QA Engineer

Ref: ZR_6950_JOB  ·  Posted on 05 May 2022


My client is a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high-profile technology programmes across the defence space. They are frontrunners for providing systems engineering, software development and complex programme management for global security, cyber, civil and commercial markets. They are looking to grow on their advanced platforms, weapons and C4ISR capabilities that supply directly into the UK MOD and Military.

They are looking for a QA Engineer to provide oversight and support on maritime programmes within their Hampshire office. These projects can consist of Naval compass and Naval Radar programmes. As the QA representative, you will be responsible for ensuring that activities supporting the programmes are carried out in accordance with regulatory, statutory, company and local plans, processes, and procedures. You will also be working closely with external QA staff as well external customers, suppliers, and client.  

My client is open to candidates who are looking for hybrid working opportunities, but they expect candidates to be based onsite in their Hampshire office. My client would ideally like the candidate to have prior or current experience working on Maritime, Land and Air based programmes but they are open to putting candidates through the security clearance process prior to starting and will help in every step along the way. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about this security clearance check.

If this roles meets your requirements, please apply now!!

Key responsibilities
  • Quality Assurance oversight of the various programmes with a focus on maritime programmes, including their Naval Compass and Naval Radar Programmes.
  • Inspection and acceptance of modification/up-grades carried out on Royal Naval ships.
  • Quality Assurance across the CADMID cycle where required.
  • Arranging, Planning and supporting audits from external (customer, regulatory and certification assessment) bodies.
  • Engagement with external industry, Government and Military Quality Assurance staff.
  • Auditing and approval of suppliers.
Skills & experience
  • Qualified AS9100 Lead auditor (preferred) or Qualified Lead Auditor in one of the following ISO9001, 2000, 27001 or TickITplus.
  • Understanding of Royal Navy ship installation standards and Set-to-Work, Harbour Acceptance Trials, etc.
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent or have a recognised engineering qualification (e.g. apprenticeship, or time-served in armed forces engineering / technical discipline).
  • Familiarity with Agile development techniques.
  • Root Cause Analysis qualification.
  • Occurrence Investigator qualification.
  • Experience estimating work loading and task management.
  • Ability to work with and influence across multiple functions and levels within a small team

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Knowledge of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations.
  • Experience of working with UK MoD Defence and Equipment Support (DE&S).
  • Experience of UK MoD Maritime, Land and Air based programmes.
  • Experience of UK MoD Military Aviation Authority (MAA) Regulatory Publications (MRPs).
  • Familiar with UK MAA Air Traffic Management Equipment Approved Organisation Scheme (AAOS).
  • Experience of Allied Quality Assurance Publications (AQAPs) and Joint Service Publications (JSPs).  
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt or Black Belt).
  • Previous Military experience of benefit.
Additional benefits
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid time off for jury duty and military obligations
  • Sick and bereavement leave
  • Tobacco cessation support
  • Free, on-site flu shots
  • Free, confidential, on-site biometric health screenings
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