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Our Vacancy

Senior Quality Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bridgwater
  • 07/02/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Job Description

The Senior Quality Engineer is accountable for the following: 

  • Delivery of the day-to-day quality management activities, in line with the general directions given by the Quality Director as defined in personal objectives or Task Orders;  

  • Reviews quality records of reviews and checks to enable quality oversight and the assurance that quality is delivered by the supply-chain and the MDT, efficiently and in accordance with specified requirements;  

  • Participates as required in the production/review of the Programme Quality Delivery Arrangements Plan and specific MIT plans; 

  • Participates in oversight of the review and acceptance of Quality Plans/Inspection & Test Plans provided by the supply-chain;  

  • Supports by taking the lead on establishing effective manufacturing / site surveillance programmes/ plans that enable coverage of identified risks;  

  • Leads surveillance activities in accordance with specific MIT Plans;  

  • Ensures that appropriate controls are established with respect to the provision of Quality Records or ‘End of Reports’ by sub-contractors;  

  • Support the effective close out of non-conformances (including Root Cause Analysis) as a subject matter experts as well as the application of project-wide preventative action;  

  • Supports Quality Auditors (Client and Sub-contractor based) in the prompt resolution of audit findings within the supply-chain and the MDT;  

  • Ensures that effective participation in Programme and Project risk & opportunity reviews including lessons learnt reviews;  

  • Participates in investigations related to quality issues;  

  • Supports in the provision of regular quality reports on:  

  • the delivery of quality (Product & Process) by the supply chain and the MDT;  

  • the status of non-conformances, inc. root cause/repeat events 

  •  supply chain capability/readiness and performance;  

  • quality records RFT, backlog etc. 

My profile


  • Apprenticeship in an engineering discipline, or equivalent; 

  • Practitioner Grade Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) or equivalent engineering institute; 

  • Formally recognised qualification in Quality, e.g. IRCA Audit; 

  • Qualified to (preferably engineering) HNC/Diploma level as a minimum (or equivalent qualification);  

  • IRCA Registered Lead Auditor; 

  • CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector; 

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Proven working experience post academic qualifications, ideally in a quality based role; 

  • Experience in large project environment, preferably in the nuclear (or heavily regulated) sector, with significant focus on Product/project quality role, and with a specific engineering discipline knowledge; 

  • Ideally proven experience in the Nuclear Sector 

  • Position requires a dynamic individual who is a team leader as well as a team player and has a solid understanding of the quality control principles, and process management in projects;.  

  • Good awareness of working in an international quality environment; 

  • Experience in assuring compliance with National and International standards such as GS-R-3, ISO 9001, ISO19443; ISO 3834; EN10204; 

  • Can demonstrate a practical knowledge of Licence Conditions LC6; LC17 and ONR TAG 077; 

  • Experience planning and conducting Internal and Supplier Audits; 

  • The ability to carry out inspections to appropriate standards e.g. pressurised systems 

  • Experience in the review of Quality Records (e.g. Material Certification; CFSI) 

  • Proven experience in managing people/teams 

  • The ability and knowledge to be able to analyse quality data at various levels across the business; 

  • The ability to influence and to provide constructive challenge which is accepted by others; 

  • The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders; 

  • Experience in that application of Quality tools & techniques (e.g. Histograms; SPC; Cause & Effect); 

  • Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative across a broad range of issues to drive performance against all dimensions of the quality systems; 

  • Fluent in verbal and written English language, preferably with some French or second language skills. 



Security clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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