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Product Assurance Lead Engineer

  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: : BBBH111239
  • Location: England, Surrey
  • Sector: Quality Assurance / Product Assurance, Aerospace
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 04/08/2017

Product Assurance Lead Engineer - Contract
12 months
Surrey
Requirements
  • To provide proactive and pragmatic Product Assurance engineering support to my clients project teams.
  • To provide functional leadership to the Project Product Assurance Engineers.
  • To ensure that the project is appropriately delivered to the contractual PA plan and project requirements.
  • Represent the Project Team from a Product Assurance perspective in customer facing and supplier facing milestone reviews, non-conformance review boards and Prime & ESA facing monthly progress meetings

Key Tasks;
  • Deploy & lead project allocated Product Assurance resource to ensure successful delivery of the project.
  • Support/audit projects to ensure that they are delivering to the applicable PA plan and contractual requirements.
  • Support Prime and ESA facing Product Assurance progress meetings, providing status reports and inputs as required.
  • Support customer facing milestone reviews (Design Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, Shipment Readiness Reviews, Delivery Readiness Reviews) including generation of PA related documentation, resolution of review item discrepancies and presentation of PA related information.
  • Support supplier facing milestone reviews (Design Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, Shipment Readiness Reviews, Delivery Readiness Reviews) including review of data packs, submission of review item discrepancies, participation at reviews and supporting my clients Procurement & Engineering teams in determining an appropriate review outcome.
  • Support project teams in management of non-conformance, working with engineers to address and close.
  • Chair customer facing Major non-conformance review boards and facilitate project teams in effective and appropriate resolution of the issues.
  • Managing, processing and obtaining my clients level approval of supplier RFD, RFW and RFA in conjunction with my client.
  • Support project teams with correct generation, review & release of documentation.
  • Support mandatory inspection points (MIPs) for my client & supplier hardware as needed, involving review of documentation, general verification of the build status and overall inspection.
  • Participation in audits of suppliers to the company as needed.
  • Facilitate processing approvals of supplier EEE parts and associated parts approval documents with the support of relevant technical experts
  • Facilitate processing approvals of supplier materials, parts and processes.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience;
  • Technical background and a number of years working in an environment in which quality assurance has been a major consideration.
  • Experience in space technologies or similar engineering background in product assurance would be preferable.
  • Experience in delivering Product Assurance in an ECSS environment
  • Experience in a project led design and development environment.

A working understanding of some of the following technologies/disciplines would be an advantage;
  • Analogue / digital electronics & components
  • RF and / or EMC
  • Composite Structures
  • Spacecraft integration / test
  • Materials
  • Experience of chairing meetings would be an advantage
  • Experience of customer facing or supplier facing reviews


Knowledge & Skills;
  • Possess the necessary drive and energy to facilitate and motivate project teams and individuals in effectively & efficiently resolving product assurance and quality issues
  • Ability to apply a pragmatic approach to Product Assurance to ensure the overall best outcome for the success of the project and mission.
  • Ability to proactively progress work to completion, drawing on inputs from the rest of the project team
  • Able to work within a pressurised environment
  • Highly organised; good project/time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances
  • Good written, interpersonal and customer presentation skills.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.