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Quality Assurance Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Role:                   Quality Assurance Engineer  
Location:             Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation:    £35,966 - £43,733 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:           Full Time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF53042
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 Quality Assurance Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site. 
The Role
As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll provide assurance that projects are delivered on time and fit for purpose. 
Day to day, you’ll provide support to projects to define appropriate quality requirements and work with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure design intent is achievied.  


  • Provide support to projects at an early stage to define appropriate quality requirements  
  • Interfacing with and Project Management on project quality related matters
  • Review & provide improvements into project deliverable documentation  
  • Conducting internal audits 
  • KPI / metric development & maintenance  
  • Represent quality department in weekly Project / Programme meetings when required  


This role is role is full time, 36 hours per week, based at Devonport Royal Dockyard with a hybrid working form home arrangement and periodic travel to other sites.

Essential experience of the Quality Assurance Engineer:

  • Knowledge / Experience of quality management systems (BS EN ISO 9001) 
  • Capable of acting competently, decisively and quickly on quality related issues    
  • Strong communication & presentation skills 
  • Nuclear sector experience beneficial  

Qualifications of the Quality Assurance Engineer:

  • Educated to HNC / HND level in relevant subject
  • Recognised professional qualification in Quality Management advantageous 


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) / security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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.



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