Quality Engineer


Our client, a leading major defence contractor are recruiting for a Quality Engineer to join the major projects located in Warrington

The Quality Engineer is responsible for:

  • Maintaining, managing and improving the Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of BS-EN-ISO-9001 and other quality management standards and specifications as required.
  • Ensure additional customer requirements are interpreted and implemented in line with best practice.
  • Provide a focal point for internal and external matters relating to Quality, Compliance and Certification.
  • Oversee the generation and maintenance of company procedures and records ensuring compliance with the latest customer, industry and national standards/specifications.
  • Drive initiatives through effective metrics and performance measures collected from the operations which support a culture of continuous improvement at all levels using relevant quality problem solving techniques such as Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen, 5s, etc.
  • Handle customer complaints and ensure effective corrective, correction and preventative actions are taken.
  • Undertake internal and external quality audits and monitor close out activities through a corrective, correction and preventative action programme.
  • Raise monitor and proactively close out Non-Conformances within the project and the supply chain.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • To determine the inspection, test and compliance regime to be applied to a project by reference to the project specifications and associated documents.
  • To resolve with the client any anomalies contained within the project documentation.
  • To compile and approve project quality plans/inspection and test plans for the execution of a project, liaising with the client to gain their input and approval.
  • Support the Supply Chain in the evaluation of key suppliers ensuring compliance with company requirements.
  • To oversee the generation and collation of company and supplier quality documentation, resolving any issues arising through to client acceptance.
  • To investigate, resolve and implement corrective/preventative actions relating to quality issues.
  • Continually improve the quality of products and services offered by the company.


  • Knowledge of quality standards and industry specifications for all phases of construction.
  • Ability to develop client and supplier relationships ensuring compliance with relevant standards, specifications and instructions.
  • Ability to develop the company Quality Management System ensuring compliance with the latest National and European standards.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Nuclear Quality requirements for Lifetime Records and delivery of goods.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Proven and relevant quality engineering experience with good communication skills, including excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Analyse problems, detect root causes and resolve issues effectively using latest quality improvement tools and techniques.
  • Excellent time management, planning, organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Position may require travel
  • Ideally, be Security Cleared (SC) or have no issue in obtaining SC

Market related remuneration on offer

Due to current workload if you have not had a response within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.