Product Development Engineer

BAE Systems
Gwent, Wales
01 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Product Development Engineer - Large Calibre Artillery

Would you like to play a key role in the development and delivery of new large calibre artillery shells? We currently have a vacancy for a Product Development Engineer at our site in Glascoed.

As a Product Development Engineer, you will be involved in all levels of the product lifecycle, including: concepts, development, testing, qualification, production and in-service support. You will be working with other departments to support current projects, assist with product development and support manufacture.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of stakeholders including the UK MOD and international export customers. This is a varied role, combining hands-on and office-based product design.

Your main responsibilities as a Product Development Engineer will involve:

Conducting and managing product and process design, development, test and evaluation activities for Large Calibre Artillery products

Coordinating theoretical simulations (e.g. thermal, structural, fluids and aerodynamics)

Developing and using Safe Systems of Work

Managing suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that development and manufacturing activities are completed to time, quality and schedule

Life Cycle Management (contributing towards design reviews) from concept to disposal

Working as part of an integrated project team, including regular engagement with project management, procurement (supply chain) and operations

Your skills and qualifications as a Product Development Engineer:


Experience in product design and/or test and evaluation

Good understanding of engineering processes, with the ability to read and understand engineering drawings and models

Capable of producing high quality technical reports

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

A good understanding of manufacturing techniques and assembly processes


Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process

Knowledge of munitions design and manufacture

An understanding of project/risk management

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly establish effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You must be able to work collaboratively within a team and work independently, when required.

This role will require occasional travel to other manufacturing and test and evaluation sites.

Location: Glascoed

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, 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 vehicle and munitions products 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, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get 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 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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