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Principal Quality Inspector - Welding/Structural

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Quality Inspector - Welding/Structural

Location: Barrow-in-Furness; primarily North East region, Newcastle, Middlesbrough

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Multi trade inspector, Weld (NDE), Structural & Records
  • ITP’s – Control Inspections carried out as required (RFI's / F019)
  • Coaching of supplier inspectors to assure BAE quality of supply
  • Verification of MRB records (Excluding Dim Man records)
  • Progressive Inspection/approval of records at sites
  • JMS management and verification including data capture

Your skills and experiences:


  • Sound computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • PCN/CSWIP 3.1 Qualification
  • Working to technical drawings, specifications and standards


  • An understanding of ISO9001:2015
  • Experience with SAP tool


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 Quality team:

As a part of the Quality team, you will be supporting the suppliers to ensure they meet the expected Quality standards for the project. This role will provide you with the opportunity to carry out inspections and work in a diverse area of the business with opportunity for development in your career. It would also involve working at a supplier site but also supporting other various supplier sites at locations in support of Strategic Manufacturing across Dreadnaught and future submarine projects.

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.