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Jacobs Quality Assurance Manager in Thatcham, 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 and 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

Act as the main point-of-contact for all matters of Quality for Jacobs Field Solutions for the AWE Line of Business and other Nuclear and non-nuclear site within the surrounding area. clients. To provide leadership and support to the JFS management team in respect of the Quality function. Liaising and aligning with Jacobs Field Services Quality Manager to ensure consistency of approach to deliver quality systems, procedures and processes at both framework and project level; enabling business delivery of a quality service which is demonstrative of commitment to continuous improvement.


  • Ensure QA and QC compliance with legal requirements, client standards, European and British Standards, non-European standards, and project procedures.

  • Manage Quality Engineers and Quality Inspectors to ensure adoption of pragmatic approach to assurance of Quality on all phases of the Project, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning, taking cognizance of commercial, schedule and budget constraints.

  • Resource Management - Ensure that the Project Quality organisation has the capability, in terms of skill set, resource levels and procedures.

  • Management of Internal and External Audits, both on and off site, in accordance with the Project Audit Schedule.

  • Management of Supply Chain Quality, inclusive of all pre-qualification assessments, supply chain audits, supply chain performance and general day-to-day management of the supply chain.

  • Develop project-specific operating procedures in conjunction with the Project Manager where necessary, to interface effectively with the Client and Alliance partners.

  • Monitor the selection and management systems of suppliers and subcontractors as part of Vendor assessment.

  • Manage QC/Inspection at suppliers to confirm that goods are in accordance with order and specification requirements and to prevent defective materials and equipment being sent to site.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Professional / academic qualification associated with Quality management, Construction, M&E welding/heavy fabrication.

  • Membership of an appropriate Quality professional body (CQI preferred)

  • Auditor trained (IRCA Lead preferred)

  • Experience in the application of relevant quality / environmental / occupational safety management system standards (ISO 9001/ISO 14001, 45001, AQAP, AWE mandatory requirements. Knowledge of the requirements of GS-R-3 (management systems for nuclear installations)

  • Experienced in investigation to determine root cause, learning, proposed improvements and verification of implementation of preventative measures to prevent recurrence of failure.

  • Experienced in implementation of risk-based QA/QC arrangements and controls proportionate to the assigned Quality Grade and the link to maintaining Nuclear Safety.

  • Strong background and experience in Fabrication, Welding and NDE to National and International standards such as ASME and other MoD/Nuclear related specifications and review of associated Lifetime records to verify compliance.

  • Nuclear Project delivery and construction experience

  • Moderate - extensive experience as a Quality Manager/Engineer

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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