Chief Scientist - Somerset West - Western Cape

Location: CapeTown, South Africa
Salary: Market Related
Recruiter: Paqueta Personnel
Job Ref: Chief Scientist
Summary: Awesome opportunity for a Chief Scientist in the Ammunition Industry.



Job Description

My client, a leading and well know company requires a competent and experienced Chief Scientist to lead a technical group in External Ballistics and Fire Control Systems. This position is in the Product Development Division and reports to the Executive Manager - Ammunition Engineering.


Responsible for interface with artillery fire control systems, which includes client liaison and attendance of dynamic tests at firing ranges.



· Leads the technical group responsible for external ballistics.

· Client liaison regarding ballistic software interfaces with in-service artillery fire control systems.

· Maintenance and updating of ballistic base line files for the ammunition.

· Maintenance and updating external ballistic software that is required to do fire predictions and software implementation in client weapons.

· Failure investigations on ammunition, which might be related to external ballistics. (Artillery, mortars, 40mm and 76mm).

· Attendance of dynamic tests at Alkantpan and other test ranges to do fire predictions and ballistic support.

· Ballistic support to marketers and project managers.



· MSc or PhD in Applied Mathematics/Physics

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of artillery fire control systems.

· Experience in ballistic support on test ranges/facilities

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in external ballistic modelling (3DOF, 5DOF, 6DOF)

· Strong computer and coding skills.

· Good communication skills.

· Highly organized and self-motivated.

SA Citizens only

Must be Criminal Clear

Must reside in the Greater Cape Town area or be willing to relocate/


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