Materials Engineer

Job Title: Materials Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1810-2_1545042227
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 10:23

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Materials Engineer for our client within the Defence industry.

This is a contract role for an estimated 6 months, to be based at our clients offices in Stevenage.

The Materials Engineer within will work on space flight hardware in Stevenage, within the Materials Department. Current projects include E3000, Solar Orbiter, ExoMars Rover, Biomass and Eurostar Neo.

The successful candidate will provide technical solutions to materials related issues which arise during the design, manufacture and test of flight hardware and the team mission of assuring correct materials qualification for mission specific requirements.

Using Materials Engineering knowledge and experience (properties and applications of a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials for use in a space environment (radiation, thermal, vacuum) to support both Design and Manufacturing teams, plus identification of new materials and processes for future applications.

Working within a team of specialists or individually, interfacing with people at all levels - Shop Floor & Project Teams through to Management and Customers.

* Providing Materials and Processes (M&P) support to Project & Equipment Procurement
* Support other Materials Engineers, Graduates and Apprentices
* Critique qualification, test plans and data analysis of data and approve test reports
* M&P support to R&D activities
* Propose and implement activities which will contribute to the M&P improvement plan
* Authorise changes to Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) documents
* Take part in Materials and Process Review Boards (MPCB) + Material Review Boards (MRBs)
* Advise on obsolescence and REACH issues
* Take part in reviews at all stages of product design, development and manufacture


Skills/Experience Required
* 5+ years of relevant industrial experience
* Customer facing and results orientated work experience
* Able to analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations
* Facilitation skills for leading problem solving and risk analysis
* Excellent communications, leadership and interpersonal skills

Education & Training
* Material Science or related Science Degree


* Occasional ad hoc UK and European travel will be part of the role

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.