Materials Research Engineer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £30 - £45 per hour
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Bradley Lamb

Materials Research Engineer


Rate: £30-45 P/H

Duration:12 Months

Materials Research Engineer needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire for a 12 month. They're looking to employ an experienced Materials Research Engineer from an engineering background who understands the impact on the materials compounds.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Materials Research Engineer will include:

  • Supporting the development of prototype materials, technologies, products and processes to ensure product concepts and solutions meet required quality and technical requirements.
  • Providing advice and recommendations on testing, selection and application.
  • Leading small-scale research tasks, resourcing the support needed to deliver, while ensuring the cost and schedule achievement of the task.
  • Building and maintaining technology, materials and modelling databases and specifications to support the Engineering community.
  • Creating and testing prototype designs and demonstrators.
  • Conducting Trade studies and technology reviews.
  • Conducting tests and trials.
  • Producing technical documentation to support all activities, from trials specifications to detailed trials reporting.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders, including Programme, Customer (both UK and US) and any external suppliers to ensure results are delivered to the highest standards.
  • Working within and promoting the use of the Product Development Processes (PDP), which provides the guidance, instructions and controls need to deliver a high-end product.
  • Use of Microsoft Office and some bespoke software tools associated with materials trials analysis.

What you need to be the successful Materials Research Engineer:

In order to be the successful Materials Research Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Research and development background using novel technologies
  • Conducted Trade Studies
  • Trials and test experience
  • Writing technical documents
  • Whole lifecycle systems engineering on complex systems
  • Conducted Operational analysis and Mission effectiveness studies
  • Use of Rhapsody/DOORS for requirements management
  • Experience of Matlab & Simulink
  • Presentation skills

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Materials Research Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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