Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Research)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
11 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Lauren Duff
Job Type

Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Research)

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Research) at our site in Barrow.

As an Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Research), you will be supporting the delivery of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) processes and the development, approval and implementation of new technologies.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a varied role in a developing area of the business.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Technology) will involve:

Supporting the conduct and development Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) processes and the development of the NDE Engineering capability at Barrow.

Planning and carrying out experimental trials of new NDE processes and providing sound technical justification to support approval and implementation into the business.

Supporting the provision of authoritative and timely NDE advice to Submarine programmes and the customer. Building and maintaining a close relationship with the NDE Quality department.

Monitoring new products and trends in the wider NDE sector. Proposing areas that merit research to ensure that appropriate techniques are available in support of current and future programmes.

Supporting undergraduates and post-graduates conducting NDE related research through Company sponsorship.

Supporting the planning and conduct of the Materials Technology Department Research Plan. Contributing to the review and maintenance of relevant Department Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments.

Contributing to the safe and effective provision of the Materials Technology Capability

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer - Material Technology (NDE Research):


Engineering/STEM background or practical experience in the application NDE processes

MS Office


Knowledge of the principle NDE methods including ultrasound and radiography

Knowledge of NDE process at submarines

Knowledge of inspection qualification and approval methodologies in other industrial sectors

PCN certification or similar in one of more NDE techniques

Degree-level qualification in Engineering/STEM area

Experience with MATLAB and/or other programming skills

Computer Aided Design experience

What we're looking for in you:

The ability to build and articulate recommendations based on combinations of experimental trials, technical literature and engineering judgement.

A drive to implement change for the benefit of the business and where appropriate question existing process

Self-motivated - ability to work with minimal supervision and investigate and scope out new opportunities

Communicate clearly and positively with a wide variety of NDE stakeholders. This including production teams, engineers and the customer in addition to academics, research students and other industrial experts in the wider NDE community.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

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, 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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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