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Quality Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Quality Engineer

You will provide local Quality expertise to support numerous internal or external stakeholders of within their specific area. Work as part of a cross functional team to deliver improvement through collaboration on projects and programmes. You will ensure that Quality is represented at all stages of programme, project, trial or production. Provide technical guidance and customer support to ensure that deliverables and targets are met.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE plays a crucial role in nuclear defence, providing the warheads for the UK's nuclear deterrent. What we do is unique and so are the people who work here.

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

Salary - £33,000 -c£49,000 per annum

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • ONC/HNC or equivalent in a relative discipline and/or extensive practical experience.
  • Good working knowledge of Quality Management Systems and related standards (e.g. Health & Safety, Environment, Security).
  • Good inter-personal/negotiation/communication skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good understanding of configuration and change management techniques.
  • Understanding of improvement techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, RLI, etc.
  • Influencing and engaging with management.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain management systems, processes, procedures and other supporting documentation.
  • Completion of vendor selection monitoring and management processes.
  • Auditing from definition/scheduling through to implementation, reporting and close out.
  • Providing quality resource estimates and budgets.
  • Supports the application and adherence to LC 17 and accreditation to ISO 9001:2015.
  • All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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