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Quality Control Manager

Reading / Basingstoke Area
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent - Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Quality Control Manager

As Quality Control Manager you will Lead the delivery of Quality within the areas they represent. a unique working environment. You will lead the Quality team in support of development of staff, the expansion of Quality data and improvements in overall Quality performance. Your aim is to expand the scope, deployment, and diversity of the Quality team they represent. This will be done within an exciting work environment looking to build a future ready Quality capability which builds quality in from the start.

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £41,840- £50,000 annum (dependant on suitability and experience)

Closing date: 25th April 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:
  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:
  • Providing inspirational leadership in the provision of Quality expertise in an exciting business area focused on building a future with Quality built in.
  • Leading subject matter expertise in the fields pertinent to their role within Quality.
  • Leadership and development of a technical multi-functional team to understand, resolve and prevent recurrence of problems when required by the area they represent.
  • Plan and deliver technical assessments using appropriate methodologies and contributing to capability development.
  • Plan and implement development of tools, techniques and validation methods to ensure Right First-Time methodology.
  • Plan, lead and participation participate in improvement activities, and completion of Quality analysis, where appropriate.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:
  • Degree/HND/ONC/HNC qualification in a relevant STEM subject and/or a suitable vocational qualification (HND Apprenticeship or equivalent) (Note: HND is not a vocational qualification!) or and practical experience in a quality-related role.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems and related standards (e.g., Health & Safety, Environment, Security).
  • Working knowledge of common engineering and manufacturing practices.
  • Experience of Quality Control, Quality Engineering and Quality Assurance techniques.
  • Excellent inter-personal / negotiation / communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Basic Project Management or in-depth knowledge of specialist subject.
  • Customer satisfaction and the tools and processes utilised in measuring business performance and delivery.
  • Working knowledge of Auditing.
  • Good understanding of configuration and change management techniques.
  • Able to lead team/manage staff within a specialist field and environment.
  • Understanding of improvement techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, RLI, etc.
  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings, technical specifications and standards.
  • I good level of statistical understanding with demonstrable experience of application.


Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role with us.

Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide us will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.


AWE are excited to launch our first Returner Programme, in partnership with, which is designed to support experienced professionals return to their field following a career break.

The programme will be a 1 year fixed term contract on either a full or part time basis with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role at the end of the contract.

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