Materials Scientist

BAE Systems
England, Essex, Chelmsford
04 Oct 2017
18 Oct 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Materials Scientist

Would you like to work within a varied and interesting role supporting a wide range of products for both defence and commercial sectors? We currently have a vacancy for a Materials Scientist at our site in Great Baddow, Essex.

As a Materials Scientist, you will be working as part of a multidiscipline team within the Product Assurance Response Centre (PARC). PARC's activities include the provision of rapid technical troubleshooting services relating to components, production and processes, and 'green issues'. This will be working across a broad range of industrial operations including avionics, sensors, shipbuilding, aircraft manufacture, sonar systems, radar and energetic materials.

This role will provide you with the chance to develop your skills within materials science where every day is different. You will gain exposure to cutting edge technology as well as excellent career development opportunities.

Your main responsibilities as a Materials Scientist will involve:

Providing rapid troubleshooting and failure analysis service relating to components, production and processes

Ensuring high performance, quality, value, and competitiveness throughout BAE Systems

Using test and analytical equipment to ensure problems are solved in a timely fashion

Preparing technical reports, test procedures, process specifications and other product documentation

Liaising with both internal and external customers, including travel and visits to other business units as part of the rapid troubleshooting service

Your skills and qualifications as a Materials Scientist:


Degree level qualification (or equivalent with experience) in relevant field (such as Metallurgy, Materials, Chemistry or Physics)

Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word and Excel)

Accurate and concise report writing skills


Membership of a recognised technical institution would be advantageous

Knowledge of materials properties, selection, processing and testing, ideally encompassing metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, adhesives and surface finishes and coatings

Knowledge of modern analytical techniques e.g. SEM / EDX, XRF, 3D X-Ray/ CT, DSC/TGA, FTIR (EGA), TMA, DMA, tensile testing, material / sample preparation, NDT techniques etc.

A proven track record in a production or quality environment is preferable

What we're looking for in you:

You must be able to work using your own initiative, with the ability to multi-task and manage your own workload. You will also possess a flexible and adaptable approach to enable you to take on enquiries that are not from your specific academic background.

Location: Great Baddow, Essex

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.

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We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We employ over 4,000 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA.

Our Enterprise IT Services team has a vital role in delivering some of Applied Intelligence's key projects, as well as providing IT services for the wider BAE Systems business.

We recognise the individual needs of our employees and are proud to offer flexible working arrangements where possible.

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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