Principal Quality Engineer - Part Time

BAE Systems
30 Nov 2021
14 Dec 2021
Part Time
Set hours
Contract Type
Principal Quality Engineer - Part Time

Would you like to play a key role carrying out specialist Quality activities? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Quality Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Quality Engineer, you will be leading Business Process improvement activities, conducting internal quality assurance audits and activities, and liaising with other areas of the quality function, business functions and processes.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the Submarines Business and work with a variety of Functions to provide Quality Assurance to meet programme and contractual quality conditions.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Quality Engineer - will involve:

    Supporting and facilitating Business Process improvement activities to further improve the Quality culture within the organisationLeading Audits, Investigations and Root Cause ActivitiesLeading Business audit programme planning and improvement activitiesManaging corrective actions and identifying and supporting quality riskProviding Quality Assurance support to business functions and processes
Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experienced in leading internal audits
  • Experience in leading Quality Improvements utilising Quality tools and techniques to improve process performance
  • ISO 9001:2015/AQAP 2110 knowledge & application
  • Facilitation/Stakeholder management skills
  • Desirable:

  • Lead auditor qualified
  • Member of the CQI
  • Experience of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodologies; Fishbone, 5 Why, relationship diagrams, six sigma etc. gathering and analysing evidence cross functionally
  • Experience leading audit programme planning and management
  • Experience in providing coaching for internal auditors
  • What we're looking for in you:

    You will have the ability to build relationships within the team and the business. This includes team working and working autonomously at times under own initiative, which is key to this role. Furthermore, you will have ability to be authoritative whilst maintaining a positive working relationship with various stakeholders

    Location: Barrow in Furness

    Salary: Competitive

    Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


    We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Submarines Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

    We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

    At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

    BAE Systems:

    BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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

    Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.