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Senior Quality Engineer

Ref no. BHN551945
Location North East England, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 9 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

An exciting contract position Outside IR35 for a Senior Quality Engineer. Proven APQP for Engineering Manufacturing & Production. knowledge of TS16949 and ISO 26262, QMS, EMS. Automotive Electrification experience.

Key skills required for this role

Quality Engineer, Automotive, APQP, QMS, EMS, Manufacturing, Electrification, Motor Systems


Quality Engineer, Automotive, APQP, QMS, EMS, Manufacturing, Electrification, Motor Systems

Job description

This role is OUTSIDE IR35

3 days pw on site in North East UK

Senior Quality Engineer

Job Profile: Contractor

There is a massive change happening across Transportation. Companies are working furiously to develop new electrified platforms to meet the demands of their customers and do their part to reduce carbon emissions. Our Electrification solutions help ease the customer journey and accelerate their transition. The faster they can transform, the better it is for our planet.

A Manufacturing Manager primary responsibility will be to manage production to achieve the Companies quality, cost, delivery, people and safety targets. The role is based at our site in Cramlington and reports into the Plant Director.

Job Role

In this role the Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Improve performance throughout the business and supply chain by implementing world class and best practise techniques.
  • Ensure international standards and regulatory compliance such as TS16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO26262, SOX, Conflict Minerals etc throughout the supply chain.
  • Address customer requests including APQP issues and complaints from pre-production, production and in-life phases efficiently and effectively to maintain and improve customer relationships.
  • Maintain and develop QMS and EMS to provide appropriate information, measurement, review and continual improvement.
  • Carry out regular analysis of the quality performance of company products and monitor/support audit sub-contract process engineers and propose changes to enhance the final quality of the service provided.
  • Represent the Quality function in all types of CFT's ensuring relevant actions are relayed as appropriate and completed effectively.
  • Identify business process development opportunities, plan, co-ordinate and drive the necessary activities to achieve the desired improvements.
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner in all dealings throughout the entire supply chain and with external contracts, Deputise for V|PQ as appropriate.

Agree to take an active part in SHEF (Safety, Health, Environment and Fire) and adhere to the relevant policies and procedures.

Experience and Skills

We're looking for candidates with the following experience and skills:

  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience dealing with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • External and internal auditing experience
  • Project Management
  • Statistical quality management
  • Computer literate (excel, Word wizard)
  • SME constraints
  • Experience and understanding of ISO certificate, auditing requirements

It would also be great (but not essential) if in addition to the above you also had:

  • Previous experience in automotive


A recognised qualification is required to demonstrate proficiency in key skills: English Literature, English Language, Maths and ICT

A level 3 qualification or equivalent in leadership management with a body such as CMI, ILM is desirable

Relevant experience could also be considered


The ideal candidate will have the following personal qualities:

  • Structured individual with ability to interact and communicate at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications and relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good commercial awareness and proactive problem-solving skills to ensure business needs are understood and agreed solutions are delivered.
  • This is a very hands-on position - we expect a person with a 'roll up your sleeves' attitude.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise work accordingly and meet tight deadlines
  • Pro-active taking ownership of tasks given and follow through to completion with attention to detail
  • Must be able to work alone with minimum guidance, but also be able to operate effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to mentor and train effectively, supporting development through hands-on or practical experience.
  • Must display strong leadership skills and be able to engage and drive a positive high-performance culture
  • Must have an agile approach to work
  • Tackle problems with creativity and innovation
  • Hungry for success, self-motivated, results-driven, and ambitious

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