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Quality Engineer - Naval Ships

Quality Engineer - Naval Ships

Our client BAE Systems Naval ships in Govan requires a Quality Engineer with a defence background to deliver tangible and sustainable process improvements across the programme.
Effective engagement with stakeholders across all trade groups is key to improving process efficiency and ensuring standards are in place, known and upheld to deliver Right First Time
It sees application of a lean skill set across the improvement cycle: scoping, analysing, investigating and implementing solutions to deliver clear benefits and reduction in Cost of Poor Quality

The role involves but is not limited to the following:
Lead, manage and support improvement activity and interventions as part of a cross functional team, programme team or otherwise.
Influence and engage with stakeholders to scope potential improvement activity.
Track the implementation of recommendations to verify completion and sustainment and report on benefits realisation across improvement activity.
Collaborate with other functions to share information and learnings.
Facilitate the business' improvement process, including the workflow of the Quality observation and Improvement idea system - Take Pride+.
Process map current and future states as a basis for baselining and identifying improvement opportunities.
Establish data collection mechanisms, carry out data collection and conduct data and trend analysis in conjunction with Quality Control and Operations teams .
Present data analytics and progress status to stakeholders
Conduct improvement exercises to explore issues and problems across the outfit scope of work.
Chair workshops and deliver training to small cohorts on the programme, using a train the trainer or masterclass approach.

Key Accountabilities

Manage lean improvement initiatives to deliver measurable reduction in Cost of Poor Quality and also risk mitigation

Deliver improvement interventions: (including but not limited to) diagnostics, process mapping and workshops

Facilitate improvement reviews

Structured reporting of all improvement activity on monthly basis

Deliver high quality investigation reports

Influence, engage and collaborate with improvement stakeholders across the T26 programme

Collaborate within the shipbuild team to ensure best practice

Partake in functional activity: (including but not limited to) audits, investigation and support to the business management system

The following Qualifications/Functional Knowledge are required


Continuous improvement
LEAN skills
Problem solving methodology
Ability to collect, interpret and analyse data
Basic project management skills and experience to manage and prioritise workload
IT competent to operate typical Microsoft Office applications
Product knowledge and practical experience in Naval Ships, understanding of business processes and product lifecycle
Skilled in report writing and presentations
Able to have a people focus in order to have open communication building trust with the team
Curiosity and tenacity to explore beyond the immediate circumstances to identify further improvements

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.

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