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Overview
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Engineering and technical innovation is at the very heart of our business. Tata Steel presents engineers with a remarkable canvas on which to work.

The scale and complexity of our work will give you the opportunity to really test your skills, and our commitment to continuous improvement means you will be tasked with setting standards and breaking new ground in the steelmaking industry.


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Electrical & Process Control
Electrical & Process Control

Electrical Engineers

Engineers in Tata Steel operate on a scale and precision not even imagined by many other sectors. We operate with vision and ambition in everything we do and our work is truly exceptional and inspiring

As an Electrical Engineer within Tata Steel, you will play a key role in the life cycle management of our unique equipment through structured maintenance management schemes.

Electrical Engineers provide expert support for preventative and planned maintenance of our plants. We are building for the future and investing heavily in the engineering capabilities of our operations.

There are constant opportunities to work with emerging technologies, build your expertise and make a vital impact on the quality of the final product.

Process Control and Automation Engineers

As a Process Control & Automation (PC&A) Engineer, you will use your knowledge of application computers, software, control and instrumentation technology to maintain our plants’ optimum performance.

It is mission-critical work, ensuring that operational standards remain consistently high, that downtime is minimised and that efficiency is maximised.

You will provide expert support, analysing performance, specifying improvements, adjusting control systems and ensuring compliance. You’ll also play a key role in investigative issues and generating solutions in order for the business to achieve key goals and targets.


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Mechanical
Mechanical

The role of a Mechanical Engineer can vary hugely depending on the environment and location of your department.

You’ll have every opportunity to impact the full maintenance lifecycle of our assets, ensuring our exacting standards of quality, safety, cost and efficiency are achieved, as well as meeting our commitment to being environmentally responsible.

You’ll provide root cause analysis, work with emerging technologies and play a key part in the business achieving its set maintenance management schemes.


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Civil & Structural
Civil & Structural

Our Civil and Structural departments provide both specialist and mandatory inspection services for all ‘static’ civil and structural installations throughout our sites.

The departments also deliver central and contract ownership and specialist project management across wide ranging engineering disciplines. You can expect to take responsibility for facilitating an engineering service covering all civil /structural activities whilst managing, co-ordinating and supervising contractors under your direction. It’s a role that offers an exciting opportunity to provide a professional Civil/Structural Engineering Service to a diverse range of projects and capital developments.

 

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Project & Design
Project & Design

Within our Project Management departments, we can offer exciting opportunities to manage multiple complex and challenging projects, which vary in terms of capital cost and engineering content.

Typical projects involve design, procurement, installation and commissioning, ensuring the application of the most up to date technological concepts at each stage.

You will be required to plan, sequence and organise all operations associated with capital projects with regards to timing, storage and agreeing plant down times with management.

We can offer experienced Project Engineers the opportunity to work on £multi-million capital projects from inception to completion, ensuring our businesses assets are at the forefront of current technology to meet our key production goals.


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Chemical & Process
Chemical & Process

These roles offer the opportunity to play a key part in Identifying, recommending and implementing improvements to plant. Your contribution will help to optimise product volume and yields, maximise unit safety and reliability and minimise operating costs.

You’ll offer prompt and well-informed technical advice, identifying solutions to plant performance problems, and supporting process trials. You’ll also develop and implement changes to equipment, procedures and processes. This will include the design of improvement projects, and playing a lead part in the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of new equipment. You’ll lead Hazard Operability Studies (HAZOP) and other structured risk assessments, develop safe work procedures, and provide specialist training to manufacturing personnel.


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Manufacturing & Production
Manufacturing & Production

Tata Steel operate on a scale and precision not even imagined by many other sectors. We operate some of the largest manufacturing plants across Europe and can offer opportunities to individuals who are looking to progress their careers within a production environment.

Supplying an extensive, varied client base including the automotive, building, aerospace sectors we can offer opportunities from Production Operators to Senior Management positions within our manufacturing facilities.


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Technical
Technical

Our Technical function ensures that our products meet and exceed our customers’ exacting needs, both now and in the future. The roles are varied but the challenge is always the same: to develop and improve every grade of steel, so that it’s ready to meet the challenges of every possible application, from electrical use to aerospace and beyond. Technical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, underpinning areas including quality assurance, laboratory management, non-destructive testing, metallurgical investigations and supply chain.


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FAQs
FAQs

Please read the below document for frequently asked questions for our professionals, during our application process.

