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Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

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Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Systems
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Want to play a vital role in existing and new defence and civil nuclear programmes in the UK, and want to provide key control and instrumentation support to both defence and civil nuclear sectors?

Then this is the opportunity for you.

Wood provides a range of services in support of safe, available and affordable nuclear propulsion for the current Vanguard Class SSBN fleet and the Trafalgar Class and Astute Class SSN hunter/killer fleets, as well as supporting the design and development of the Dreadnought Class, the next generation of SSBN submarines.


Wood is looking for a full time Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Control, Instrumentation and Electrical (CI&E) team based at Wood's Warrington office in Cheshire.


This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme in relation to control and instrumentation, associated to emergent issues in-service, during manufacturing, plant-life extension and through next generation concept design, to ensure a continuous at-sea deterrent.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Quality assurance activities related to system and software development projects relating to control systems
  • Reviewing project plans, requirements, design and verification work products to ensure adherence to standards
  • Representing Wood Plc at system and software assurance audits and meetings with clients and other contractors

Skills / Qualifications


  • Professional Institution accredited Degree or Post Graduate qualification in an engineering, computing or scientific discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • It is essential that anyone interested is, or can be, Security Cleared and is a UK national.

Desired experience and skills:-

  • System Engineering or Software quality assurance and some experience of RTCA DO-178C and RTCA DO-254.
  • Strong background of industrial standards, process concepts, continuous improvement and development assurance.
  • Able to evaluate key work products and process performance against standards, perform analysis on the evaluation of results. Identify issues, project risks and provide insights to affect product and process quality.
  • Developed communication skills both written an oral.
  • Good interpersonal skills, to work as part of a CI&E technical and safety team.
  • A willingness to travel if required for an individual project.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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