Senior Project Assurance Engineer

30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Project Assurance Engineer


Job Description

Working predominantly in the EW (Land & Naval) & Naval C4ISR Business Areas, providing an independent assurance, to the Business Areas Senior Management that projects are executed in accordance with defined processes and that agreed customer quality requirements are realised in line with planned customer expectations. To provide specialist Project Assurance support to Customers, Project Managers and the Supply Chain, while ensuring delivery of agreed quality requirements throughout the project lifecycle.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Effective capture and implementation of customer-specific quality requirements (Incl: Def. Stans and AQAPs),
  • Ensuring that requirements are articulated in management plans, engineering specifications and drawings,
  • The Quality Management of the project's international Supply Chain, via effective flow-down of quality requirements, surveillance audits and First Article Verification Activities,
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of project realisation activities, and reporting status to Senior Management and QA (e.g. witness testing, review and approval of engineering documents and software),
  • Management of Project quality issues (e.g. C of Cs, Advice Notes, Concessions),
  • Act as the primarily focal point of contact on all customer project quality issues. (incl. complaint management), and the Supply Chain.
  • In consultation with the PM / Subcontract Management ensure the quality of deliverables from Supply Chain.
  • Conduct Data Analysis (MRB / FRB) and report preparation activities on behalf of the Project Assurance Manager and Project Managers.
  • Support the Project Assurance Manager in managing the AS9100 Rev C Management System Requirements and conducting Internal Audit against a Program that ensures activities are conducted in accordance with the defined management system.
  • Bid support and the planning of Project Assurance effort for budgeting purposes.

Skil ls, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Essential: Practical experience working in a quality assurance / project assurance discipline within an electronic design and manufacture environment preferably in Defence Industry.
  • Essential: Extensive knowledge of the requirements of AS9100 / ISO 9001 (and equivalent standards e.g. AQAP, Def Stans etc).
  • Essential: Have the ability to obtain SC level of security clearance.
  • Essential: Management of complex, demanding international Supply Chain.
  • Desirable: The management and conducting First Article Verification Activities, for complex systems.
  • Desirable: Computer literate, ability to use, review and interrogate data held on the management system (SAP). Prepare reports in line with company processes (MS Office etc).
  • Desirable: Communication skills, ability to deliver detailed information to customers at all levels within the business (e.g. attend high-level meetings, deliver clear and concise presentations).
  • Desirable: Detailed knowledge of Advanced Quality Planning Tools, 8D, and Process FMEAs.
  • Desirable: Ability to lead a multiple disciplined Assurance Teams.
  • Desirable: Preparation and execution of detailed SMART Quality Assurance Plans within a project environment.
  • Desirable: Demonstrable knowledge of customer and supplier liaison.
  • Desirable: Experience of quality auditing, including within the Supply Chain environment.

Intrin sic Factors

This is an office-based role using display screen equipment; working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment, with frequent travel throughout the UK and abroad, sometimes at short notice.

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