Applying for a new role with a new employer can be daunting. To then have to talk about all your life achievements and how fabulous you are just makes the whole situation even more nerve wrecking! So, if we’re asking you to show off and tell us about all your amazing qualities and skills – it’s only fair we lead by example and tell you all ours. After all, you’re choosing us just as much as we’re choosing you!


  • We’re an award winning business and team – So we know no-one likes a show off, but our team make up 4% of The Manufacturing Top 100 within the UK
  • We understand a work / life balance
  • Offer further internal opportunities
  • We’re a world leader
  • Provide funded training and further education opportunities
  • So far this year we’ve received just under £50M worth of orders – hence why we need some additional hands!


Project Buyer


  • Full time role
  • 35 holidays (inc BH) per annum
  • Pension 6% ER and EE


The purpose of this role is to source, as required, all items required by the Project team within the business, in accordance with procedures, and to best possible commercial terms.

Key Accountabilities

  • Negotiate agreements for the supply of goods and services to meet project requirements at optimum costs
  • Source items as necessary to ensure that all relevant items/services are available to deliver all projects on time, and at minimum cost
  • Identify new and alternative sources of supply to avoid over dependence on too few suppliers and maintain market competitiveness
  • Support the monitoring of supplier performance to ensure that they confirm to the conditions of contract and that they remain as viable businesses capable of meeting the company’s needs
  • Initiate and negotiate annual contracts for specified goods and services to provide project engineers with call off facilities that meet their needs cost effectively
  • Liaise with Project Engineers, Stores, and Operational personnel to gain a full understanding of their needs and brief them on improved sources of supply

Qualifications and Skills

  • Engineering Degree or Equivalent Practice
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience working in a purchasing environment
  • Experience in negotiating of major contracts




Quality Engineer


  • Full time role
  • 35 holidays (inc BH) per annum
  • Pension 6% ER and EE


The purpose of this role is to provide a service to the Quality and Environmental Manager to provide customer confidence in the business processes and procedures and enable the retention of the BS EN ISO 9000 series accreditation by:

  • Providing technical expertise and support to all departments
  • Supporting and implementing new processes into the organisation

Key Accountabilities

  • Control and organise QA activities to maximise the throughput and achieve cost and delivery targets ensuring products comply with the design specification for quality to give customer satisfaction
  • To ensure the above activities comply with the company’s health, safety and environmental policies
  • To assist the manager in monitoring production to minimise defective work thus helping to maximise and achieve quality targets
  • To provide technical support for all metallurgical/material queries raised which affect product quality. This includes queries raised internally, by suppliers, plus potential and existing customers
  • To liaise with customer’s representatives regarding documentation issues, which may affect product quality
  • To maintain, review and update the documentation supporting the QA system
  • To perform internal and external auditing as required
  • To participate in 3rd party auditing as required
  • To review and approve documentation for contracts, ensuring full traceability and auditability
  • To maintain an overview of N.D.E carried out both in-house and subcontract (currently radiography, dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing)
  • To participate in the training of the NVQ apprentices on secondment in QA

Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant Auditor Qualification
  • Quality Engineer Certification


  • An appreciation of health, safety and environmental issues in an engineering business
  • Understanding of Nuclear Industry specifications and requirements
  • Problem solving & continual improvement techniques – 5S, 8D, 5Why’s or Isikawa
  • Knowledge of quality assurance requirements and procedures


  • Proficient Use of Microsoft Packages
  • Experience in supplying technical materials expertise required by an engineering business




Quality Manager


  • Full time role
  • 35 holidays (inc BH) per annum
  • Pension 6% ER and EE
  • Private Medical available



To lead and develop a Team of Quality Engineers, Inspectors and Support Staff in the development and provision of a ‘first class’ Quality Assurance and Control service, systems and technology.

Key Accountabilities

  • To lead and develop a Team of Quality Inspectors, Engineers and support staff and provide a professional and cost efficient Quality Assurance and Control Service, including the deployment of a variety of forms of NDE
  • To develop and maintain an effective Quality Assurance system which ensures robust compliance with ISO 9001/19443 and other industry standards
  • Manage the Quality Control Systems to ensure that customer quality requirements are achieved including effective quality control of suppliers
  • Develop key Quality Metrics and Trends which drive a robust programme of improvements
  • Monitor production activities across the site, and occasionally our off site works, to minimise defective work and promote a right first time approach
  • To benchmark our approach to Quality and Quality performance against appropriate organisations
  • To interface with 2nd & 3rd Party Auditors and Internal and External Customers in relation to quality matters
  • To review existing processes, practices and techniques and implement industry best practice
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures

Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant Lead Auditor Qualification
  • Detailed knowledge of Quality techniques, processes, standards, inspection and NDE techniques
  • Understanding of Nuclear Industry specifications and requirements
  • Competent in material sciences to degree level or equivalent (desirable)
  • Problem Solving & Continual Improvement Techniques
  • An appreciation of health, safety and environmental issues in an engineering business.




Electrical Design Engineer


  • Permanent role with an immediate start
  • Monday – Friday


  • Design project estimates, specifications, layouts and other tender documents in sufficient detail and good order. To enable project tenders and sales submissions to be made to prospective customers and project variation proposals to be made to existing customers.
  • Ensure that the design & project output can be manufactured / realised economically (value engineered) and installed, used & maintained safely in accordance with the legislative requirements appertaining to the project and to ensure the customer’s requirements are satisfied.
  • To set up, control and be responsible for the safe, efficient and timely erection and commissioning of plant and equipment both within workshop assembly and at customers site. This is to include FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), SAT (Site Acceptance Test) and incorporation of as built modifications within the final project document packages.

Skills and Experience

  • IT literate with good knowledge of AutoDesk AutoCAD Electrical to produce Schematic, Layout and block cable diagram.
  • Knowledge and experience of designing and commissioning of MCC (Motor Control Centre), Control panel and Instrumentation panel.
  • Knowledge and experience of using BSEN13849 -1&2 (Design and Validation) to establish Performance Level (PL) for Safety Related Parts of a Control System will be highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of programming and commissioning of PLC (i.e. Rockwell, Siemens) and HMI will be highly advantageous.



To apply for any available positions, please email CV & cover letter to: or by post to: HR, TSP Engineering, Curwen Road, Derwent Howe, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YX

We operate a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for recruitment agencies which is reviewed periodically. We do not accept unsolicited CVs or calls from agencies who are not part of our current PSL. Receipt of unsolicited CVs does not imply an introduction to us and will be considered a gift to TSP Engineering. Should you wish to be considered as a supplier in the future or feel you have a niche skill set you can help with, then please send some company information to . We will only be in contact should we wish to discuss further.  Thank you.

About TSP Engineering Ltd

TSP Engineering delivers high quality, innovative bespoke solutions. As a total solution provider we offer a full range of services including project management, design, manufacture, refurbishment and in-house testing facilities.

Located on Britain’s Energy Coast we employ over 210 people and operate from one of the largest and most comprehensively equipped workshops in the UK. With our years of engineering and manufacturing experience we guarantee to deliver exacting standards of quality and excellent levels of service.

We offer fabrication, machining, fitting, assembly and testing facilities, with a floor capacity of 19,200m2, two five-meter deep manufacturing pits and a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes.

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TSP Engineering Ltd
Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Cumbria, CA14 3YX

Tel: (01900) 68000