Quality Assurance Manager

Ref No. OTH1682
Location Derby, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Are you a quality assurance professional looking for a motivating, challenging and exciting role supporting the UK's Defence programme?


Quality Assurance

The Job

This is an opportunity to join an integrated team of highly skilled professionals, where you will help ensure the platforms, systems and equipment we deliver to the UK military front-line is safe to use and has minimal environmental impact.

The Nuclear Propulsion (NP) Project Team works collaboratively with its industry partner, Rolls-Royce, to support the Naval Reactor Plant throughout its lifecycle, from designing the next generation pressurised water reactor to planning the decommissioning of prototype test facilities. The team supports Operation Relentless and, through its various equipment and infrastructure projects, it meets the front line command's availability requirements.

Please note that, due to security requirements, this post is open to sole UK nationals only.

Responsibilities for SDA Quality Assurance Manager

As Quality Assurance Manager, you will be a forward-thinking individual who is as motivated working within a team as you are independently. You will utilise your experience in manufacturing processes, within in a technical environment, and your expertise in internal quality management and auditing to provide solutions to any technical problems that may arise. You will be involved in a variety of high-profile and technically complex submarine defence programmes, making this role both exciting and challenging.

Within this post, you will be responsible for undertaking the MOD Nuclear Quality Assurance Representative (NQAR) team manager role at Rolls-Royce Submarines and their sub-contractors by performing quality assurance (QA) activities on the nuclear steam raising plant equipment and components for the Trafalgar, Vanguard, Astute and Dreadnought-class submarine platforms, to ensure that:

* It is manufactured, tested and commissioned to meet QA requirements
* All manufacturing is conducted in accordance with authorised documentation
* The QA assurance evidence meets all organisation requirements such as those reflected in operational frameworks, policies, strategies, processes and plans, and that these meet all stakeholder requirements

You will also:

* Provide day-to-day management to the NP-NQAR section in liaison tasks with Rolls-Royce Submarines that support the surveillance planning activities
* Provide in-depth resilience support, through QA assurance activities, via the NQAR team in all areas within Rolls-Royce Submarines , Engage with key stakeholders and influence engineering decision making through the provision of QA advice and guidance, Manage a small team of Quality Engineers and provide expert advice and guidance concerning technical and supplier risk

We are keen to support you in achieving practitioner status as a quality professional, and continuing your professional development within the sector. Through an in-depth and structured learning programme, you will be supported in achieving a MoD Practitioner Licence and Practitioner status with the Chartered Quality Institute.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* You will have breadth of industry/manufacturing and QA experience, gained from involvement with multiple projects, including supply chain engagement
* You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC) in a relevant Engineering subject or will demonstrate equivalent experience
* You will be either a Chartered Quality Professional (CQP), Quality Practitioner or will demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* You will have experience of managing a team

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Quality Leadership - practitioner
* Acquisition Governance - practitioner
* Communicating and influencing
* Changing and improving

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more. Find out more about SDA by clicking here.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within the SDA - and it's one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within the SDA and our industry partners and professional bodies.

Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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