We are looking for a Materials Engineer to join our team

How do you feel on a Monday morning? Energised and ready to make a difference? Keen to work with a friendly and motivated team? Want to feel valued and rewarded for your hard work and dedication? If you like the sound of this then please read on...


Insensys (Intelligent Sensing Systems) is a privately owned global leading supplier of fibre optic measurement systems. We supply strain measurement systems to many leading Wind Turbine manufacturers, as well as customising core technology for applications in Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Marine and other markets. Insensys is based in Fareham, employing approximately 50 people. We design and manufacture on site, and deliver systems to our customers in Europe, Asia and the US. Our company has grown rapidly in the past 18 months and continues to expand in all areas. We are passionate about what we do, and we pride ourselves on creating a positive environment for our employees to work.


Core Values

At Insensys you will never be a number; everyone is a valued member of our team. Our business is led by a Senior Leadership Team who are committed to our values of respect, nurture, innovation and being agile. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees in a safe working environment. We support an environment of mutual trust and confidence with fair pay and benefits, along with, wherever possible, an opportunity for self-improvement and advancement. We are committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages employees to treat one another fairly and with dignity and respect.  We continuously strive to be a great employer and are looking for people join our team who will support our values.


Summary of the Materials Engineer Role:

  • Provide materials expertise to new product development projects
  • Innovative approach, working closely with colleagues to understand requirements
  • Inquisitive mind, looking for solutions to complex issues
  • Drive product development projects, organising experiments, trials, testing and collating data.
  • Support new product roadmap implementation.
  • Support the completion of all project documentation.
  • Apply a strong understanding of materials analytical techniques to development projects.
  • Develop new materials opportunities through liaison with key suppliers and procurement.
  • Be able to familiarise oneself with literature research in a specific field of interest and with the appropriate class of materials build product concepts.
  • Be able to identify new materials development concepts and translate these into commercial opportunities/patent applications.
  • Deliver technical reviews and updates to all stakeholders on progress and future activities.

Full time Permanent contract, 40 hour a week

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree or higher in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science
  • Practical experience of new product development and innovation.
  • Practical experience of literature searches in technology areas.
  • Experience of materials test procedures.
  • Extensive computer literacy, knowledge of experimental design.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Experienced in technical report writing.
  • Focus on time to market and product cost.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and across business units.
  • Strong organisational skills.

How we like to work

  • Opportunities to learn and share skills between colleagues from all engineering disciplines are actively encouraged
  • Relevant external training and the undertaking of continuing professional development activities are frequently supported by the company
  • Chartership and membership of professional bodies encouraged and supported
  • Everyone is expected to adhere and contribute to health, safety and quality systems
  • Competitive salary dependant on experience


  • ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Self-motivated and ability to liaise with others to get the job done
  • Passionate about your chosen subject area
  • Team player
  • Adaptability
  • Honest and high integrity
  • Professional attitude


  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme (up to 3 days)
  • Private medical cover
  • Enhanced Workplace pension
  • Life Assurance (4 times annual salary)
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Free onsite parking and refreshments


Health & Safety responsibilities

All Employees are responsible for:

Ensuring a solid understanding of, and compliance with, the documented controls and processes, including all QHSE Procedures, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments, developed to reduce the likelihood of harm to people, property and the environment to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. Actively contribute to the progressive improvement of all documented controls and processes, including the QHSE Procedures, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments, developed to reduce the likelihood of harm to people, property and the environment to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. Take personal and legal responsibility for your own Health and Safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do. Actively intervene in any unsafe act or condition that may be identified. Co-operate with the Management Team so far as is necessary to ensure that the requirements defined by the Integrated QHSE Management System are performed or complied with. Ensuring that any PPE issued or made available for use is used, maintained correctly and any loss or damage is minimised. Immediately reporting any unsafe or potentially unsafe acts or conditions to your Supervisor or any member of the Management Team.

Make sure you are aware of and understand these requirements, and also those of your colleagues and your managers.

If you would be interested in working with us, please send your CV to the Recruitment@insensys.com email address.