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Jacobs Quality Engineer in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs employ the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 8,000 people in locations across the UK - we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we offer capable and committed individuals the opportunity to shape their careers how they wish.

Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years, HPCs two EPR reactors will be capable of generating 3.26GW of secure, low carbon electricity for 60 years, enough electricity to power around 6 million homes. In addition to the projects ‘clean energy’ benefits, HPC will create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.

We are seeking a Quality Engineer (QE), at any level, to provide operational support to the Quality Management Lead (QML) or the Quality Management Team Lead (QMTL) in executing their roles to ensure HPC Project quality requirements are complied with across the full project life cycle (Contract award, Design, Procurement, Manufacture, Test, Shipping, Construction/Installation, Test/Commission and Contract close out).

The primary purpose of the QE role is to ensure that the implementation of quality improvements, including Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC), is executed effectively. This may be by performing actions under the instruction of the QMTL/QML in order to monitor or produce deliverables that support the quality strategy of the QML. Especially in matters relating to supply-chain adherence to the contracted quality requirements. Key responsibilities will be:

  • Support the development of quality (QA/QC) arrangements for deployment across the HPC organisation.

  • Undertake actions to resolve issues relating to the implementation of quality and to bring about improvements.

  • Continuous update of Project Quality Control Plans (PQCPs).

  • Supporting the QML in ensuring deployment of key quality contractual arrangements and provide update reports as required.

  • Participate actively to regular stakeholder meetings such as the Senior Project Manager (SPM) meeting and area specific meetings such as KANBAN sessions.

  • Monitor QML deliverables that are identified in the Prerequisites dashboard and to contribute to delivery area specific deliverable monitoring tools such as the KANBAN dashboard.

  • Progressive review and acceptance of Lifetime Quality Records (LTQR) by contractors and lead implementation of LTQR reviews, where delegated by QML.

  • Review and monitoring of planned inspection, witness and hold points marked in the supplier Inspection and Test Plans (ITP) / Quality Plans / Follow Up Documents (FUDs) and inspection activities.

  • Acceptance of relevant manufacturing documentation such as End of Manufacturing Reports (EoMR), End of Construction Status Reports (ECSR) and End of Erection Status Reports (EESR).

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • An HNC/HND qualification or degree in a relevant science or engineering subject, or equivalent qualification.

  • Experience in ensuring compliance with international standards such as GSR Part 2 and ISO9001.

  • Understanding of regulatory environment including the knowledge and understanding of nuclear site licence conditions.

  • Knowledge of QA/QC codes and standards.

  • Greater experience within large complex projects, including quality and delivery focus.

  • Experience working in a quality assurance/control environment within the nuclear industry or other relevant safety critical industry.

  • Working towards membership of the Chartered Quality Institute & Chartered Quality Professional.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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