Quality Engineer

March 22, 2024

Are you a dynamic and innovative Quality Engineer eager to make a meaningful impact on the journey to net zero emissions in the gas industry? Join us in a transformative role that merges your technical expertise with unmatched development opportunities and a clear pathway for advancing your career.

Who are we?

Orbital has innovated within the gas industry since our inception in 1984, we have paved the way, developing technologies and solutions used throughout the UK gas industry still utilised in today’s
national infrastructure. Our next chapter under nZero ownership and new challenge is to aid in the gas industries transition to net zero and we are looking for passionate capable people to join our team.

What is the role?

As a Quality Engineer within our ranks, you will play a pivotal role in reshaping the landscape of the gas sector while advancing your own professional journey.


  • Monitoring, controlling and coordinating quality assurance and control activities in the delivery of a variety of modular packages to the Gas Transmission and Distribution sector.
  • Support the Project Manager and/or Project Engineers to write appropriate Inspection and Test Plans for each assigned, then monitor and ensure they are signed off at each required stage.
  • Work with Project Managers, Engineers, and Manufacturing to prioritize tasks and workflow.
  • Coordination, generation and implementation of improvement plans within the process.
  • Conduct Project documentation and process audits at facility and Sites to ensure compliance to standards and Client specifications and internal procedures.
  • Coordinate and lead mid-project and post-project lessons learned feeding back to the business as toolbox talks/feedback sessions as necessary.
  • Work with Project Support Officers and Client to ensure data books are completed to the level of quality and timeliness required.
  • Ensure build paperwork is progressed correctly, auditing as necessary in line with procedures.
  • Coordinating factory third party inspections (i.e. DSEAR) and ensuring Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) documentation is completed to the standard required at facility and Sites.
  • Promote and enforce the NCR system to ensure non-conformances, internal and Supplier issues, and corrective actions are documented and closed.
  • Work with the Site Teams to ensure processes, inspections, and documentation are compliant to standards and Client specifications and internal procedures.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the QHSE Management System to ensure compliance to standards and internal procedures.
  • Promote continuous improvement in the business to reduce Cost of Non-Quality.


  • Degree or equivalent in a Quality or Engineering related discipline.
  • Experience in Quality Management standards (particularly ISO9001, ISO/IEC 80079- 34).
  • Previous experience in a quality engineer, quality assurance, or related role
  • Auditor qualification and experience.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance in the Engineering / Manufacturing industry.

Development Opportunities and Career Progression

At Orbital we are deeply invested in fostering your professional growth. As a Quality Engineer within the nZero group you’ll gain access to:

  • Tailored developmental plans to elevate your technical competencies and deepen your grasp of industry dynamics.
  • Cross-disciplinary training to broaden your perspective across various facets of the gas industry.
  • Full support for pursuing pertinent certification and support to pursue further education on sustainability technologies.


Attractive benefits package including:

  • 25 annual leave per year plus bank and public holidays
  • Option to buy 3 additional days annual leave.
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay after 2 years of service.
  • Death in Service
  • Income protection scheme
  • Employer Pensions contribution
  • Access to vocational rehabilitation
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free eye test and money off glasses
  • Long service vouchers and additional holidays
  • Wedding vouchers
  • Option to join Sports social club for £4 a month which allows you to attend events at reduced cost or for free.

Why Choose Us:

  • Competitive remuneration package bolstered by comprehensive benefits.
  • Collaborative and vibrant workspace that thrives on ingenuity and creative problem-solving.
  • Chance to contribute directly to groundbreaking endeavours that are redefining the trajectory of the gas sector.
  • Transparent pathways for advancing your career within a forward-marching organisation.
  • Strong emphasis on work-life equilibrium and the holistic well-being of every team member.

The people make the place!

We believe in ensuring all our staff enjoy coming to work. Enabling and fostering a work environment where individuals find joy and fulfilment in their roles is a paramount priority to Orbital.

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