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Quality Engineer - Capital Projects

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
Closing date
18 May 2022

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Role - Quality Engineer

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £33,850 - £50,800 per annum (dependent on experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

You will be required to support the extensive capital build programme as a Quality representative in a diverse project portfolio throughout the project lifecycle, working collaboratively within Delivery Teams. Encouraging a positive quality culture from inception to handover, internally and through the supply chain.

Key accountabilities of this position include:

  • Represent Quality at key stakeholder meetings including design and technical reviews.
  • Assisting in the creation, maintenance, and review of Quality Plans.
  • Conducting internal project audits.
  • Supporting workshops to promote performance improvement.
  • Providing data to key metrics and KPIs to the Quality function.
  • Attending supplier surveillance & Quality Control, e.g., product realisation through ITPs and FAT/SAT activities.
  • Management of non-conformances, driving successful closure and identification of lessons learnt.
  • Review of Lifetime Quality Records.

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills/experience:

  • Relevant ONC/OND or equivalent qualification and/or experience.
  • Membership of a recognized related professional body, or working towards i.e., PCQI.
  • ISO9001 internal Auditor trained and relevant audit experience.
  • Working knowledge of national and international quality standards, i.e., ISO9001.
  • Identifying opportunities for process and cost efficiencies/improvements.
  • Ability to influence and engage with key stakeholders.

The following skills and experience are desirable:

  • Experience of working in a project quality environment; including engineering disciplines / construction / PP&E.
  • Technical knowledge of the configuration and certification requirements for high integrity structures, systems and components.
  • Awareness of lean and six sigma techniques and/or other related problem solving and improvement tools.
  • Working in a regulated industry, e.g., aerospace, nuclear etc.
  • Operating within an NEC framework for project delivery.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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