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Quality Assurance Engineer

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    Aerospace Project Management

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    £0.00 - £40.00 per hour

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    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Role Overview:

Our client is looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Engineer to be based at their site in Basildon. This exciting and demanding role will be supporting a number of Projects driving quality at the front end of the design and ensuring this is maintained throughout the Product Lifecycle. 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.

Job Description:

Providing independent Quality Assurance Governance ensuring that Projects are executed in accordance with defined business 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 AS9100D 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

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge:


  • HNC / HND in an Engineering discipline
  • At Least 7+ years practical experience working in a quality assurance / project assurance discipline within an electronic design and manufacture environment preferably in Defence Industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the requirements of AS9100 / ISO 9001 (and equivalent standards e.g. AQAP, Def Stans etc)
  • Management of complex, demanding international Supply Chain
  • Self-motivated individual who works on own initiative and is comfortable leading or being of a team


  • The management and conducting of First Article Verification Activities for complex systems
  • 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)
  • Certificate / Diploma in Quality Management
  • Detailed knowledge of Advanced Quality Planning Tools, 8D, and Process FMEAs.
  • Ability to lead a multiple disciplined Assurance Teams
  • Preparation and execution of detailed SMART Quality Assurance Plans within a project environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of customer and supplier liaison
  • Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • At least 4 years' experience of quality auditing, including within the Supply Chain environment
  • Experience with US Prime Contractor / Government contracts including the Flow down of FAR's and DFAR's
  • Corporate membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (or working towards)