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Principal Quality Engineer

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, UK
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26 Sep 2020

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Principal Quality Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Quality Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As a Principal Quality Engineer, you will be supporting the Operations function to ensure work packages are completed right first time with zero defects.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work within Quality working on enabling the Submarine programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Quality Engineer will involve:

Supporting operations during product verifications and pack walks with the aim of preventing notifications through on the job coaching

Completing regular process confirmations of key manufacturing process risks to ensure build is produced right first time

Where process issues are found, supporting and leading corrective action investigations to identify root cause of issue and prevent issue reoccurrence

Completing good to go checks - ensuring sufficient quality planning in place for major milestones

Surveillance of tooling, calibration, consumables etc ensuring correct equipment is being used during construction and test

Ensuring Workmanship Standards, scope sheets and drawings contain correct level of information to complete job and can be easily applied by operations

Supporting 5S Conditions Management on Boats, in lay down areas and workshops

Supporting the closure and resolution of open notifications to ensure they are either closed in 28 days or key evented

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Quality Engineer:


Working knowledge of quality tools and techniques

Proven history of driving change

Experience of lean practices, problem solving and improvement activities


Lead Auditor

Inspection experience

Test and Commissioning experience

Nuclear standards experience

Experience of lean practices, problem solving and improvement activities

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and Stakeholder management experience. You will be proactive, articulate, dynamic and always looking for a credible and feasible solution to problems.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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