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General Electric Development Quality Assurance Engineer in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The Development Quality Engineer supports Engineering projects by assuring that the projects allocated to them follow their agreed and approved engineering plans. As the eyes and ears of the customer, the quality assurance engineer, in conjunction with the project, develops the quality assurance plan, and then, by means of audits and reviews, helps the project demonstrate compliance as they deliver for their customers in accordance with customer requirements and the applicable regulatory standards. Committed to continuous improvement, the Development Quality Department requires its quality engineers to identify, develop, plan, and execute on quality process improvement in support of Engineering projects.

Job Description

  • Support the Quality Assurance Manager on assigned projects to achieve process assurance to programme and budget.

  • Develop and maintain the Project Specific Quality Assurance Plan against an agreed Basis of Estimate (BoE).

  • Monitor and control the DQA budget against the agreed BoE and Project Specific Quality Assurance Plan informing project of budgetary spend against achievements.

  • Conduct timely DQA activities as detailed within the Project Specific Quality Assurance Plan, including auditing, document reviews, test oversight, attending reviews etc; raising DQA records and process Non-Compliance (NCs) where and when appropriate.

  • Provide status reporting to project and the DQA team.

  • Establish and maintain communication with the engineering project team, project management and customer to ensure the voice of DQA is heard, while resolved any DQA issues in a timely manner.

  • Broadening knowledge of standards, practices and procedures in own discipline to execute functional policy/strategy; still developing functional knowledge and skills.

  • Basic understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. Good understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

  • Has autonomy to plan and manage DQA activities and make decisions within a defined framework while highlighting any need for assistance as and when required. Resolves issues in situations that require good knowledge and judgment within established procedures. Consults more senior team members for issues outside of defined policy/parameters.

  • Requires good written and verbal interpersonal skills. For customer facing roles, develops strong customer relationships and serves as the interface between customer and GE. Explains DQA activities and responsibilities to others.

  • Support and facilitate project improvement initiatives.

  • Activity support, facilitate and promote improvement initiatives within the DQA team.

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Performance based annual bonus

  • Non-contributory Pension          

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection            

  • Private medical cover    

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No