Ammunition Design Authority

BAE Systems
Bourges, France, Centre
05 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Ammunition Design Authority

Would you like to play a key role in the development of an advanced weapon system for the UK and French MOD? We currently have a vacancy for an Ammunition Design Authority at our site in Bourges, France.

As an Ammunition Design Authority, you will be working as part of a joint venture organisation, CTA International (CTAI), established by Nexter and BAE Systems. Specifically you will be working with the recently developed Case Telescope Armament System (CTAS), a revolutionary medium calibre (40mm) weapon system. Having qualified the cannon and ammunition in 2014 the company is now in full rate production and further product development, with a strategic objective to market CTAS beyond the home markets of UK and French MoD.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with cutting edge technology on a brand new armament system. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas with both UK and international customers.

The position will be for a three year contract.

Your main responsibilities as an Ammunition Design Authority will involve:

Monitoring the ammunition development and qualification activity and providing technical guidance to the engineering team

Reviewing and (when acceptable) approving the following deliverables:

- Drawings

- Technical specifications

- Requirements verification matrix

- Maintenance solution(s)

- Design justification documentation

- Certificate of design

Representing CTAI on the external/customer Change Control Boards (CCBs) and technical or project reviews

Chairing the internal technical phase reviews

Maintaining compliance of manufacturing processes to the design standard via review of production process and concessions

Ensuring technical consistency across the multiple ammunition products

Maintaining the product development route map and supporting the identification and delivery of product development through PV projects or funded development projects

Your skills and qualifications as an Ammunition Design Authority:


Ammunition design, development and qualification experience

Experience in a technical leadership role with responsibility for design decisions, engineering plans and customer technical interface

Experience of safety case development for ammunition with current knowledge of qualification processes and safety authority and approval processes


Specific knowledge of medium calibre ammunitions engineering would be an advantage although equivalent knowledge from other calibres or warhead domains could equally be acceptable

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to have the passion, drive and determination to give the best you can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. You must also possess excellent communication skills to enable you to articulate technical information to a range of stakeholders.

Location: Bourges, France

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme and enhanced annual leave allowance. 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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