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    TitleOPS Quality Assurance (QA) Support Consultant
    Job posted on25/02/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    OPS Quality Assurance (QA) Support Consultant

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The tasks of the OPS QA consultant shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

    • Contributing to the provision of QA support and advice to members of OPS, to help ensure the correct implementation and performance of operational activities, in accordance with our Client’s Management System and all relevant OPS procedural documentation.
    • Following selected operational activities, attending relevant operations meetings and identifying any aspects of concern of process / QA relevance.
    • Reviewing OPS procedural documentation (procedures, guides, working practices, etc.), ensuring consistency with the OPS documentation library in general and with the document conventions in use.
    • Providing assistance / guidance in the definition and implementation of processes to members of OPS.
    • Supporting assessments of OPS processes and service reviews, recommending improvements where appropriate.
    • Establishing, maintaining, analyzing and reporting on metrics which provide insight into selected OPS processes and/or operational services.
    • Supporting Risk Management activities in accordance with the OPS Risk Management Plan: organizing and advising risk reviews, maintaining risk registers, following up mitigation actions, and producing report information.

    Note that the above list is non-exhaustive, but it serves to show the typical range of tasks that will be assigned to the Consultant. Further tasks will be assigned as needs arise, taking into account the profile requirements provided below.


    Your Profile:

    The consultant shall have a university degree or equivalent in a technical subject and at least 3 years’ experience of a QA / process assurance role, preferably in an operational 24/7 data processing and/or service-provision environment. Experience of satellite / ground segment operations would be of special value.

    Mandatory Knowledge, Experience and Skills

    The following attributes are essential for this consultancy position:

    • Good knowledge of the ISO 9001 standard.
    • Experience of working in an environment where an ISO 9001-certified management system is used.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience of documenting work activities in the form of process definitions, procedures and working practices, plus good ‘user-viewpoint’ writing skills.
    • Experience of QA auditing and/or process assessment.
    • Skilled in using the Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Complementary Knowledge, Experience and Skills

    Any of the following attributes will be considered advantageous:

    • Knowledge of ISO 31000 (Risk Management) and/or experience of the activity.
    • Knowledge of ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) and/or experience of the activity.
    • Possession of an auditing qualification, e.g. for ISO 9001.
    • Experience of using Microsoft Office Visio and Powerpoint.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the consultancy is English and therefore the consultant must be able to work and communicate effectively in this language; knowledge of French would be an asset.


    REFERENCE: 16-212188

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 12th April 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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