Job Description

Product Quality Engineer

JO Number
JO 33/19

Job title
Product Quality Engineer

Purpose of job
A key role supporting the design, development and delivery of complex products working with internal and external customers to provide assurance that the products and services delivered are compliant with relevant quality and regulatory standards


Reporting relationships
Reports directly to the Head of Business Assurance

Quality Assurance across all aspects of the project lifecycle including the activities in the external supply chain. To provide assurance to the company and customers that the appropriate QA requirements are being met including quality control activities throughout the project lifecycle

Winfrith, Dorset Innovation Park

Employment status
Permanent / Full time (37 hours per week Monday to Friday)

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required


  • Proven capability in auditing, process development and improvement
  • Knowledge of Defence and Quality standards and familiar with MoD requirements for Quality Assurance
  • Experience of supplier quality assurance activities
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Good commercial awareness and customer facing skills


  • Degree qualification or equivalent
  • Lead auditor qualification
  • Background in system engineering
  • Aerospace background or equivalent
  • Conversant with requirements of AS9100


  • Willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to challenge staff at all levels to ensure compliance to business processes and standards
  • Supporting business change from R&D to production

Key accountabilities

  • Provide independent assessment of lifecycle design review inputs, entry and exit criteria
  • Responsibility for independent authority during validation and verification activities
  • Carry out quality audits and surveillance activities
  • Promote and support quality within all areas of the business
  • Ownership of quality activities throughout lifecycle including delivery documentation sign off
  • Ownership of non-conformance management activities including identification of solutions to issues and implementation of robust preventative actions
  • Verification and validation activities including FAT testing and sign off
  • Dealing with customer concerns
  • Effective and timely monitoring and status reporting

Behavioural requirements

  • Willingness to challenge the status quo of working practices
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Attitude to always do better

Other Requirements
Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance.

More information
Please contact David Soper for further information.

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the position to the Recruitment Mailbox: by the closing date.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB