Charge Design Engineer

Blaenau Gwent, UK
Closing date
17 Oct 2020

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Job Description

Charge Design Engineer operating as part of a multi-disciplined propelling charge development team involved in the development, design and manufacture of charges for a number of new munitions products and maintaining performance of legacy products.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Design, development, test and evaluation activities of new and legacy propelling charges
Conducting and managing trials in a safe and suitable manner, from the trials planning stage to completion of the trial and presentation of the data
Development and use safe systems of work for Engineering tasks
Interface with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule
Development of quality systems
Contribution to the Life Cycle Management Process where required
Contribution to the Risk Management process
Liaise with customers - both internal and external as demanded


Competencies/Skills and Expertise include the following:


Minimum- Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
3 Years experience in the Chemical/Chemical Engineering industry
Experience of hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation in support of trial or test activities.
Experience in the planning and conduct of evaluation trials.
Proven ability to take ownership, prioritise and deliver objectives within development projects to ensure completion within agreed time-scales and to required standard
A good understanding of project/risk management and the ability to use associated tools and techniques
IT Literate
Applicants must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate good planning and organisational skills, have good technical and chemistry knowledge, show initiative and be able to work under pressure
Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, together with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a proven capability in development projects in particular system integration

The Individual


A knowledge of gun propellants
A working knowledge of the propelling charge design process
A working knowledge of the chemistry of propellants and their ingredients
Experience in the use of mathematical modelling
Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process
A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design would be an advantage
Advanced data analysis and computing skills
Advanced report writing skills
Competent presentation skills

Additional Agency Information

Pay Rate £30.00 LTD

PAYE equivalent rate £ 23.70

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application
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