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Product Development Engineer

  • Location: Usk
  • Salary: Up to £37.57 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
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  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 01 January 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81399_1700478083


Location: Glascoed (Hybrid)

Duration: 12 Month Contract Initially

Rate: £37.57 per hour umbrella


As a Product Development Engineer, you will have responsibility for the coordination of activities undertaken by specialist engineers as well as carrying out the project-specific activities defined by project plans/ tasks to develop defence products.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to work with the design of defence products, as well as the chance to witness the product trials. You will have a broad scope of work with good variation of day-to-day activities and involvement across the whole product lifecycle. There are a number of different routes available for future career progression, with the provision of training tailored towards your individual aspirations.

Key Deliverables:

  • Assisting product design and system engineering activities for new and legacy products.
  • The configuration and maintenance of engineering Bills of Materials (BOM) for products.
  • Facilitating product design and evaluation/ down selection e.g. Pugh Matrices, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
  • Process design, definition and critical evaluation e.g. Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Process Control Plans (PCP).
  • Coordination of theoretical simulations e.g. (thermal, structural, fluids and aerodynamics)
  • The management of suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule.
  • Lifecycle management (contributing towards design reviews) from concept to disposal.
  • Contribution to the Risk Management process.
  • Working as part of an integrated project team, including regular engagement with project management, procurement (supply chain) and operations.

Key Skills / Experience:


  • Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent qualification or experience within mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrable mechanical engineering experience.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and models.
  • Capability/ experience of producing high-quality technical reports.


  • A working knowledge of systems engineering and engineering design.
  • Working knowledge of risk management.
  • Knowledge of design and manufacture of defence products.
  • Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process.