Principal Supplier Performance Engineer

Requisition Number:  15386
Company:  W Electric Sweden AB

Västerås, SE

At Westinghouse Electric Company, we are pioneers in nuclear technology and our technology is the basis for nearly half of the world's commercial nuclear power plants in operation. Today, we are also building several new reactors that contribute to more fossil-free energy. Globally, we have over 10,000 employees in 19 countries, of which 1,000 are at our Swedish workplaces in Västerås and Täby. Our Swedish operations were founded in 1969 and supply nuclear fuel as well as products and services in automation, maintenance, testing and decommissioning for customers around the world. Read more about us 


Are you creative and result-oriented with experience in high quality standards and component manufacturing? Are you interested in working with advanced technology, together with an innovative team? Do you also want to contribute to a better climate and a future filled with clean energy?


Welcome to Westinghouse Global Supply Chain Solution and Supplier Performance Engineering Team! We are 64 employees in areas such as manufacturing process experts, fuel manufacturing supplier managers or supplier performance engineers, working together to develop and continuously improve our world-class supply base by deploying Industry-Best Operations and Manufacturing Processes.


In the role of Principal Supplier Performance Engineer in our team, you will be a key player in implementing delivery certainty (on-time ; on-quality) models to realise the full supplier cultural and commercial potential and draw on our quality assurance and risk management experience in highly regulated, politically charged, stakeholder rich environments.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Your contribution for a carbon-free future
As Principal Supplier Performance Engineer here with us, your main responsibility is to manage and oversee relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of high-quality metal work components, and contribute to solutions to the complex aspects of a project or process. This role involves working closely with suppliers to establish and maintain strong relationships, monitor performance, ensure delivery certainty and identify areas for improvement.

Among other things, this means that you will:


  • Supplier Management area:
    • Manage flow down of Quality and Technical requirements to suppliers, e.g., NQA-1, ISO, Design Specifications, Approved Processes, etc.
    • Drive the supplier performance, including supplier performance scorecard/dashboard. Ensures maximum value is received for the Purchase Order that WEC places to its suppliers, including full compliance to the quality and technical specifications
    • Be responsible to develop Performance Improvement Plans for poor or negative trends in performance, and managing those plans to completion. This includes owning the Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) process: performing cause analyses and verifying completion of preventative and corrective actions
    • Lead and escalate significant “quality events”, coordinating activities, issuing timely communications, identifying stakeholders, etc. to ensure prompt identification of impacted products, disposition, & corrective action. This requires engaging his extensive technical experience and capabilities for providing Manufacturing technical expertise to the supplier when needed
    • Coordinate supplier documentation reviews by appropriate W functions, including the Supplier Non-Conformance Reports
    • Provide regular progress report to the Business Unit Stakeholders (Project Manager, Program Director, etc..) with an effective communication
    • Support Commercial Operations and Legal for Quality/technical bases of supplier claims, as required


  • Supplier Oversight area:
  • Evaluate procurement risk, soliciting stakeholder input, and leveraging tools and resources to develop and manage Oversight Plans and estimates:
    • Defining Witness and Hold points during the manufacturing
    • Executing or delegating oversight of key supplier operations and activities, documenting results and taking appropriate actions
    • Supporting the project management team to interface with Supplier Quality Organization for performing Quality surveillance


In addition to your daily tasks, you will also evaluate and develop suppliers by:

  • Conducting overall supplier assessments: evaluating supplier capabilities for highly complex technical products, processes and systems, and ensuring that a supplier manufacturing facility has all the machines, spare parts, material, components, and supplies require to operate.
  • Leading supplier development and qualification activities for new products and cost reduction efforts with a subject matter expert approach. This includes identification of project risks and mitigating actions, managing project schedules, approval of supplier process documents, process capability analyses, measurement system analyses, input to design for manufacturability, etc.

The role is placed in Vasteras, Sweden, with a possibility to work remotely on 2 to 3 days per week and will need you to visit suppliers’ location on regular basis (frequent travels).

We are looking for you 

To be a good match for this role, we believe that you have personal, industrial and nuclear safety as a key area of concern and are experienced in leading multiple, complex and cross functional projects, as the work includes working with multicultural teams, with high quality manufacturing standards (ASME, nuclear grades,…). You have 10 years experience in engineering or manufacturing of mechanical components (tubes appreciated) and you are knowledgeable in supplier process capability analysis.

We also believe that you thrive in this very demanding environment and that you are keen to continuously learn and improve your hard and soft skills!


Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Mechanical/Material Engineering
  • Be familiar with Term & Conditions and risk management
  • Having some knowledges about Design-To-Manufacturing and Manufacturing Readiness Level process
  • Example of Manufacturing related skills:
    • Heat Treatment, cleanliness and contamination check, Hydrostatic Leak Test,
    • Dimensional test (ovality, wall thinning , G-value Control)
    • Bending operation, Marking, Cutting and Deburring, Straightening,
    • Material tests (Chemical Analysis, Tensile, Hot Tensile, Corrosion Test, Hardness, Roughness test;
    • Nondestructive tests, like UT inspections, EC Inspections, VT, DT
  • Fluent in Swedish and English (TOEIC 850 or equivalent)

You also have to meet the criteria for access to the company’s, partners’ and clients’ technologies.


 Apply today! 

Welcome with your application including CV and cover letter. We interview candidates on a continuous basis, so please send in your application as soon as possible!

Security clearance is carried out as part of the recruitment process.


For more information about the role, please contact the hiring manager Xavier Delrieu, or +33 617 37 13 97

Union agreement 

This role belongs to the union agreement Teknikavtalet.

Union representatives

Akademikerföreningen på Westinghouse (AFW): Cecilia Wahlström, +46 21 44 01 505, 

Unionen: Maria Gunnarsson, +46 21 347 595, 

IF Metall: Zlatko Grbic, +46 732 367 035, 



We offer 

At Westinghouse, we offer an inspiring work environment in a high-tech industry. You will be a part of a network of global experts from several different areas and we offer great opportunities for competence development and career growth, both in Sweden and abroad. 
As a member of our team, you will work together with engaged colleagues and be a part of an environment that is both challenging and supportive. Many of our positions are based in activity-based environments which enables a flexible workplace. 

At Westinghouse, we have a strong safety culture. Our business is covered by the union agreement Teknikavtalet and local agreements.


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