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Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer

Job Description
BAE Systems Land (UK) currently has a vacancy for a Product Development Engineer to be involved with the design and development of Small Arms Ammunition (SAA) products at our site in Radway Green.

As a Product Development Engineer, you will be responsible for discrete work packages across all phases of the product lifecycle, from concept through development, test, evaluation and qualification to production. This position will be primarily based at BAE Systems Land (UK) in Radway Green, South Cheshire with occasional requirements for travel to suppliers and trials sites.

Additional Information
Your main responsibilities as a Product Development Engineer will involve:

Conducting and managing product and process design, development, test and evaluation activities on SAA products

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

Preparing technical documentation, including reports, procurement specifications and requirement specifications

Conducting and supporting technical investigations

Developing and using safe systems of work for engineering tasks

Working with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that technical and quality requirements are achieved for manufactured items to time and schedule

Developing inspection and quality controls for components and assembled products

Contributing to technical, design and project reviews where required

Contributing to the Risk Management process

Interfacing with both internal and external customers

Your skills and qualifications as a Product Development Engineer will ideally include:


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification and / or HNC/HND supported by complementary experience in Mechanical Engineering

Experience in the development and industrialisation of products and processes in the Engineering industry

Experience with trials, tests and evaluation of products or processes

A good understanding of manufacturing techniques and assembly processes

Ability to interpret Technical Drawings

An understanding of project/risk management

IT literate, with good communication and technical report writing skills


Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process

Proven capability in development projects in particular system integration

Experience of High Volume manufacturing

A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design would be an advantage

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