Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join a Defence company in Bristol. The successful candidate will join the Marine & Technology division of the company and be offered a competitive salary and benefits.

Job Description

Typical tasks and responsibilities include:

* Review of contract Quality Requirements at or prior to contract award.
* Communication of the project quality requirements to the project team, and educating the project team in the impact of the requirements.
* Creation of the required Project Quality documentation, Quality Plans, Inspection Plans etc.
* Review and approval of Quality related documents both internally and from the supply chain as required e.g. configuration management plans, supplier quality plans etc.
* Provide assistance in the generation of Project Plans and Documentation, e.g. Project Management Plans and Specifications.
* Undertake assurance activities including regular review to ensure that the requirements of the contract continue to be met.
* Assist Project Teams as nominated Quality representative with regards quality related matters and queries, including being the point of contact for customer quality assurance.
* Support the maintenance of controlled records and secure databases.
* Manage the Master Record Index for contractual documentation.
* Assist in process investigations and issues arising to reach a conclusion that may result in corrective and preventative action.
* Management and sign off of non-conformities, deviations and concessions. This is internal, supplier and customer facing.
* Undertake the customer facing role in all Quality matters relating to the project(s) , including being the point of contact for customer (and government) quality assurance activities.
* Ensure the appropriate QA requirements are flowed down to the supply chain.
* Support the supply chain team in the selection of suppliers that are capable of achieving the quality requirements of the contracts.
* Assist/Lead supplier development activities within the supply chain.
* Communication of project related Quality requirements throughout the Quality team as required.

Required Skills and Experience / Qualifications


* ONC, HNC, NVQ Level 3 qualification and in Quality Engineering in a manufacturing or distribution based environment.
* ISO9001 Lead Auditor trained.

Skills and Experience:

* A background in a highly regulated industry and be familiar with the quality levels and disciplines required. Defence or aerospace background desirable.
* Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems (1809001, AQAP, AS9100, etc).
* Proficient in the use of MS Office applications.
* Good working knowledge of quality tools and problem solving techniques e.g. (pareto, FMEA, 5 why's, 8D, etc).
* Good time management skills.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Rosy Hill


The range of roles I help recruit for is as wide as it is varied. In the (ARM Corporate Services) Engineering Division, I support a range of high profile global companies within the defence, satellite and telecommunications industries, which means an ongoing, steep, learning curve.