Image by Umberto

Mechanical/Manufacturing Design Engineering

CellPod Tooling Design & Optimisation


Cognition Energy is an innovative and disruptive engineering start-up that uses science informed
approach to develop to deliver high performance battery products and services. At Cognition
we develop unique battery test equipment - CellPods - and carry out contract testing for
external clients. Cognition's long term goal is to help the world switch to a 100% renewable

This is an exciting opportunity for an engineering student to have total design freedom on
optimising the production of our unique battery cell test system, CellPods. You will, under the
guidance of our multidisciplinary engineering team, create tooling, fixtures and jigs that will
revolutionise the way we build at Cognition. The ideal candidate will be able to work
autonomously in a fast paced environment. Have a strong work ethic and operate well under

What you’ll have:

  • Registration as a full time student at a UK university, part way through an undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering field of study

  • Strong computer aided design and analysis (preferably Solidworks)

  • The ability to pick up new skills quickly and communicate well within the team


What you’ll do:

The Problem
Cognition Energy’s CellPods are an extremely innovative solution to traditional battery cell
testing. This has meant that demand for the CellPods is great and only increasing. While our
production line is operational and delivering to customers, there is always room for
optimisations and improvements.

The Task
Spend time on our production line and design ergonomic, job specific tooling for processes
where you have identified any pain points. There is also the opportunity to take some of our
manual processes and streamline them. You will be designing elegant and user friendly
solutions for our production team, that will hopefully lead to an increase in our production

Your day to day:

  • Work with our production team to identify bottlenecks and pinch points

  • Design, prototype and test your ideas to optimise the production of CellPods

  • Create and manage your own project timelines for your designs to be manufactured

  • Identify any changes that can be made to the product to optimise future versions for DFMA

  • Solve any production issues with innovative engineered solutions to reduce any down time

What you’ll get:

  • To join a team of motivated engineers, in a great work environment

  • Salary of £25,000 pro rata, equivalent to £12/hr

  • Friday BBQ’s & team lunches

  • The opportunity to make a lasting impact, including potentially receive a permanent job offer upon completion of your degree or in the future


Cognitions office and labs are based in a beautiful countryside setting, with free parking, just outside Didcot, Oxfordshire. Local amenities include local shops, a pub and easy access to the A34.

Additional Information:

  • 2 months, fixed term contract as a Faraday Institution sponsored FUSE intern, with the

  • option to extend to 3 months.

  • Monday - Friday on site work, 9am - 5pm or 8am - 4pm (flexible)

  • 40hrs per week (including lunch & breaks)

  • Please note if you were a FUSE intern last year we cannot accept your application

  • To apply please email your CV & Cover Letter to

  • Applications deadline is: 17 June 2022