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Engineer - Chemistry

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Engineer - Chemistry

Location: Barrow in Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

● Carry out routine work with no supervision and complex tasks under minimal supervision

● Working with a team of Chemists on shifts, providing 24/7 Chemistry support

● Access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g., Process Instructions

● Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

● Provide timely analytical service in support of Submarine Test and Commissioning

● Provision of chemical doses for treatment of fluid systems to mitigate corrosion, primarily NSRP and related systems

● Observe health & safety legislation, including COSHH assessments, applicable to working with, handling and disposal of chemicals and radioactive materials

● Ability to count primary coolant samples via gamma spectroscopy and tritium liquid scintillation in relation to environmental discharges

● Carry out sampling and analysis on-board submarine as appropriate

Your skills and experiences:


● HNC, degree of equivalent qualification(s) relevant to the role

● Industry Experience


Completion of a Nuclear Chemistry Course


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 leave incentive.

The Engineer - Chemistry team:

As a Chemist, you will be working in a Chemistry Laboratory, supporting our Submarine Build and Test & Commissioning functions for the Astute and Dreadnought Class platforms. You will be performing analysis on a wide variety of fluids, gases and materials, whilst maintaining nuclear safety and assurance for the Test and Commissioning function. We're looking for a competent Chemist experienced in the application of a broad range of chemical analysis techniques suitable for samples generated from submarines during design, build and commissioning, including radiochemistry, and plant facilities across the Barrow site. Reporting to the Senior Chemist (Team Leader) and working within a shift team providing support 24/7.

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.