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Quality Leader

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Engineer, Senior & Chartered Engineer
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Quality Leader

Would you like to play a key role supplying Submarines to the UK Government? We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Leader at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to implement creative solutions for assurance and continual improvement and become part of a passionate leadership team, seeking to drive quality and develop potential of others in the workplace.

Your main responsibilities as a Quality Leader will involve:

Ensuring compliant arrangements for Internal Audit management and corrective action management / Assurance (ISO 9001:2015)

Maintaining and further developing a competent auditor capability

Developing and maintaining a 'relevant' business audit

Managing, and continually improving, performance of audit processes

Ensuring high quality audit outputs

Ensuring audit findings are managed in accordance with corrective action and root cause analysis processes to prevent re-occurrence of issues

Coordinating Third Party surveillance and certification visits and resulting findings

Leading and developing direct reports effectively

Your skills and qualifications:


ISO 9001 lead auditor qualified

Knowledge of relevant standards

Experience in an audit governance role

Experience in corrective action management / root cause analysis

Leadership skills (e.g. development of others)


Experience in audit governance role

Leadership skills - 'people first mind set'

Experience with working with 3rd party certification bodies

Process management

Experience in delivering training and support

What we're looking for in you:

Experienced in quality governance you are a proactive individual with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. This will allow you to engage and influence others through your collaboration and strong leadership skills to ensure appropriate assurance of the business.

Furthermore, you are creative and a strong people leader who thrives on the development of others

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Grade: 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.

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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