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Continuous Improvement & Quality Assurance Lead


Continuous Improvement & Quality Assurance Lead

QA/Test and Inspection


Accountable to the Training and Assurance Manager for leading the Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement function across LMUK SS, ensuring the application of industry best practices and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality and continuous improvement goals are met. This role is the recognised point of contact in the business for all quality and continuous improvement matters.
Responsible for ensuring that the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard and other related standards are maintained across all LMUK SS activities.
Promote and develop the Comprehensive Assessment Program ensuring all assessment and monitoring activities are recorded and conducting subsequent trend analysis and facilitating any Root Cause Analysis Activity should it be required.
Develop and maintain Continuous Improvement Strategy in support of the LMUK SS Business Excellence Plan. Support leadership in delivering functional excellence plans and lead Structured Improvement Activities.
Encourage and inspire individuals at all levels in the organisation to embrace change and promote Continuous Improvement as a cornerstone of LMUK SS’s culture whilst providing coaching and mentoring to LMUK SS’s Greenbelts.
Responsible for the line management of the CI&QA team

Job Reference Number


Employee Type

Full Time



United Kingdom

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin UK – Strategic Systems (LMUK SS) is the single contractor providing specialist Waterfront In-Service Support to the Royal Navy's Trident Strategic Weapon System (SWS). The company plays a supporting role in the operational readiness of the nation's nuclear deterrent on board VANGUARD class Trident Submarines and provides the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with safe, efficient and responsive support. LMUK SS, as part of the ABL Alliance with AWE and Babcock, is also responsible for the management of operations at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport (RNAD(C)). Looking to the future, LMUK SS supports the joint US and UK submarine design efforts in New London Connecticut and Barrow-in–Furness.

Clearance Required for Role


Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?


Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Proven experience of working with in a quality role in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in improvement activities.
  • Experience as an Auditor

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Green Belt or Black Belt Certified

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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