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Charge Design Engineer

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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.

Additional Information
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