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Senior Quality Engineer - Sense & Connect


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Quality Engineer (Sense & Connect)
Location:              Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 48841


Amplify your impact

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Quality Engineer at our Ashton House site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Mission Systems 


The Senior Quality Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Senior Quality Engineer will make

As a Senior Quality Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll support the delivery of one of our most important contracts on time, to the right quality and to the planned cost. You’ll be part of a Project Quality team that sits within the Programme Delivery team.


Day to day, you’ll represent the customer’s interests and help to maintain the open and collaborative relationship we have and speak regularly with the customer quality representative. You’ll provide quality input and advice through the product lifecycle and identify quality risk and work to mitigate, manage and escalate to programme leadership. You’ll also participate in the non-conformance process, driving root cause analysis and prevention where appropriate and oversee progress and sign-off on completion of the delivery process to give the customer assurance their requirements have been met.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 1 day in the office and 4 days working from home. You must be willing to travel to Tewkesbury and Plymouth as and when required to meet business needs.


Essential experience


•    ONC, HNC or NVQ Level 3 qualification in a quality, science, engineering discipline
•    ISO 9001 auditor
•    Strong attention to detail with the ability to review technical documentation
•    Self-motivated, and can work within a group or individually
•    Ability to understand engineering drawings, procedures and specifications of all disciplines
•    You must have SC clearance and have the ability to obtain DV clearance


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. f you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 19/04/2023



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