Research & Development

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Overview
Overview

The R&D vision is clear: we want to maintain our position as a high quality, innovative, global technology resource. Our Research & Development (R&D) team is central to our success, working in close alliance with our business and corporate partners to combine inventiveness with cutting-edge technology and deliver steel products fit for the twenty-first century.

Tata Steel Innovation Journey

We invest heavily in our people in order that R&D can support some of the finest minds in the industry. Yet innovation is more than just creative thinking. It relies on a deep understanding of our customers’ businesses and the marketplaces they operate within. We recognise that market demands mean that our customers’ needs are constantly evolving, so we work with them closely, in order to fully understand their complex requirements. We invest in sustainable collaborative business relationships. Our innovative steel products and solutions allow them to fully exploit design and application possibilities, supported by competent and accessible technical experts.

No challenge is too great. Using state-of-the-art technology we can respond creatively and proactively to the challenges our clients face, driving continual improvements to the quality, performance and range of our steel solutions. Twenty-first century ‘metal solutions’ demand twenty-first century infrastructure, so we continually upgrade our manufacturing processes and use the very latest methods in process analysis and design, product design, modelling/simulation, and prototyping and application development. Our large-scale test facilities allow new products to be tested on an industrial scale, whether that is packaging manufacture, the production of blanks for car parts, welding of components, or corrosion testing of structures.

Our commitment to Research and Development is evidenced in our workforce: we employ almost 400 researchers across Britain and the Netherlands and work in close collaboration with universities and research institutes across Europe. 
 

Wide Funnel Approach

Our innovation funnel benefits from encouraging the in-flow of a wide range of ideas with staff being allocated time to develop these for potential inclusion in the main R&D programme. This approach recognises the creative imperative of innovation and allows our people to trial a variety of ideas in order to find the perfect synergy between inventiveness and strategy that leads to true advancement.  Not all ideas will be successful – but that is part of the research challenge and allows our researchers the space to continually demonstrate their expertise.
 

Building the Future of Steel

At Tata Steel, we are proactively building the future of steel – and more. With an eye always at least 10 years ahead, we anticipate the challenges our industry – and our supply chains – will face so we are uniquely placed to ensure that our products are future-fit and responsive to change.

We promote a culture that is open, inclusive and inspirational. Our goal is to deliver tangible commercial benefits that are measurable and applicable in real-life situations. The work we do creates genuine commercial advantage for our clients and for ourselves; and the diversity inherent to the role means that it is uniquely satisfying.

Highlights

Our Research & Development activity relates to every stage of the production process, from the preparation of raw materials to the processing of the final product by Tata Steel customers. Our specialised areas of research expand across the full spectrum of metal processing and production, including steelmaking and casting, rolling, coating, welding and applications research, in sectors such as Automotive, Construction, Engineering and Packaging, offering our people an enormous portfolio of projects.

We are heavily focused on process improvements and new product development and our success in these areas is dependent on our in-depth understanding the raw materials we use and how they are processed. We invest in research into the way that steel interfaces, bonds and reacts in diverse situations and this commitment to the fine detail ensures we work on the right projects in pursuit of customer satisfaction and product added value.

We have a team working on completely new steelmaking processes. This breakthrough technology is a £multi-million and multi-partner European programme called HIsarna and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25% in our steel plants of the future.
 

Locations

Tata Steel's Research & Development function operates from centres in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, providing a top class capability for world-wide manufacturing and commercial operations. In the Netherlands we have the IJmuiden Technology Centre on the site of our integrated steelworks. In the UK we have our Warwick Technology Centre based at the University of Warwick and in South Wales we have our Swansea Technology Centre based at The Steel and Metals Institute (SaMi) at Swansea University's Singleton Campus.

 

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Case studies
Case studies

Developing high performance on the side


Side door-impact beams (SIB) in vehicles provide shock absorption in case of impact from the sides and therefore provide better crash performance. But developing products that can perform consistently and meet commercial customer requirements is a challenge.

The Product Group of R&D in Jamshedpur, working with the Tubes division, has developed a medium carbon, boron-added hot rolled thin strip (1.6mm thickness) steel to meet the unique demands of this specific area of the vehicle.

The process involves hot rolling to the required specifications and tube-making. These tubes are then sent through an additional processing phase to further harden the steel to achieve the right level of performance. Final heat treatments parameters are optimised to meet the exact properties desired by our customers.

In conclusion, the products are a success both from a process and a commercial perspective. Steel has been successfully made and rolled, followed by tube making and final heat treatments. Excellent final properties were obtained and met all the customer requirements.

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Roles
Roles

Materials Engineers

Our Materials Engineers come from diverse specialisms: metallurgists, metallurgical engineers,