Charge Design Engineer

BAE Systems

Glascoed, Wales

Charge Design Engineer


£40,049 per annum depending on skills and experience

Posted by on August 10, 2023.


We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing, developing, testing, and evaluating activities of new and legacy propelling charges
  • Conducting and managing trials in a safe and suitable manner, from trials planning stage to completion of the trial and presentation of the data
  • Developing and using safe systems of working for engineering tasks
  • Interfacing with suppliers, both internal and external, and ensuring that development activities are completed to time and schedule 
  • Supporting senior design engineers for maintenance of design review records
  • Contributing to the risk management process and understanding and using Land UK quality systems

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 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 conducting of evaluation trials
  • A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design A working knowledge of the chemistry of propellants and their ingredients


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Charge Design team:

As a Design Engineer you will be operating as part of a multi-disciplined propelling charge development team that is involved in the development, design, and manufacture of charges for several new munitions products and maintaining the performance of legacy products.

At Glascoed there are exciting new manufacturing and development projects being invested in which involve the growth of new systems, this role could be your chance to get involved in these. Being part of this team also gives you the opportunity to travel to testing sites regularly, so you get to see the charges in action.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 24th August 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
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