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Senior Quality Engineer (Milton Keynes, UK)
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Senceive wireless remote condition monitoring technology is used in 35 countries in rail, construction and mining. Our precise, reliable and robust products are built to empower clients responsible for high value and at-risk assets. Senceive users installed more than 30,000 sensors last year – helping them manage ground and structural movement, landslide risk, geotechnical behaviour, rail track movement and much more. Systems are installed in minutes and last more than a decade with minimal maintenance – helping users to mitigate engineering risk without visiting site.

We’ve been designing, building and supporting the best wireless condition monitoring technology since 2005. As part of the Previan group of companies we are growing fast and have highly ambitious plans for the coming years.

The Role

We are seeking the right individual to join our Quality Team, working as part of the wider Operations team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As a Quality Engineer you will aim to achieve zero defects through quality control and continuous improvement, and to champion a quality mindset throughout a rapidly growing business.

Reporting, Location & Travel

This role reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is based in Milton Keynes. There may be an occasional requirement for national travel, primarily to meet suppliers and customers and support product deployment.

Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities include, although are not limited to the following:

Day to day activities:

  • Develop and implement quality standards and quality control systems
  • Test and inspect electronics components and mechanical systems
  • Develop test methods and techniques
  • Monitor and analyse quality performance
  • Inspect and test materials, equipment, processes, and products to ensure quality specifications are met
  • Liaise with Operations, Technical and Quality to develop and implement controls and improvements
  • Ensure that workflows, processes, and products comply with safety regulations
  • Investigate and troubleshoot product or production issues
  • Develop corrective actions, solutions, and improvements
  • Identify ways to reduce waste and maximise resources
  • Prepare and present reports to qualify test, procedures and standards

Ongoing activities:

  • Provide data analysis and deliver continuous improvement methodology throughout product lifecycle
  • Conduct product investigations using appropriate investigation techniques; Root Cause, Kaizen, 8D and other investigation techniques
  • Work with Suppliers/NPD team using failureproof techniques and process failure proofing (PFMEA, FMEA)
  • Managing post launch product changes and deliverables
  • As part of the team provide pre and post launch data packs for review

Relevant Skills & Competencies


Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following relevant skills and competencies:

  • A flexible approach with the ability to multi-task and work to varying priorities and deadlines in order to meet the needs of the business
  • Strong ability at decision making and problem solving
  • A positive, professional attitude and a desire to complete tasks to the highest standard
  • A team player willing and able to collaborate actively and effectively with colleagues, gaining respect from those around them
  • A strong communicator at all levels, with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to perform under pressure

​​​​​​​Relevant Knowledge & Experience


Candidates should assess their suitability against the following essential and/or desirable relevant knowledge and experience:


  • Experience in electronics and/or mechanical engineering
  • Demonstrable experience in quality engineering, quality assurance or similar
  • A degree level in quality, electronics, industrial, or mechanical engineering
  • An understanding of the product lifecycle
  • Experience in root cause and failure analysis tools
  • Good level of problem solving ability applying a methodical approach to discover, identify and resolve issues encountered using any methodology; 5W, 8D, Lean Six Sigma


  • Good working knowledge across the entire range of quality responsibilities; Supplier Quality, Goods Receipt, Final Inspection, Field Quality and Warranty
  • An understanding of ISO 9001 or similar
  • ASQ certification is advantageous
  • Experience of using ERP systems
  • Good MS Office skills including Excel for data analysis

​​​​​​​Employee Benefits

In return for a rewarding and fulfilling career, successful candidates can look forward to receiving a competitive salary, plus a number of additional employee benefits:

  • Annual Leave Entitlement: Employees have twenty-five days annual leave entitlement each year, for use between January to December; this is in addition to Bank Holidays of which there are typically eight.
  • Pension Scheme: Employees are automatically enrolled into the Company’s Workplace Pension Scheme with personal contributions of 5% or more, with the company matching contributions up to 5%.
  • Group Life Assurance: Employees are automatically enrolled into the Company’s GLA scheme which pays 4 x salary in the event of death in service, and includes an Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 advice line and a healthcare app.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Employees have the opportunity to purchase bikes and accessories at significantly reduced rates, with repayments made through salary sacrifice over a period of 12-18 months.
  • Tech Scheme: similarly to the Cycle to Work scheme, Employees are able to purchase laptops, phones, appliances and more from Currys at discounted rates, with repayments made through salary sacrifice over a period of 12 months.
  • Learning & Development: Employees are encouraged to continue their career development with a variety of training courses and development opportunities available.

Full details of the Employee Benefits are available upon request, or will be made available on provision of an offer of employment.