Product Development Engineer

Ref No. BHN530636
Salary £34.78/hour
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (12 months)
Job Status Open


Product Development Engineer - Glascoed - 6 Months - £34.78 UMB


Product Development Engineer

The Job

Product Development Engineer
Job Description

As a Product Development Engineer, you will be responsible for technical aspects of your respective programmes covering new product development, evolution of legacy products and supporting the manufacture of in-service products. Projects will cover all phases of a product's lifecycle: concepts, development, testing, qualification, production and in service support. You will work with a team of engineers to deliver a variety of project goals, depending on project size and complexity.

This diverse role will provide you with the opportunity to engage with many different engineering disciplines, as well as gaining a wealth of experience in this area. There will also be opportunities to engage with many other functions within BAE Systems on a wide range of projects.


  • Assisting product development and systems engineering activities for new and legacy products
  • Coordination of product development and related engineering activities
  • Configuration and maintenance of Engineering bills of materials for products
  • Product development and evaluation e.g. Pugh Matrices, Fault Tree Analysis, Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Manufacture, test and evaluation of munitions 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
  • Development and use safe systems of work
  • Development of quality systems
  • Management of stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule
  • Contribution to the Life Cycle Management Process where required
  • Contribution to the Risk Management process
  • Liaise with customers - both internal and external as demanded
  • Working as part of an integrated project team, including regular engagement with project management, procurement (supply chain) and operations
  • Competencies, Skills and Qualifications


  • Minimum HNC in a Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) discipline
  • 5 Years product development experience in the Engineering industry
  • Available for immediate start
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a proven capability in development projects, in particular system integration
  • Proven ability to take ownership, prioritise and deliver product Engineering tasks within development projects to ensure completion within agreed timescales and to required standard
  • Ability to produce high quality technical reports
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and strong IT skills
  • A good understanding of project/risk management and the ability to use associated tools and techniques
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and models


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) discipline
  • Knowledge of munition design and manufacture is an advantage, although not essential as training will be given
  • Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process
  • A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management
  • Awareness of relevant manufacturing technologies and processes
  • Current valid UK Security Clearance to SC level or higher

What we are looking for in you

  • You will be self-motivated, organised and have good planning skills
  • You will show initiative and be able to work under pressure
  • You will be a logical thinker with the ability to analyse problems
  • Your written and verbal communication skills will be excellent
  • You will have strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • You will have the ability to work in a team and work independently where required

Chelsey Cox
manages this role


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