Principal Supplier Development Engineer

Posting Date: 26 December 2019

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, GB, LE3

Company: Babcock

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Principal Quality Assurance Engineer
Location: Either Bristol or Leicester


About the role


Here at Babcock International looking to appoint a Principal Quality Assurance Engineer to join the team working on vast, complex projects within the Marine Defence industry. Babcock are a trusted name within this domain and are continuously growing, as a result we are looking for a driven, experienced professionals to join our division.


Using your experience you will be provide expert supplier quality assurance, driving continuous improvement activities with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll Serves as a primary point of contact for customer QA representatives and ensure all Elements of work comply with the requirements of the Work Breakdown Structure.


As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.


Although this role is working with the defence industry we welcome applications from candidates within highly regulated environments.


What do I need to do the role?


You’ll need to have extensive experience in a quality assurance role and have the gravitas to lead a multidisciplinary team.  


Would also like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • To have extensive experience of managing Quality Assurance and Quality Control within the Engineering sector, including supply chain functions.
  • Experience auditing suppliers within a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to provide the business improvement activities which facilitate a culture of evolution, learning and improvement
  • To have experience of change management and improvement programmes with suppliers.

Lastly, you’ll need to be able to deploy good communication and influencing skills as you’ll work closely with the client and our internal and external stakeholders including regulatory bodies.


What else do I need to know?


  • UK travel will be expected.
  • The role can be based at either Bristol, Leicester or Plymouth.
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role and will also need to complete a medical assessment

About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 


You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Application Guidance


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If you experience difficulties please visit our website.  Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom.


As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.


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