Weapon and Gun Engineer

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £50000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Tom Parsons

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Weapon and Gun Engineer



Specific Responsibilities

The job holder will work in the Weapons Science group which is part of Applied Science. Within Weapons Science our teams come from a variety of physics, chemistry, mathematics and related engineering backgrounds. They are critical to research, advice and the assessment of weapons systems from long range missiles to small arms pistols including the detailed technologies that enable their use. They help our customers ensure that these critical assets perform effectively and safely. This particular role involves conducting research, evaluation and assessment of large and small calibre gun systems, as well as providing expertise in Weapon engineering and ammunition assessment. It is likely that the successful candidate will have an engineering background that will be supplemented with training to develop the weapons knowledge required to fulfil the role. The role can be based at either our Fort Halstead or Farnborough sites.

Key Accountabilities

Provide technical direction and individual contribution to technical teams to ensure that programmes are delivered effectively and meet customer requirements and expectations

Provide liaison with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders to ensure delivery

Ensure the application of an appropriate level of Technical Assurance for opportunities and projects

Ensure that customers' requirements and tasks are fully understood and that the problems and issues are identified at the outset.

Encourage an open and honest business assurance culture, contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required

Technical background with experience of at least one of the areas for which the Weapons Science group is responsible and an aptitude and willingness to develop in the other areas.

Experience of providing engineering technical lead role for tasks by setting technical objectives and identifying resource requirements, and then technically leading the task.

Good interpersonal, analytical and team working skills

Good listening and questioning skills to understand customers' requirements and problems

Essential Qualifications

A first degree in Science or Engineering, or an equivalent, nationally recognised, professional qualification.

Over six years of relevant technical support experience would be considered in lieu of the educational qualifier.

Desirable to have demonstrated key skills by working with ordnance or weapon systems, backed up with a tangible track record of achievement. (However training will be provided where necessary)

Job involves travel in UK and overseas and periods away from home.

To Apply

If you're ready to apply, fantastic! Click "apply" and if your CV is shortlisted I will be in touch shortly.

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