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Quality Assurance Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Location: Plymouth, UK (Hybrid Working)
Compensation: Competitive Salary & Benefits 
Role Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Role ID: SF42285

Be the change

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 Plymouth 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. 


Babcock International and Devonport 

The Quality Assurance Engineer role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.


Working at Devonport puts the best of the Southwest at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


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.

The role

The difference our new Quality Assurance Engineer will make
As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be working on our Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) at the Royal Devonport Dockyard, helping ensuring delivery of robust facilities that support maintenance activities on Submarines and Warships.


Day to day, you’ll be providing support at an early stage to define appropriate quality requirements, ensuring that Lifetime Records (LTRs) provide effective evidence that the design intent of plant, equipment and infrastructure has been achieved. 


Working closely with our internal and external stakeholders, you will provide on producing such documentation, undertaking reviews to provide assurance that their records meet the specified requirements – inclusive but not limited to, subcontractors, suppliers and our engineering departments and project management teams. 


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 from Plymouth and the surrounding area. 


Essential experience
•    NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an engineering discipline, electrical bias preferred 
•    Nuclear sector experience preferred
•    ISO9001 trained Auditor (Registered Lead Auditor preferred),
•    Experience delivering quality on major infrastructure contracts,
•    To have experience of Quality Assurance and Quality Control within the Engineering sector, including supply chain functions.  


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
•    Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Employment development allowance - £125 per year
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
•    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. If 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.




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