Graduate Engineering - Electronics/Controls Engineering, Internship – Short term



Other Engineering · Intern
Cranfield, Bedford MK43, UK
1,600 – 1,600 GBP per month
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

At Bluemethane, we believe methane emissions from water are both a damaging greenhouse gas but also an incredible untapped opportunity for clean energy production. We’re looking for a brilliant monitoring and sensing engineer to play a critical and exciting part in these engineering efforts.

Our technology will measure, capture, and use methane from water. This will permanently remove methane, reduce global warming, and support the energy transition by unlocking a new source of energy.

Key responsibilities

As the electronics and control engineering intern, you will work on an array of technologies including hardware and software for measuring and monitoring dissolved methane that will provide our customers with valuable data and will enable the deployment of Bluemethane’s methane recovery technology within wastewater and freshwater environments.

The key responsibilities on this project include:

  • Develop control algorithms and code for lab automation/process control.
  • Assist with circuit design and PCB layout for new instrument prototypes.
  • Program microcontrollers to integrate sensors and actuators.
  • Design and build custom sensors, such as for methane concentration.
  • Participate in troubleshooting, testing, and debugging of prototypes.
  • Document work through schematics, code comments, diagrams, etc.
  • Interact with academic advisors at Cranfield.
  • Stay abreast of the latest research, methods, and technologies relevant to methane separation.


  • MSc in Electrical, Electronics or Control Engineering, Physics, Instrumentation, or related field.
  • Hands-on experience with design of controls and DOE methods.
  • Excellent technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyse performance trade-offs and make recommendations.
  • Familiarity with safety protocols and best practices in laboratory settings.


  • Coursework in electronics, microcontrollers, instrumentation, controls.
  • Experience with programming languages like C/C++, Python and Matlab.
  • Fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering and circuit design.

Essential Attributes

  • You’re a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Open-minded and resourceful engineer with a hands-on attitude.
  • You have outstanding writing and oral communication capabilities.
  • Verbal/written communication skills to document work and liaise with partners.
  • You’re a systems thinker.
  • You have a deep understanding of engineering fundamentals.
  • This is an on-site assignment; you’ll be working in our lab and offices in Cranfield.

It’s a plus if…

  • You have proven experience in conducting experimental work related to methane separation or similar processes.
  • You like to actually build things.
  • You have a strong grasp of sensor architectures, electronics, and measurement principles.
  • You have experience with specific microcontroller platforms, embedded development (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.) and physical interfaces (e.g. I2C, SPI, UART, etc.).
  • You are familiar with PCB design software and fabrication.

What we offer

  • Possibility to move to full-time employee including share options scheme.
  • Personal and professional development budget.
  • The opportunity to work on real life projects with real impact in mitigating climate change.

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and concise cover letter for this role, to

Bluemethane is an equal opportunity employer.

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