Lead Quality Engineer - Governance %26 Assurance

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Lead Quality Engineer – Governance and Assurance

Location: Barrow in Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as a full contributory member of the quality team and support the development of the others within specialist area
  • Undertaking specialist non-routine and or complex Quality Assurance activities and tasks in their related area
  • Being able to access, have clear understanding of and develop the local management system documentation
  • Ensuring cross functional processes are deployed and adhered to
  • Leading/supporting internal audits and supplier audits
  • Leading the management of non-conformance resolution and corrective actions with key stakeholders and process owners
  • Leading support Quality investigations
  • Leading affective analysis of data with resulting themes and corrective actions resulting in cross functional continuous improvements
  • Leading support the facilitation of working groups ensuring deliverables are achieved and learning from experience (LfE) is captured and applied
  • You’ll also have people manager responsibilities in this role

Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC/Degree in Engineering subject (or equivalent qualification/experience) held
  • Ability to interpret specification, procedures and contract requirements and cascade to others
  • Experience as a lead facilitator of root cause analysis, methodologies: Fishbone, 5Why, Six Sigma
  • Experience carrying out effective action management and verification, in support of audit and assurance activities


  • Either hold or willing to work towards chartership


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Integrated Systems – Governance & Assurance team:

Integrated Systems – Governance & Assurance provide a level of assurance for all Integrated Systems engineering activities in support of the Dreadnought programme, the team ensures that the products being delivered are safe and fit for propose to be deliver into the Dreadnought programme. As a Lead Quality Engineer - Governance & Assurance, you will be responsible for quality assurance activities within the engineering business of integrated systems, on Dreadnought. This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain insight into all areas of the business and submarine systems, providing the opportunity to progress within integrated systems.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

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


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