Quality Engineer

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Sellafield, Cumbria
Job Description

The Quality Engineer is responsible for managing the effective and efficient quality operations of Sellafield Site on a day-to-day basis through completion of key project quality tasks and any other duties as required.


Health & Safety

Ensure that all activities are controlled in a responsible, safety conscious climate, meeting Altrad requirements and current legislation. Application of all relevant Engineering Standards & Specifications to achieve a world class HSEQ performance, meeting all technical and environmental legislative requirements.

  • Leading by example - set the correct standards and show a positive attitude.
  • Ensure safety of people and the environment.
  • Have knowledge and familiarisation of associated mechanical, civils and quality procedures.
  • Customer Satisfaction is achieved by understanding & exceeding clients’ needs and expectations in order to make their business a success.
  • Scope, Time and Cost are fully understood, communicated, monitored and controlled & when required proactive mitigation is evident.
  • Ensure high standards of workmanship within the facilities.
  • Always use best practices & continually look for innovations that support continuous quality improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement tools and techniques are deployed to improve efficiency and effectiveness for both Altrad and the Client.
  • Absence management and timekeeping procedures are adhered to.
  • Suitable and sufficient risk assessments are followed and signed onto.
  • Record and report delays to Project Team.
  • Accurate recording of all required HSEQ documentation.


Work Control & Support

Ensure that the Project Definition is produced, managing the interface between Altrad, Sellafield and the design functions. Apply technical & quality supervision of all activities for Projects under your control, in accordance with current safety legislation, company procedures, Sellafield Contractors Standards and Nuclear site licence.

Quality Assurance

  • Undertake responsibility for the development and implementation of the Altrad Integrated Management System (AIMS) within the working location.
  • Ensure project work is carried out in accordance with the relevant Client Specifications & British standards.
  • Development, approval, and monitoring of project quality Inspection Test Plans (ITPS) and Subcontractor Quality Plans (QPs).
  • Support Project Managers/Engineers with project setup documentation i.e. Quality Plans/ITPs and ensuring QP/ITP sign offs are completed concurrent to the works completed.
  • Managing the LTR strategy requirements, inclusive co-ordination, compiling, checking, approval and storage of Projects/Delivery Partners/Sub-Contractor LTRs for submission on time.
  • Ensure inspection certificates are completed in line with the QP/ITP schedule and are issued for inclusion in the LTR concurrent to the works completed.
  • Undertake periodic Quality Management System audits both internal and external to ensure that the system and procedures are adhered to.
  • Monitor Vendor Performance and carry out Supplier/Subcontractor assessments and audits as appropriate.
  • Support and lead continuous improvement activities.
  • Undertake special projects as assigned.
  • Supporting SMART business objectives and ensuring that agreed Quality KPI targets are achieved.
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports, as delegated.
  • Attend formal LFE session on completion of works.

Report any opportunities to the Project Manager/Engineer for benefits realisation.


  • May possess several types of qualifications ranging from the Diploma, Associate and Degree level that may include:
  • CQI Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree in Quality/HNC Engineering desirable.
  • NVQ Qualification in Nuclear/Engineering related area.
  • Demonstrable experience in a Quality Engineering (QA/QC) related position.
  • IRCA approved ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor qualification.
  • Skilled and experienced Auditor.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Programs and Business Process Mapping.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team.
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Employment Type:
Client Ref:
CA20 1DS