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Job description for Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Are you a Quality Engineering expert interested in supporting our Armed Forces whilst having the opportunity to explore a hands-on approach with the UK’s most advanced equipment? If so, the Land Equipment Operating Centre (LEOC) here at DE&S are actively looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join their Vehicle Support team.

The Vehicle Support team is responsible for providing in-service support, including equipment on current deployments. This equipment covers a wide variety of wheeled and armoured vehicles ranging from a quad bike to a Challenger 2 Tank, here, you will be working dynamically whilst expanding your portfolio.

Quality Assurance Engineers are at the heart of ensuring the creation and safe operation of successful new platforms and systems. In return, we offer solid progressive training and development to enhance your skill sets and aid career progression. You will have unrivalled opportunities to be involved in some of the most interesting and complex engineering projects being undertaken in the UK today.

Depending on your skill set, this post may fall under the wider LEOC supporting one of their other expert teams.

Please note that regular attendance to other UK sites may be required.

Responsibilities for Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  •    Provide advice, guidance, and support to Delivery Teams on the implementation of quality policy and assuring compliance
  •    Manage quality across the contractual boundary, including determining appropriate quality criteria for contracts and assessing supplier deliverables
  •    Identify and manage quality related risks, including product related risk, facilitating investigations of equipment faults
  •    Conduct product inspections and ensure that they meet the technical specifications

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • You will hold a relevant HNC (i.e., Level 4 or higher) qualification in a relevant discipline, hold Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), Chartered Quality Professional Membership (CQP MCQI) or Quality Practitioner (PCQI), or have the equivalent quality assurance experience
  • Applied knowledge of quality assurance within the acquisition and supply chain environment, supported by expertise in multiple quality specialist areas including Configuration Management
  • Knowledge of technical specifications and ability to read and interpret technical drawings

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Acquisition Assurance
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and influencing


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
  • Discover more about Little Book of Big Benefits and pension schemes.

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Job Details

Job title

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer


£43,400 – £47,000

Contract type


Business area


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



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Recruitment contact

Paula Kujawa- DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist –

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