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Quality Assurance Engineer
We are looking for Quality Assurance Engineers to work for a major defence organisation based at various sites across the UK.
We are seeking individuals with a broad engineering background and preferably Quality Assurance experience to join the DE&S Engineering Quality Assurance Field Force at a number of sites across the UK, in addition there are project based roles at Bristol, Barrow-in-Furness and Ashchurch / Donnington.
For all Field Force Roles: As a DE&S engineer you will provide engineering and Quality Assurance expert advice and guidance to support our acquisition and engineering managers.
The roles available are extremely varied and involve working within small teams in the Field Force based at or near Defence supplier sites.
You will have an unrivalled opportunity to be involved in some of the most interesting and complex engineering projects being undertaken in the UK today. This will require regular interaction with both internal and external parties and advising a wide stakeholder community on all aspects of Quality Assurance including setting strategy, identifying risk and working with suppliers to mitigate the impact of risk to equipment performance.
You will understand the engineering process used in complex acquisitions, have an ability to communicate at all levels with internal and external customers and suppliers as well as be able to influence engineering decision making through provision of QA advice and guidance.
To support this a broad range of engineering experience in a design, manufacturing and maintenance environment would be advantageous. These field based roles will require frequent travel with periods of working in isolation and can be physically demanding. They will involve periods of working at defence suppliers during equipment manufacture and may involve working at heights or in confined spaces.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work with a high degree of autonomy. There will be a requirement for short periods of detached duty in the UK which may involve overnight stays.
Locations include and duties vary at each site:
AWE Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PR
Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8LZD
SDC Donnington, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 8JT
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1AB
Birmingham / West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 9LP
MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH
Gipsy Patch Lane, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7QE
Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8RX
Cheltenham Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8SF
Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX
MOD Manchester, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD
Swiney Way, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5HA
RAF Coningsby, Lincoln, LN4 4SY
RAF Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 3NY
HMNB Devonport, Plymouth PL2 2BG
HMNB Portsmouth, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ
HMNB Rosyth, Castle Road, Rosyth, Dunfermline, KY11 2AX
The salary is between £19,000-£31,000 per annum depending on experience.
These positions are open to sole UK nationals only due to security vetting which is required.
Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.