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Senior Quality Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
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Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Senior Quality Manager

Location - Reading/Basingstoke Area.

Salary - Starting from £55,440 - depending on skills and experience.

Closing date - 29th February 2024.

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.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the planning and delivery of scheduled quality workload, through pro-active engagement within the Tech Centre in which they are embedded.
  • Preparation and review of technical, commercial or scientific deliverables, internal and external, in relevant areas of Quality.
  • Experience of New Product Introduction (NPI) and the implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP ) would be advantageous.
  • Provide strategic leadership to enhance quality skills, knowledge, and capabilities necessary to support both current and future work of the Tech Centre.
  • Act as the Quality SME for cross functional team activities within their relevant Tech Centre.
  • Provision of technical review and guidance to support customers, stakeholders and the company, internally and externally.
  • All - maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.
  • Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate extensive subject matter expertise in the fields pertinent to their role within the Quality sub-function.
  • Provide leadership on the delivery of technical assessments, through the development of assessment methodologies and enhancing capability development.
  • Identify gaps using analysis tools, and construct process improvement, and programme recovery plans.
  • Develop and deploy Quality metrics to measure, develop and enhance Quality performance. Support the continuous development of their staff and themselves.
  • Engagement with relevant stakeholders across AWE, UK industry and develop strong working relationships in support of current and future Quality requirements.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.



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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