2 days/week at home

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Job Description

Job title: Senior Quality Engineer

Location: Radway Green

Salary: £53,928

What you’ll be doing:

  • Line management responsibility for Quality Team direct reports
  • Support resolution of quality issues, the internal audit process, and external audits
  • Provide subject matter expertise with regards to quality standards and QMS
  • Plan the operations Internal Audit schedule, allocate resource, and monitor progress to plan.
  • Co-ordinate the collection, monitoring, and analysis of reject, rework, and RFT data across product streams, to provide insight in to operational performance (for shop floor teams and management).
  • Oversee the creation and appropriate completion of quality records and shop floor quality records (e.g. ‘SMDCP’ documents), ‘First Off’ approvals, and Certificates of Conformity.
  • Oversee the appropriate use of the non-conformance management systems (CAR, Q1, Q2, Q3, 8D)

Your skills and experiences:


  • Qualification in an engineering discipline or time served in an engineering discipline. Engineering, Maths or Science degree or equivalent
  • Proven experience within quality management in a manufacturing environment preferably of a similarly highly controlled nature (aerospace, automotive, nuclear, medical devices, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively co-ordinate data collection whenever necessary to inform business decision
  • Demonstrable experience in Continuous Improvement
  • Excellent numeracy and mechanical systems comprehension


  • Experience of leading a team
  • ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Certification


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 Quality Engineering Team:

You will be involved in a long-term contract with the MOD with opportunities for development and you will have significant input into important projects. You will lead a small team of engineers who will support in the manufacturing function and will drive continuous improvement.

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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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