault, neutral earth, pilot control, earth continuity, overload, short circuit and general industrial motor control and protection amongst others.
SKILLS WISH LIST
If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:
- Student of Engineering, with strong familiarity in electric circuit design and experience with embedded software development C+ or C++
- Programming experience
- Ability to consider projects of varying types, from new designs commencing only with a plan and targeted outcomes, to projects commencing from prototype stage and also projects working off an existing product requiring modernisation
- Ability to analyse and interpret research output, whilst modifying development objectives as trial results become known
- Ability to communicate with clients and identify best outcomes in meeting project targets and client needs
- Ability to consider and review best options supporting product commercialisation and build
There are three main outcomes:
- Produce solutions capturing R&D project targets as agreed with clients or that secure strategic market opportunities, whilst meeting (and surpassing) industry (AS/NZS, IEC etc) standards.
- Produce modernisation and upgrades of existing product range, re-capturing leading market innovation and functionality.
- Securing manufacturing and supply opportunities in Australia, thus removing risks created by the Covid-19 pandemic, where supply chains have dramatically altered. This will lead to greatly increased build technologies, skills and people being engaged in Australia (returning these from overseas).
The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.
It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours and maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.
The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.
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