Energetic Materials Scientist

BAE Systems
Gwent, Wales
12 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Energetic Materials Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the full lifecycle of heavy munitions and supplies for the UK MOD? We currently have a vacancy for an Energetic Materials Engineer at our site in Glascoed, South Wales.

As an Energetic Materials Engineer, you will be responsible for devising new products and existing product improvements, supporting the process through the full product lifecycle, through design, development, trails, testing, qualification and handover into production.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a varied and fast paced role, being at the forefront of advanced defence technology.

Your main responsibilities as an Energetic Materials Engineer will involve:

Providing technical direction for designing and developing new formulations in line with expectations

Liaising with other business functions, to ensure that project progress is maintained

Conducting technical work on appropriate processing and measurement facilities to provide the required data

Testing and trialling products on site, as well as at other sites within the UK or overseas

Compiling and reviewing a safe system of work paperwork to cover the team's routine and special activities

Ensuring that work conducted by direct reports and the wider team is carried out to the highest safety and technical standards

Interfacing with internal and external technical customers

Assessing and exploring new materials and technologies to ensure that BAE Systems Land (UK) remains competitive in relevant fields

Building and developing a network of contacts to enable the development of own and business capabilities

Your skills and qualifications:


MSc/MEng (ideally in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science) or equivalent experience

Industry experience within a relevant discipline- ideally explosives, chemical processing, polymers or pharmaceuticals

Experience working in a highly safety conscious environment


Experience working with explosives

Although a full UK driving licence is not essential, it would be desirable due to remote site locations

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an adaptable and self-motivated worker, with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with ease, at various levels. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and work well within a team, as well as independently to your own initiative.

Location: Glascoed, South Wales

Salary: £31,625

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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