Senior Materials Engineer

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: Discussed on application
Location: Gillingham, Kent
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911166
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Just Recruitment is recruiting for a Senior Materials Engineer on behalf of a company based in Gillingham, Kent.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Support and guide product engineering and associated functions with expertise in material science, such as: failure analysis, wear, coatings, heat treatment and deposits and corrosion.
  • Develop specific expertise and experience in the field of material science and/or tribology.
  • Define, prioritise and perform and/or oversee test activities, analysis and measurement as required to meet core team and project objectives, (cost, quality and timing).
  • Prepare reports, presentations and technical documentation with a clear analysis and summary for decision making for internal and customer use.
  • Carry out calibration and basic fault diagnosis within the limits of training on equipment used including liaising with suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Develop strong technical relationships with product or manufacturing engineering teams, customers and key suppliers and escalate risks and issues to core team members and management in a timely manner.
  • Apply defined engineering standards procedures and methodologies to execute project activities.
  • Write work instructions, materials specifications and test methods using company standard forms or on-site developed processes.
  • Support supplier technical audits and approve/develop materials/processes with suppliers, when required.
  • To liaise with suppliers/manufacturing plant for sample orders.
  • Ensuring safe working in the laboratory environment.
  • Develop, support and follow local and corporate procedures such as compliance with IAFT.
  • Coach and train engineers and junior staff members.



  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge of materials engineering e.g. Non-metallic materials, Materials processing, Heat treatment, Chemistry, Failure Analysis, Materials Development and Tribology.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and take initiative in improving established processes.
  • Experience in safe working in an engineering laboratory.


  • 3+ years of work experience in a relevant engineering environment.
  • Awareness of simulation techniques and statistical methods.

Qualifications/Educational required/Experience:


  • MEng Engineering in a related subject.
  • MSc Engineering in a related subject.


PhD in a related discipline.

Contact Tracey Bates to talk about this role on 01376 517079