Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Date Posted:

Thursday April 28, 2022




up to £65,000


35 per week

Our client designs and develops the technologies needed for high-speed flight. They create pioneering applied technologies that have the potential to change the face of a wide range of commercial industries – from aerospace and automotive to energy. This is a hybrid opportunity, working from home on average 2 days per week.

Reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance, the Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for upgrading the quality management system to be compliant with the aerospace standard AS9100 and EASA Part 21 G POA. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the accreditation and continually improving the QA system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of quality assurance policies, plans and quality procedures and operational procedures to ensure compliance with AS9100 quality standard
  • Implement POA approval and certification to EASA Part21G
  • Lead a cross functional team of QA and PA Engineers
  • Provide Quality Assurance/Product Assurance support to the project teams  
  • Working with Company departments and staff to ensure the successful implementation of quality assurance policies, plans and procedures
  • Writing and implementing AS9100 compliant procedures
  • Verification of compliance to quality processes by undertaking internal quality audits
  • Undertaking supplier audits to ensure compliance with required quality standards
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of corrective measures from AS9100 audit findings
  • Manage the AS9100 accreditation audit process
  • Implement and manage the Part21G POA production certification
  • Working with and managing external auditors
  • Assessing customer quality requirements and ensuring that these are met
  • Providing status updates on the development, implementation and maintenance of the Quality Assurance System
  • Identification of improvements to the Quality Management System and the implementation of appropriate changes

Experience, Qualifications, Skills & Behaviours

  • Quality assurance experience in the aerospace sector, including implementation of an AS9100 quality management system
  • Experience in implementing quality management systems and obtaining third party accreditation is essential
  • Experience in quality assurance auditing (both internal and with suppliers)
  • Understanding the product development lifecycle
  • Experience with quality tools, including root cause and corrective action and process auditing
  • Excellent knowledge of BS EN 9100 and AS9100 Quality Assurance standards
  • Skilled in writing and implementing procedures
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Self-motivated but with the ability to work successfully with inter-disciplinary teams, providing guidance and inspiration
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex data to stakeholders at all levels, including Customers and Senior Management
  • Work to a high level of detail and establish appropriate priorities in carrying out responsibilities and in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to build effective working relationships quickly in a busy, challenging, and dynamic organisation
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and HSG65 management system desirable

In return, this role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, employer matching company pension scheme, company share scheme, life assurance, bonus scheme,  and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.

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