Quality Engineer


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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Quality Engineer
Contract type
Full time permanent

Quality Engineer

Location: West Cumbria 

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About us:

Come and work for one of the most successful construction and infrastructure companies in the UK? 

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers some of the UK's most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of energy, water, nuclear, highways, rail and aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through innovative and responsible infrastructure. Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion.


The Quality Engineer provides assurance that the quality management system is adequate, effectively implemented and enables the delivery of expected results. This provides assurance that requirements are met to achieve the effective and efficient delivery of our mission at best value for our customers, as well as identifying improvements and facilitate delivery of quality improvements that deliver sustained benefi

About the role

To plan, evaluate, verify and certify quality, proposing and embedding improvements where necessary to ensure delivery is effective, minimises the cost and/or consequence of failure and meets customer, stakeholder and/or PPP specifications and requirements.

Deploying quality assurance and control activities to support right first-time delivery for their area. Deploying quality improvement plans in accordance with relevant objectives. Using, capturing and sharing learning from experience to support improvement in quality performance.

The Quality Engineer must work effectively to identify quality improvements and influence the business to adopt changes to improve relevant operational activity. Quality is an important underpinning factor to overall safety standards on site. Processes for certification and verification are also extremely detailed due to the regulatory requirements of the nuclear industry.

To thrive in the role you will have:

Knowledge & Experience

  • Graduate in relevant discipline OR professional qualification (e.g. CQI Diploma (Level 5)).
  • Membership of the CQI or other relevant professional body.
  • Lower level qualifications MAY be considered and accepted for candidates with substantial professional work experience in quality related roles.
  • Operational or Project experience within Sellafield or in an environment with similar complexity and risk, sufficient to understand and review end to end processes and propose quality improvements.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with Stakeholders
  • Relevant security clearance level to access and inspect areas of site within area of responsibility (if applicable).

Essential Skills 

  • Understanding of the implications of poor quality for Sellafield Ltd and its wider stakeholders; understanding and promoting of the behaviours that drive quality.
  • Able to understand and interpret both customer and stakeholder requirements (including, where required, legislation and standards).
  • Able to plan for effective quality delivery, taking consideration of risks and opportunities and learning for experience and to define and implement QA/QC activities.
  • Able to work collaboratively with integrated teams to prepare quality plans and inspection plans and define requirements for life time records.
  • Able to engage effectively with all levels of the PPP organisation and suppliers, to provide coaching, education and challenge and to act as an effective interface between all parties.
  • Able to use – and coach on – QA/QC tools and techniques to meet specified requirements and ensure right first time.
  • Able to use and develop appropriate tools and techniques (including audits, key performance indicators/ dashboards to support trending) to monitor quality performance and measure processes effectiveness.
  • Ability to analyse QA/QC outputs to determine products or services conform to requirements and to communicate to management to enable effective decisions and appropriate mitigating actions.
  • Proven ability to promote continual improvement, recognising the key considerations and approaches necessary to enable effective change.
  • Able to develop, maintain and improve management system arrangements and promote procedural adherence to support right first time quality delivery

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 and other management system standards.
  • Understanding of key obligations and requirements relevant to PPP and Sellafield’s mission
  • Understanding of key business processes relevant to PPP, their inter dependencies and interactions and how they affect performance.
  • Proven ability to apply improvement tools and techniques and structured methodologies to analyse problems and implement solutions to support the business.
  • Understanding of the ‘prevention, appraisal, failure’ (PAF) model and cost of Failure.
  • Knowledge and /or experience of Quality Inspection Techniques.
  • Trained Auditor.
  • Experience of working with the supply chain and of supply chain quality requirements, and ability to support commercial processes including evaluation boards and supplier assessments.
  • Conducting Investigations

About our Nuclear team:

Our nuclear capabilities include services from operational reactor support, new build and decommissioning, to nuclear defence facilities and more sensitive projects within highly regulated and secure sites. With an ever expanding nuclear portfolio, we are proud to support our customers in installing and maintaining existing assets.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please note that any CV’s submitted will be deemed as gifted to Morgan Sindall and any agency terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be null and void.



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