As an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer I have well-developed skills in quality management and leading continuous improvement activities after having worked in different industry sectors and locations around the world. During my time at ESA’s ESTEC establishment, I worked as part of a team for the Internal Audit and Evaluation Service Directorate (DG-A) and collaborated with various teams and Directors with the aim of setting up the Agency’s first ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System. I am keen to return to working within the Aerospace industry after a period of personal development and training which has broadened my skills and experiences.
SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Awarded a Values in Practice award by the CEO of Cubic Corporation in 2017, for helping to transform an underperforming project and achieving performance against all targets within a 3 month period
Lead Auditor trained to ISO 9001:2015, certified by BSI
Lean six sigma yellow belt trained, certified by The Knowledge Academy
Situational Leadership II trained by Cubic
Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Visio
Competent in leading and coordinating teams to achieve intended outcomes
Confident in communicating with individuals and teams at all levels
CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD - London, UK Nov 2016 – Till Present
Project Quality Assurance Engineer
Responsible for all quality assurance activities at the Cubic OneLondon Site as well as managing responsibilities contributing to Cubic’s broader QA initiatives. Actively supporting the mobilisation of contracts through process development activities ensuring that all relevant Quality requirements are identified and implemented throughout the lifecycle of all contracts.
Actively involved with the Client to improve performance against targets for a previously failing project. Conducted extensive root cause analysis, process reviews and corrective and preventive action implementation with project teams to help successfully meet project targets within a 3 month period
QA help and guide during external audits to attain certification to ISO 9001:2015
Driving behavioural changes within the workplace with the adoption of new processes
Training staff in new / amended processes and procedures
Managing responsibilities at Cubic’s Redhill site
CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD - Redhill, UK Nov 2015 – Nov 2016
Quality Assurance Engineer
Working as part of the QA team to continuously improve Quality Management for Cubic’s European division. Active participant in software gateways providing QA approval at each stage of the software development lifecycle.
Designated CAR coordinator for Cubic UK collaborating with process owners to follow NCs through to resolution and close-out
Internal auditing of Cubic sites in the UK and Germany against ISO suite of standards
Preparing monthly reports on the status of CARs to the Managing Director and other Senior Management at both regional and global levels
Performing analysis and review on cost of non-quality data
Providing cover for product inspection activities at Cubic's production facility in Meadowbrook
Interfacing with teams at Cubic’s OneLondon office to align processes to Cubic’s Quality Management System
RAPISCAN SYSTEMS LTD - Salfords, UK Mar 2015 – Nov 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
Mediating between teams to work towards the development of business processes at the Rapiscan site in Salfords. Establishing root cause for inefficiencies and re-designing processes to minimise waste, improve flow and increase productivity at the site.
Independently auditing Rapiscan’s processes against ISO9001:2008
Performing routine maintenance of the NCR system
Conducting goods inwards inspection of parts
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) – Noordwijk, The Netherlands Jun 2013 – May 2014
Quality Management System Engineer
Selected from 2000 applicants for the Young Graduate Trainee Programme at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) to support the development and certification of the Agency’s first Quality Management System against ISO 9001.
Key person responsible for analysing and re-developing ESA’s quality-related processes
Presenting and discussing proposed process changes at weekly and monthly ESA Quality Configuration Control Board meetings to Senior Directors. Liaising with Configuration Control to progress approvals and release quality procedures and associated documentation
Managing interfaces between ESA Directorates
Preparing monthly working group meetings related to the review of the quality management system activities within each Directorate
SANDVIK WIRE TECHNOLOGY – UK – Quality Engineer – (2012 - 2013)
SANDVIK MEDICAL SOLUTIONS – Graduate Trainee in Production Engineering – Sweden/US/UK – (2011 - 2012)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, UK 2005 – 2010
Master of Engineering, MEng – Merit (Upper 2:1)
Five year degree including one year work placement in Germany as a Systems Application Engineer at INA.
In my free-time I enjoy keeping active. Recently I completed the London to Brighton bike ride which has re-sparked my love for biking and has motivated me to get involved in other challenging sporting activities. Meditation is a routine activity which I have followed for over two years. It is a series of breathing techniques which I have found largely helps me to remain focused and calm while conducting my day-to-day activities.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
To leverage my 5+ years of experience of leading and aiding process improvement activities, managing relationships and attaining successful outcomes in short timeframes into an Engineering role within the Aerospace industry.
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