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BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Quality Leader – Special Processes (Software)

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job Title: Quality Lead – Special Processes (Software)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness (with UK wide travel). We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading, coaching and enhancing the capability of team members, including direct reporting as required
  • Taking responsibility for the establishment, maintenance and execution of 1 or more special process domains, including: Process confirmation activities both internally and externally, representing BAE at internal special process forums, collaborating with other special process SMEs both internally and externally to achieve set goals
  • Drives the business zero defects and Cost of Non-Quality initiatives
  • Ensuring that high quality records are produced as an output of the production processes and inspections

Your skills and experiences:


  • HND/ equivalent qualification or experience within Engineering/Manufacturing
  • Understanding of Software: AQAP 2210, Ticket, Ticket +, CMMI
  • A good working knowledge of Lean manufacturing/Six Sigma/ First Article Inspection Reporting (FAIR)
  • Previous experience leading and managing others
  • Previous experience within a Supplier Assurance Quality role


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Special Processes team:

As a member of the Special Processes team, you will collaborate closely with stakeholders, including vendors, suppliers, SQA sections, the projects team, the supply chain, and engineering. You will be required to use a company car frequently, with opportunities for overtime and additional training or qualifications such as PCN, NACE, ICORR, and others. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 19th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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