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Space Product Assurance Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 05/09/2017
  • Job reference: J371572A

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Space Product Assurance Engineer


12 Months


Product Assurance to support the delivery of space hardware programmes in accordance with customer requirements, including Industry Standards, and client internal engineering governance.


  • Implement and oversee PA & QA control activities relating to space hardware design, procurement, assembly and test, in order to demonstrate products are safe and comply with the applicable customer and internal client requirements.
  • Ensure quality activities are operated in compliance with the procedures contained in the Quality Manual and to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Deputise for the Senior Space Product Assurance Engineer when required.
  • Provide PA support to product lead engineers and project managers in the definition and execution of engineering programmes of work; from bid stage through to delivery. Including, but not limited to:
    • Review and authorise documentation, drawings and CofCs;
    • Lead Non-Conformance Review Boards (NRBs) managing anomalous or non-conformant occurrences and their resolution;
    • Lead hardware readiness reviews (e.g. manufacturing & test) and subsequent close-out review boards;
    • Lead hardware Delivery Review Boards;
    • Support product design reviews (typically EQSRs, PDRs, CDRs and QRs);
    • NCRs, NRBs, MRRs, TRRs, TRBs
    • Conduct Key/Mandatory Inspections Point reviews as defined through the assembly and test phases.
    • Support the development and maintenance of a total quality system, such that the Space UK business unit reaches customer audit expectations
    • To review and authorise release documentation.
    • Active participation in internal and third party audits
    • Train and mentor junior team members


  • To maintain focus on solution delivery to time, cost and quality, when the programme is under schedule and financial pressure.
  • Perform inspections in client and third-party test facilities.
  • To ensure that the inspection methods and practices that are implemented are effective.
  • To help establish a robust quality operation within the business
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement


  • Experience or knowledge of a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in design, development and verification of products for space flight applications.


  • Degree qualified or equivalent in engineering or technical sciences
  • Experience in Product Assurance and Quality Assurance, preferably in the space industry.
  • Practical experience of space hardware build and test programmes.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and qualification requirements.
  • Knowledge of space industry standards (ECSS) is essential.
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