Quality Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
  • Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, 
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays
  • Wide range of career development opportunities
  • A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive

This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

The salary for this role is £52,293 (inclusive of a Market Premium Payment (MPP)) 

 

The Role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy.

As the Quality Engineer, you will be supporting one or more significant projects such as STEP or LIBRTI for example, a £200m endeavour in fusion fuel capability development for the UK.

You will play a pivotal role in development and implementation of project specific quality assurance and control processes which will ensure that both the project and product meet the stated requirements; Providing expert advice and support throughout, maintaining regular interaction with and influence of the key stakeholders, including the project team and external suppliers.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the lead for the quality related project and operational activity. 
  • Developing Project Quality Management Plans covering both tangible (i.e. manufactured items) and intangible products (i.e. information/documentation/skills).
  • Establishing the project Quality Management System aligned to the existing policies, procedures and processes that ensure the project and products meet the quality expectations of the customer. 
  • Providing advice to managers and engineers on quality and technical matters, i.e. materials, bonding, specifications, codes, standards, inspection and testing etc.
  • Plan and manage inspections and surveillance activities on-site and at suppliers to verify product quality.
  • Plan, prepare and lead product quality reviews. 
  • Support the UKAEA process for identification and control of deviations and non-conformances.

Please be aware that travelling to external partners will be required.

Salary
£52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Programme
MRF
Department
Discipline
Type of Employment
Full-time
Reference Number
REF2367V

Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here https://careers.ukaea.uk/life-at-ukaea/employee-benefits/

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the following link for information on criminal records checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot process your application.

Benefits 

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
  • Corporate bonus scheme up to 7and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, 
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays
  • Wide range of career development opportunities
  • A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive
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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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