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Quality Assurance Manager - Complex Assets

Plymouth, Devon
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14 May 2021

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Quality Assurance Manager - Complex Assets


Business Unit - DST

Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth

About the Role

Working as part of our Defence Systems Technology (DST) business we're looking for a Quality Manager to join us. DST forms a critical part of Babcock's Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Defence Systems Technology (DST) is transforming and we need you to support our key leaders in forging new paths, leading their teams through exciting, but sometimes challenging change. You'll be a key partner in Complex assets implementing our ambitious growth plans as part of the Quality Assurance team and you will use your proven experience to promote DST in all matters quality including:

  • Use of your experience as a quality professional to undertake Quality Assurance activities and ensure promotion of quality engineering principles and techniques within Mission Systems, Defence Systems Technology (DST) Business Unit (BU) Critical Assets Availability Contracts in line with procedure, regulatory requirements and quality management objectives.
    * Conduction of Audits, training and investigations at various company and supplier sites in line with internal and external processes, supporting registration bodies and Customer representatives in the execution of their inspections, assessments / audits, to monitor and verify all resultant corrective actions with the managers concerned.
    * To conduct the review of contracts, amendments to contract and invitation to tender responses, Statement of Requirements and Subcontractor Quality Plans ensuring compliance to the contract specific requirements and provide guidance in the generation of deliverable data, project plans and associated documentation, e.g. Project Management Plans and Statements of Requirements for the supply chain and project teams.
    * Assist in process investigations and issues arising, ensuring a conclusion that results in appropriate corrective and preventative action. This activity will include the use of standard quality tools, plus others as appropriate. (Training and guidance will be provided as needed).
    * To conduct reviews on Project related Business Management System procedures and facilitate training / process mapping events etc.

What do I need to do the role?

  • Experience in managing/leading employees within a Quality environment
    * Knowledge and experience in some or all of these Quality Management Systems (ISO9001, AQAP, AS9100, ISO27001, TickIT Plus, DAOS etc.)
    * Experience of auditing, ISO9001 or similar modern standards at lead auditor level.
    * Will have worked in a similar role on specification and/or requirements based contracts.
    * Computer literate with good keyboard skills and understanding of MS Office applications
    * Will have an excellent working knowledge of quality tools and problem solving techniques, and be able to provide guidance to others in the use of them (e.g. Pareto, FMEA, 5 why's, 8D, etc.)

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.

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Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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