Senior QA Engineer

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering, Defence

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  • Salary:

    c£55/hr Umbrella

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Senior QA Engineer - Plymouth - Duration 6 months - Rate c£55/hr umbrella.
Key words / skills: QA, Marine, Naval, Defence, Nuclear.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd is working alongside Babcock Naval Marine in order to resource a Senior QA Engineer to work on a long term contract in Plymouth.
As a Senior QA Engineer your duties/responsibilities will include:
The SQAE will report to the Principal Quality Assurance Engineer (PQAE). The SQAE duties will include but are not limited to:

Providing support to Projects at an early stage to define appropriate quality requirements,
To assure Life Time Records (LTRs) provide effective evidence that the design intent of plant, equipment and Infrastructure has been achieved,
Providing advice to Suppliers and Subcontractors on producing the required Life Time Records (LTRs) and undertake reviews to provide assurance that the records meet specified requirements,
Interfacing with and providing advice to Project Management, Engineering and construction Disciplines on project Quality related matters,
Review & provide improvements into Project deliverable documentation,
Reviewing and mark-up Quality related documents such as Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) & Quality Management Plans, and support contractors in their development,
Ensure that all handover documentation is prepared & maintained on an ongoing basis to enable work package completion in a timely manner,
Conducting internal and external audits,
Supporting ongoing efforts to raise the quality and delivery capability of the Suppliers and Subcontractors,
Assisting in the investigation / resolution of problems / issues and improvements,
KPI/Metric development & Maintenance,
Quality representation in weekly Project/Programme meetings when required,
Preparing good written reports for Inspections, audits and submit regular project Quality updates as determined by the project team.


Knowledge / Experience of quality management systems and their requirements (Preferably BS EN ISO 9001),
A strong level of communication & presentation skills (written & verbal),
Self-starter with good priority management skills,
Capable of acting competently, decisively, and quickly on Quality related issues,
Ability to work under pressure & remain focused.

Certified as a Lead Auditor or have significant previous experience in auditing systems, processes, products or suppliers. (Preferably BS EN ISO 9001).
An NVQ Level 4 or recognised professional status or significant experience in relevant engineering discipline with NVQ Level 3 in an engineering discipline.
Experience of Quality Planning for products or projects relative to the full Project or Product Lifecycle (APQP / PPAP),
A recognised professional qualification in Quality Management or equivalent experience of working as part of or leading a quality management team,
Nuclear sector experience preferred,
Experience delivering quality on infrastructure contracts.

You will be an experienced Senior QA Engineer.
Nuclear exp advantageous.
HND / Degree.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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