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Program Quality Engineer

Program Quality Engineer

Job Title: Program Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Malden, Surrey
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: HQ00013103_1496318948
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email: neil@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: June 01, 2017 13:09

Job Description

Your experience in Quality Engineering and knowledge of program auditing will play a crucial part in monitoring and implementing programs to time, budget and quality through review and audit. Using your background in technical engineering or science and experience in quality engineering, you will oversee process assurance on military programs. This also covers design engineering and the commercial software development of radar and charting products.

You will be working for a worldwide company with over 100 years of history in the marine and navigation industries working on a variety of exciting and challenging defence programs. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

Read on for specifics on the job. To apply click the Apply Now button at the bottom of the page.

About the Job:

The client requires a Program Quality Engineer to perform a quality assurance role providing independent oversight of all major programs. This job includes:
Independent verification and validation to confirm meet customer requirements.
Raise Corrective Action Requests to maintain program, process & product quality levels, and follow up on agreed Corrective Actions.
Provide written Quality Assurance reports as needed.
Review and authorise customer deliverable documents, change requests and test specifications.
Facilitate and conduct vendor assessments for key program suppliers.
Monitor and audit sub-contractors as required to maintain quality integrity.
Generate program audit schedules, and ensure audits are carried out to schedule.
Audit all aspects of large programs (including software), and conduct internal ISO9001:2015 audits on the business.
Ensure all audit observations and non-conformities are followed through to close out internally and at suppliers.
Compile Program Specific Procedures (PSPs) as required.
Organise and facilitate program Lessons Learned sessions.
Attend and contribute to Project Design Reviews as panel member.
Generate concessions to customer, and process concessions from suppliers.
Work closely with Program Teams and Engineering to ensure all required quality standards are met for both hardware and software.
Inspection of system hardware builds and wiring to drawings.
Raising Defect Reports and facilitating internal and customer product Non-conformance Reviews.
Witness integration, test & acceptance activities making sure they are conducted in accordance with documentation and good practice.
To attend Sea Trials as needed.
Support the Continuous Improvement strategy and flow down of C/I initiatives.

About You:

To be an ideal fit for this job, you will have sound engineering and quality knowledge and experience of working on large Government defence and commercial programs as well as a degree (or equivalent) in science, technical, software or engineering. A sound knowledge of international and defence engineering and quality standards is needed along with knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard.
A qualified auditor is preferred, otherwise relevant experience of internal auditing and supplier assessment is needed. You will need knowledge of modern electronic and mechanical assemblies and manufacturing, as well as knowledge of software development, integration and test life cycle and methodologies (Waterfall, Agile).
Knowledge of the marine industry would be useful as would a familiarity with Marine Equipment Directive or Radar/electronic charting or other electronic navigational systems.

Program Quality Engineer
New Malden
£35,000 - £45,000
Permanent

Keywords: Quality, Engineer, Quality Assurance, QA, QC, Quality Control, Audit, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Non-conformance, ISO 9001, Corrective Actions, Marine, Design.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent role.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.