Lead Quality Engineer (Construction Products)

Posted 19 January 2024
Salary £33000 - £40000 per annum
LocationCounty Antrim
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Lead Quality Engineer

Location: Toomebridge

Full Time permanent position

Daytime hour role Monday to Friday (Early start and finish)


Our Client is a large established local firm who have a strong reputation for being a good employer in the local area. This position has become available as they have secured new contracts and the current Quality Manager has a lot of pressure on their position. They are therefore looking someone who can assist him lead and guide the Quality Technicians / Inspectors, who can assist when customers come to site and occasionally visit customer sites in Ireland / UK (It is estimated up to maybe a max of 8-10 overnights a year, to meet business needs, although its currently less than this).

Role and responsibilities of Lead Quality Engineer:

  • Assist the Quality Manager in leading 6 quality inspectors / technicians
  • Carrying out QA checks on construction related products ensuring they meet requirements of customer specifications and relevant BS/EU Standards.
  • Ability to work to strict specifications and drawings.
  • Complete, review and submit all required QA records.
  • Record all non-conformances and maintain non-Conforming log.
  • Liaising with customer to resolve quality matters.
  • Partake in establishing Root Cause of problems.
  • Reporting to QA Team Leader
  • Willing to lead a team of QA checkers under the guidance of QA Team Leader.
  • Any other duties related to quality control and project management.

Essential for Lead Quality Engineer:

  • A minimum of 4 years experience within Quality Engineering / Manufacturing - Ideally within construction related products
  • Experience in dealing directly with Clients on site within a Quality Capacity
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Ability in working to and adhering strictly to technical specifications and drawings
  • Ability to go to UK and Ireland sites, maybe up to 10 nights a year
  • Experience in guiding more Junior Quality Engineers or Quality Inspectors / Quality Technicians

If this role is of interest; or if you have a relatable skillset that might match other similar vacancies; then please send an updated CV via the link on the page, or get in touch with Hugh Nugent to discuss in absolute confidence

Hugh has 11+ years' experience specifically in Engineering / Manufacturing Recruitment and specialises across Senior Executive Placements, Design/Development and Quality Engineering roles throughout Ireland.


This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Toomebridge, Antrim, Derry, Magherafelt, Maghera, Ballymena, Randalstown, Garvagh, Ballymoney, Castledawson, Cookstown, Crumlin areas.