Job Description


Would you like to play a key role in supporting the build and Test and Commissioning functions? We currently have a vacancy for a Chemist at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Chemist, you will be based in the Chemistry Lab supporting the build and Test and Commissioning functions. Performing Chemical Analysis on a wide variety of fluids, gases and materials. Safety and Assurance for the Test and Commissioning function.

This role will provide you with working on the most advanced engineering challenge currently in build in the UK, will give you the opportunity to work on a large variety of different tasks - lab work is involved but there is much more to the role than just this.

Your main responsibilities as a Chemist will involve:

To carry out routine work with no supervision and complex tasks under minimal supervision (collect water samples, PH/conductivity tests, ion chromatography etc.) (ESM work, testing of materials etc.)

Provide timely analytical service in support of submarine Test and Commissioning

Provision and recommendation of chemical doses for treatment of fluid systems, to mitigate corrosion

Carry out sampling and analysis of water samples on primary and secondary systems on-board submarines as appropriate

Carry out sampling around the site in support of environmental commitments

Use of Company Computer Systems Software as appropriate

There will be a need for radioactive re-assurance counting

Observe Health & Safety legislation applicable to working with and handling chemicals and radioactive materials

To be able to 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

Your skills and qualifications as a Chemist:

Candidates must be degree qualified in Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Forensic Science or have HND/HNC with significant relevant experience.

Experience of a laboratory environment and good practical chemistry skills

Understanding of COSHH and its application

Nuclear experience would be beneficial, but awareness training will be provided

Brown Stain Assessor course would be beneficial, but training will be provided

Experience working in an industrial environment

What we're looking for in you:

Ideally someone who is a qualified and experienced Chemist. You must be a team player and someone who is interested in developing in the industrial/ engineering sector. You will be analytical, sharp, inquisitive mind and genuine interest in Science.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.