20 Jul, 2023

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

£44,990 - £60,000 yearly
  • AWE
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Job Description

We have an AWEsome opportunity for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join us at the AWE.

This is an exciting time to join us as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer as we begin a once in a generation programme of work in support of the United Kingdom’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent.

We are located in the countryside between Reading and Basingstoke with onsite parking. There are good bus links between Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury.

Salary starts at £44,990, However, If you can dazzle us with an AWEsome array of engineering and quality assurance experience along with demonstrating resilience, we are happy to negotiate upwards in our quest for the perfect candidate.

AWE is one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK. As part of our “People Promise”, we have a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – You can find out more HERE
  • Death in service benefit

To apply, we will want to see a CV which clearly demonstrates that you are the person we are looking for, so make sure that your CV reflects what we are looking for in the description below. Give some thought to your application summary and covering letter, we are keen to hear why you want to work with us and what you can offer within this role.


You will be responsible for assuring the delivery of Quality Engineering within the specific Quality areas they represent. Supporting the Quality team and stakeholders in the development of processes and Quality applications. Driving the expansion of Quality tools and improvements in overall Quality performance.

A typical day for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer could look like this:

  • Undertaking surveillance observations, audits and inspections across the business
  • Working effectively with customers on joint, quality-related activities
  • Interacting with stakeholders internally and externally
  • Attending and assessing the effectiveness of Corrective and Preventative Action Boards
  • Completing other assigned tasks within the Quality Assurance Order Book

We would like you to demonstrate:

  • An Engineering background – either degree or apprenticeship
  • A resilient approach with the ability to stand firm when challenged
  • A flexible approach to working patterns to meet the needs of the business
  • A collegiate approach

You must be willing and able to obtain and maintain Security/ Developed Vetting Clearance (funded by the AWE) in order to start with us in this role. It can take several months for clearance to come through.

DVSubjectsInformationLeaflet.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

You will be required to work on site every day.

If we receive an exceptionally high level of applications, this vacancy may close early. So don’t prevaricate, get your CV spruced up and apply now!

Please feel free to reach out for more information via:

Sunflower (Sunny) Montague | LinkedIn


Important note:

These roles are governed by Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

This requires all successful candidates to have an Occupational Health-set fitness level in order to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) needed to work in controlled environments. Satisfactory medical clearance is required for the role and any offer is subject to this.

All interviews will be face to face on site. It will be a 90 minute discussion around your CV and experience and will include a 10 minute presentation.

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