Principal Quality Engineer- Field Engineer

Job Description

Principal Quality Engineer - Field Engineer

Would you like to join The Supplier Assurance team to form part of the Quality Function to support the Astute and Successor Programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Quality Engineer - Field Engineer at our site in Barrow; with home working options.

As a Principal Quality Engineer - Field Engineer, you will take accountability for the audit, quality assurance requirements, product inspection and document release of procured parts at the supplier's sites. This involves understanding the quality requirements, the schedule and priorities and ensuring the provision of an inspection service in line with the above. The role is also accountable for ensuing that high-quality records are produced as an output of the production processes and inspections.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to add real value to the business and the customer. The team has responsibility for inspection across various suppliers and the diversity of the Stakeholder group and the complexity of the product make this a very challenging and interesting role.

This role will be majority travelling to suppliers UK wide and on occasion overseas. You will be eligible for an essential user car allowance, due to the extensive travel requirements of the role.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Quality Engineer - Field Engineer will involve:

Taking accountability for the audit, quality inspection and verification requirements and document release of procured parts at the supplier's sites

This will include:

Witness inspections (in accordance with ITP)

NDE Inspection - non-destructive examination

Witness of FAT - Factory Acceptance Testing

Witness of Pressure testing

Final documentation review

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Quality Engineer - Field Engineer:


Engineering, Quality or Manufacturing Background

Broad understanding of quality inspection techniques

Good IT skills

Problem solving and root cause analysis

Full UK driving licence

Commercial awareness


Lead auditor qualified (LRQA)

Knowledge of business systems (inc. SAP and Team centre)

Proactive approach to quality and improvements

PCN Qualification or equivalent


HNC level qualification or relevant experience

PCN Qualification or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills with the ability to challenge where necessary and liaise with stakeholders.

Location: Barrow. Mainly working from home

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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