Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Manufacturing Engineering

Required Security Clearance: Bpss

Morson Talent are working in partnership with Rolls-Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit a Assurance and Compliance Engineer. You will be responsible for helping to shape, manage and guide the businesses and functions to formulate and maintain an audit, review and assurance programmes and undertake independent system / process audits and compliance checks based upon critical issues and identified risks.

The Company

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint venture business, specifically created to design, construct, and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactor that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new venture business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post
For the right individual, we have a fantastic opportunity to join the Rolls-Royce SMR Quality Team working as an Assurance and Compliance Engineer. In this role, you will be responsible for helping to shape, manage and guide the businesses and functions to formulate and maintain an audit, review and assurance programmes and undertake independent system / process audits and compliance checks based upon critical issues and identified risks.

Key Responsibilities
Work proactively with the businesses and functions to support the process and product audit programmes to meet regulatory, certification, customer, and business requirements (e.g. ISO 9001 and ASME NQA-1).
Carrying out reviews, audits and system checks that support the Rolls-Royce SMR internal assurance and compliance programmes.
Provide support to the Rolls-Royce SMR certification programme and external nuclear regulatory assessments and reviews.
Work with the Businesses and Process Leads to assess, identify, and review compliance risks.
You will help drive corrective and preventative actions through to resolution.
Proactively review and evaluate existing policies, practices, and controls for improvements.
Provide coaching, advice and help to others in the resolution of problems and issues.
Contribute to developing staff compliance competence by supporting and coaching others.
Report and present findings to Business Leaders and overseeing implementation of recommendations.
Champion best practice and the deployment of company and quality policies and strategies.
Support external benchmarking to identify the latest audit and problem-solving techniques.
Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders provide quality support to all functions including marketing, project and programme management, engineering, manufacturing, and the supply chain, gaining experience of a range of SMR activities.

Required Competencies
Degree qualified or equivalent experience, you will have significant quality assurance working knowledge operating within a technical or programme environment.
Lead Auditor qualified and / or 3 or more years in a quality assurance role.
Be focused, driven and agile with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
A strong negotiator and be able to combat resistance or setbacks to achieve results.
Demonstrated experience in facilitation, coaching and influence others and manage expectations.
Understand how organisations work and be able to use both formal channels and informal networks to get things done
Experienced in the creation and review of reports with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
A problem solver who seeks to find the root cause and present recommendations.
You must be IT literate with the ability to analyse and manipulate data and turn it into actionable and presentable information.
Experience of the nuclear industry, regulatory and ASME III NQA-1 design and construction codes requirements and expectation would be desirable.

Key Competencies

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of and implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Customer Focus
Problem Solving
Dealing with Ambiguity
Interpersonal Savvy
Drive for Results
Priority Setting
Quality strategic planning and deployment
Change management through Quality
Defining and managing Integrated Management Systems
Process and procedure development
Quality arrangements and documentation
Assurance and governance
Planning and execution of assessments, reviews and audits
Problem and issue resolution
Continuous improvement
Quality management tools and techniques
Management of data and reporting
Always displays Accountable “above the line” behaviours
At all times promotes Nuclear Safety and wider Health & Safety as the standard
Role Models the Values and Beliefs of the Company
Ensures that the ethical decisions are made
Is a role model in the Company’s attainment of ED&I Charter and Policy Standards
Consistently contribute and nurture good teamworking throughout the organisation
Self-driven and motivated and seeks to motivate others
Understands the principle of “right first time” – particular in relation to Quality Assurance
Encourages the practices of Knowledge and Document Management
Commercially Astute
Financially Astute
Digitally Savvy

Qualifications
Degree qualified or equivalent experience, you will have significant working knowledge of quality assurance and improvements within a Technical / Programme or Project environment. Preferable a qualified Lead Auditor with experience in the nuclear industry and ASME NQA-1.

Work conditions

Travel: work is typically office based in Derby or Warrington, though may require some travel within the working day when visiting other branches or organisations.
Working hours: are office hours with some overtime as required.