Senior Quality Engineer

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
17 Dec 2018
16 Jan 2019
Natalie Humphrey
Job Type

Senior Quality Engineer

We have an opportunity to work as a Senior Quality Engineer based in Portsmouth Navy Base, the home of the Royal Navy.

The successful candidate will act as primary focal point in Warship Support for providing assurance of the integrity of the product and service deliverables.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Provide quality planning support to projects through bid and mobilisation

Deliver Technical Assurance to the Warship Support delivery providing confidence that products and services conform to the approved data and have been produced IAW processes approved for use by the business stream.

Provide full and effective support, in assigned areas of Quality activity, to the business and projects i.e. audits, process management, coaching & training.

Provision of causal analysis of non-conformances, verification of corrective actions and provide recommendations for improvement and appropriate inclusion of LfE.

Use your knowledge and experience to support investigations

Facilitate and liaise with key stakeholders and process owners in non-conformance resolution and corrective actions.

Support ISO9001 certification activity

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree Qualified in an appropriate technical discipline or equivalent experience

Be a quality professional, at least Lead Auditor status or equivalent experience

Have a fully developed working knowledge of Quality Control; control charts, route cards, SPC, Certificates of Conformity, concessions and waivers, factory/site acceptance, First Article, etc.

Experience of coordinating and influencing large teams

Business Change experience/knowledge

Have a fully developed working knowledge of marine and defence standards and ships classification desirable

Have knowledge of and experience of product safety and integrity advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

Ability to contribute to and articulate a business stream strategy and objectives

Have fully developed facilitation skills and the ability to lead groups

Motivates and focuses people & teams across boundaries

Ability to articulate and express ideas in written reports and presentations

Able to build / improve effective and productive Supplier and Customer relationships

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Grade: FSL 5

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 flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.

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