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Electrified Vehicle Product Development

Your Career in Electrified Vehicle Product Development at Ford Motor Company

This is your opportunity to be part of the Product Development team for one of the country’s leading engineering companies. This is your chance to go further with Ford.

Global impact
Working with engineers from all over the world, you will help develop and implement integrated Vehicle, Powertrain and Infrastructure solutions to deliver Ford’s Smart Mobility and Electrified Vehicle strategies. The work is challenging, interesting and varied, and provides opportunities to build relationships on an international level, whilst working with fast-moving emerging technologies.

Our graduate program
You will progress through a series of placements, designed to help you build on the knowledge and skills you gained in your engineering degree. From day one, you will be doing a real role with real responsibilities. Over the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to develop in many areas, including some of the following:

Engineering materials and design, powertrain performance, economy, control system design and emissions compliance Electrified Powertrain Engineering, hardware and software integration.
Understanding customer requirements

Digital Innovation, CAD, CAE and simulation

Vehicle Electrical Engineering, hardware and software integration. Testing, measurement, evaluation and verification
Manufacturing technology and processes Team-building, people-management and presentation skills

Body Engineering

Chassis Engineering

Quality management

Vehicle Engineering

Project management

Programme Management

Where you will be based

It’s a global team, so you may be required to travel to any Ford location worldwide. However, our global centres of excellence for both commercial vehicles and powertrains are based in Dunton and Dagenham in South Essex. Our Dunton centre is at the forefront of developing Commercial Vehicles, including the five times International Van of the Year Award winner Transit, alongside Hybrid/Electrified powertrain, gasoline and diesel products that improve fuel economy while reducing CO2, and supporting Ford’s Smart Mobility programs. 

Who we’re looking for

To be part of our future, you will:

  • Typically have graduated within the last 2 years with a degree in applied Electrical, Electronic, Controls systems or Software Engineering, or Computer Sciences. You may have up to 2 years of business experience, that’s in addition to work experience as a business placement or sandwich year in industry. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts, and to deliver complex system-level solutions. 
  • Need to be able to communicate clearly in writing, over the phone and face to face
  • Demonstrate strong team working and leadership skills.

Are you looking to Go Further with Ford?

Hear more from our graduates

  • Name: Bruce Mackenzie

    Start date: 5th September 2016

    Department: Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

    Role Title: EESE Program Management Team

    My role within EESE PMT is the management of the current vehicle development program ensuring the key targets and deliverables are met for gateways in the development cycle. I liaise with other functional areas to facilitate systems integration and packaging of EESE modules and components. I help coordinate testing, fault finding, resolution and sign-off for EESE components, and systems. Furthermore I support prototype builds and vehicle launches in the manufacturing plants, having visited Turkey twice so far.

    Ford Focus RS and Bruce Mackenzie

    Whilst supporting prototype builds at our manufacturing plant in Turkey, you really do find yourself at the centre of the action. Years of designing and planning culminate in the first builds, where designs are tested  and amended as required. The pace is much faster, the adrenaline is pumping, and issues require responding to immediately, exposing you to many members of the team across all functions.  Of course when the dust settles you get an opportunity to explore your surroundings which is great.

    Development is key at Ford and I am very much looking forward to expanding my knowledge as much a possible outside of my main subject area of electrical engineering;  the graduate program at Ford allows that. It gives you exposure to different functional areas of the business and allows for a holistic understanding of the product and its functions. You have the opportunity to take on increasing responsibility, and the chance to work long term at various sites Ford has throughout the United States, and Europe.

    To anyone who is thinking of applying to Ford, I would definitely recommend that you do. Ever since I commenced my career at Ford I have not looked back. The opportunities for development are aplenty, travelling to various Ford sites around the world is an exciting adventure, the people and culture are top end and of course, you get to work on an excellent product. Ford is a very diverse company and is a cultural melting pot of ideas and innovation. It’s the perfect company to work for and I am proud that I do.