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Quality Assurance Team Leader

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  • Location

    Qatar

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    competitive

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

  • Contact email:

    Louise.Wardle@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    178031LW_1595438385

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-05

  • Start date:

    2021 (TBC)

Our Qatar based client BAE Systems Strategic Aerospace Services (BSL) is recruiting a Quality Assurance Team Leader with a defence background for a permanent role in Qatar.

The Quality Assurance Team Leader is responsible to the Quality Manager for leading a team to provide assurance against the appropriate regulatory, statutory and business requirements.

The role holder may be required to carry out additional or alternative tasks from time to time, subject to holding the appropriate qualifications.

The post will be established in the Qatar Project Team at a suitable time to work in association with the Quality Manager to develop and maintain the Qatar Business Management System. The post will also be responsible for establishing and managing an On Base Audit Schedule compliant to the Continuing Airworthiness Regulatory Framework.

Key aspects of the Quality Assurance Team Leader role includes:

Performance indicators - Ensure the effective leadership of Maintenance and Support Assurance activities by setting delivery targets, monitoring progress and developing performance improvement programmes.

Prioritise activities within/across teams to maximise efficiency. Represents the Quality Manager at management reviews, where necessary. Responsible for the assessment of escalated issues for any impact on Continuing Airworthiness and generating effective resolution, or sponsoring escalation to management, as appropriate.

Completion of activities - In association with the Quality Manager, ensure all Maintenance and Support Assurance activities are appropriately documented and the appropriate airworthiness records are maintained on relevant systems (IT/paper based). Ensure all Maintenance and Support Assurance activities are performed by suitably qualified, experienced and authorised personnel. Ensure the integration of Maintenance and Support Assurance activity within the business, including the engagement of key stakeholders at all stages of the process. Provide support and guidance to the teams.

Procedure/standards - Lead the Maintenance and Support Assurance team(s) compliance with the Assurance Exposition, its associated procedures and standards, and any other company procedures and standards, as applicable. Identify, propose and implement change as required, whilst ensuring compliance.

Management System Assurance - In association with the Quality Manager, ensure Maintenance and Support Assurance team(s) activities are compliant Airworthiness Regulatory Framework through the delivery of an Audit Plan. Ensure Process Confirmations and independent assurance audits are supported by Aircraft Maintenance and Support Assurance personnel and integrated within/across teams. Manage the response to audit findings in a timely and appropriate manner and provide information into the relevant reviews. Generate and implement effective improvements to overcome any non-compliance and monitor effectiveness

Statutory / Regulatory & Legislative requirements - Able to demonstrate a detailed understanding and application of the relevant Continuing Airworthiness Regulatory framework and ensure any Regulatory-driven changes are implemented within the Aircraft Maintenance and Support Assurance team(s) activities. Ensure compliance with all other requirements, e.g. ITAR, EaPW, ISO, etc.

Contractual Requirements - In association with the Quality Manager, ensure compliance with applicable contractual requirements, e.g. through support to contract reviews and ensure any changes are implemented into Aircraft Maintenance and Support Assurance activities, as appropriate.

Core Activity

The post will be established in the Qatar Project Team at a suitable time to work in association with the Quality Manager to develop and maintain the Qatar Business Management System. The post will also be responsible for delivering an On Base Audit Schedule compliant to the Continuing Airworthiness Regulatory Framework including Product Audits as required.

The role will assure compliance with appropriate expositions, standards and associated procedures.

The role will lead the implementation of embedded Assurance management across all aspects of the M&S business and support managers in understanding the practical applications of regulatory material, through effective identification of conformance and non-conformance.

The role will promote a positive assurance culture and embed the widespread use of preventative action across the delivery streams and contracts.

The role will assist in providing as required assurance oversight to the Acceptance activities of the Support Deliverables from BAE Systems Air.

Key Accountabilities

Has responsibility for the leadership of a number of assurance auditors.

Act as an additional contact for Assurance and provide appropriate liaison to the customer and regulatory organisations with regard to assurance requirements & activities.

Conduct audits in line the integrated audit programme.

Compile audit reports, highlighting any issues for escalation including the status of non-conformities to promote timely closure.

Qualifications/Functional Knowledge

Recognised assurance/lead auditor qualification, complimented with vocational experience acceptable to the approving competent authority.

Working knowledge of appropriate regulatory requirements, including their interaction and application.

Ability to maintain independence from areas to be assured.

Ability to support a continuous improvement culture underpinned by appropriate management reporting systems and escalation processes.

Analytical thinker with strong detail orientation and experience in root cause analysis.

Ability to analyse & interpret data trends and understand the impact potential of cumulative risk.

Understanding and application of current IT systems used for assurance and Team Management activities.

Full understanding of Maintenance and Training Regulations.

Candidates without the required recognised assurance/lead auditor qualification with aerospace/defence experience will not be considered for this role but there are other roles that might be of interest so please check on www.morson.com.

Due to the volume of CVs received if you have not had a response within 48 hours please take it that your application will not be progressed.