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Quality Manager (Tooling Quality ATC)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
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Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Quality Manager (Tooling Quality)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £41,840 - £55,000 (depending on suitability to the role)

Closing date - 4th March 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

Successful Candidates will report to the Senior Quality Manager, and be responsible for Managing and Leading the Tooling Quality Team/s. Duties will include:

  • Planning and managing Quality resource within the area they represent.
  • Provide specialist expertise in the application and deployment of Quality tools and metrics within their represented area.
  • Provision of technical review and guidance.
  • Training and development requirements of the team.
  • Leading subject matter expertise in the fields pertinent to their role within Quality.
  • Lead and develop a technical multi-functional team to resolve problems when required by the area they represent.
  • Maintenance and enhancement of staff and own skills, knowledge, and capabilities necessary to support both current and future work programmes. Identify training to promote continuous improvement and enhancement of capability.
  • Plan and deliver technical assessments using appropriate methodologies and contributing to capability development.
  • Ensure that Quality is delivered through AWE behaviours and that a right first time every time culture is sustained.
  • Lead a team in all Quality related activities and ensure staff are adequately trained and practised in the task.
  • Promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality and be a great team player.
  • Attend design/technical/task/defect reviews, and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented.
  • Responsible for inspection & calibration reporting.
  • Engagement with relevant stakeholders across AWE, the UK and our international partners.

The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Qualification in a relevant subject and/or a suitable vocational qualification (HNC or higher/equivalent). Experience in a quality-related role.
  • A proven track record of influencing and engaging at all levels.
  • A Data Driven approach.
  • Quality management systems, processes, procedures, and other supporting documentation.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to lead, monitor, supervise and mentor a group of employees to achieve goals that contribute to the growth of the organisation.
  • Examples of motivational behaviours that inspire teams by creating an environment that promotes positive communication, encourages bonding of team members, and demonstrates flexibility.
  • Proven Leadership experience of a team working in a Quality Environment.
  • Able to structure and measure achievable team targets, and provision of coaching, training, and support.
  • Experience in manufacturing, assembly, and/or engineering environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • A good understanding of metrology.
  • Computer literate - with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015).
  • Abe to lead on problem-solving, developing systems, and improving business performance.
  • Ability to promote team working culture and the effectiveness of teams.
  • Demonstrate Leadership qualities to drive improvements within a team.
  • Continuous Improvement & Operational Excellence experience beneficial.



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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