Charge Design Engineer

£32,285+ commensurate with skills and experience
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to play a pivotal role developing complex munition products for the MOD? We currently have a vacancy for a Charge Design Engineer at our site in Glascoed.

As a Charge Design Engineer, you will be working within a small team as part of the Heavy Munitions business area. Heavy Munitions support a range of products including artillery, tanks, propellant charges and Naval products. More specifically, you will be working on the development of a new charge system for the MOD.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to work on an exciting project developing the next ammunition system for the MOD, ensuring safer systems for the end user. The newly redeveloped Glascoed site offers excellent staff facilities and benefits including a gym, football courts, as well as bespoke training courses and support for chartership and higher education.

Your main responsibilities as a Charge Design Engineer will involve: 

Design, development, test and evaluation activities of new and legacy propelling charges

Conducting and managing trials in a safe and suitable manner, from the trials planning stage to completion of the trial and presentation of the data

Development and use safe systems of work for engineering tasks

Interfacing with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule

Development of quality systems

Contributing to the Life Cycle Management process, where required

Contributing to the Risk Management process

Liaising with customers, both internal and external, as appropriate

Your skills and qualifications as a Charge Design Engineer:

Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent qualification or experience)

Experience of hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation in support of trial or test activities

Proven ability to take ownership, prioritise and deliver objectives within development projects to ensure completion within agreed time-scales and to required standard

A good understanding of project/risk management and the ability to use associated tools and techniques

IT literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated, with good planning and organising skills. You must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, together with the ability to work well, both independently and as part of a team.

Location: Glascoed, South Wales

Salary: £32,285+ commensurate with skills and experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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