Quality Leader


Quality Leader

Would you like to play a key part in our quality team delivering common quality capabilities across CS&S (Complex Systems and Support)? We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Leader at our site in Ash Vale, Frimley.

As a Quality Leader, you will be delivering a common quality capability which enables the achievement of a quality product or service which meets stakeholder's needs, this ensures that we maintain our ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) accreditation and provide a process framework for the organisation.

This role will provide you with the chance of liaising with different interfaces within the business, working with suppliers and working across a variety of locations, you will receive training on ERP (SAP) and also further training on 9000:1, there will be other opportunities within the team / function and the potential for other quality roles within the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Quality Leader will involve:

You will be able to access and have a clear understanding of and apply the quality and SHE management system documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc, applicable to your work scope

Undertaking the day to day quality activities, including undertaking product quality inspections activities both onsite and at supplier’s premises and providing quality inputs to engineering design and project teams

Understanding and deploy quality process improvement techniques to ensure that continuous improvement is maintained

Managing and taking responsibility for all quality related activities (QA, QC, Inspection) without daily supervision and can deputise for the Quality Manager when the need arises

Understanding and highlighting adverse trends, recommending and initiating corrective actions and ensure effective closure

Mentoring and leading a small group of quality professionals as and when required

Developing, maintaining and managing key relationships in the business both internally and externally

Your skills and qualifications as a Quality Leader:

Chartered professional through relevant management institute e.g. CMI, CQI

Educated to HND level or can demonstrate suitable experience

Trade or Quality Background

Driving Licence

Proven track record or understanding of electro mechanical systems

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a comprehensive understanding of submarines solutions quality requirements with proven ability to re-engineer and improve processes and hold a thorough understanding of the company structure and organisation.

Location: Ash Vale, Frimley
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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.