We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Quality Assurance Consultant on EPS-SG
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.
The key person will provide consultancy to the EPS-SG QA Team that provides support to the EPS-SG Programme. More particularly the Contractor via its key person will perform QA activities related the EPS-SG Programme in the following areas:
System Integration and Validation (SIVV);
Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP).
The tasks of the key person shall include the following:
Implement Client QA policies in the assigned areas, in accordance with the Programme specific QA plan for all phases covered by this SoW and the relevant contract, more specifically:
Implement the EPS-SG QA plan for the management of the activities in the assigned area of responsibility, and propose updates as appropriate;
Define and maintain QA procedures for Phase C/D, in the assigned area of responsibility;
Ensure the correct implementation of the relevant processes in the assigned area of responsibility.
Ensure that the baseline definition of the System Requirement Document (including management of Change Requests, Change Proposals, Requests for Waiver / Deviation, preparation of Change Control Board meetings, etc.) is properly defined and controlled in its evolutions;
Organise and support the Anomalies Review Boards (ARB) and Non-conformances Review Boards (NRB);
Analyse and report to the QA LEO Manager on QA critical issues, proposing and following up preventive and recovery actions;
Provide QA consultancy for the Risk Management activities in line with the EPS-SG Risk Management Plan and PRD arrangements, organising risk sessions, maintaining the Risk Register in the assigned area of responsibility, following up associated actions and proposing updates to the Risk Management Plan as necessary;
Support the definition and regular monitoring of established metrics on the main processes within the assigned area of responsibility;
Follow the activities in the assigned area of responsibility liaising with the LEOP suppliers’ QA office, agreeing QA processes, reviewing QA aspects of deliveries, attending progress meetings as relevant and identifying areas of concern pertaining to QA;
Review (and contribute to as required), from a QA perspective, the documents produced by Client contractors and by the EPS-SG team;
Organise project reviews related to the EPS-SG in the assigned area of responsibility according to the prescribed processes, also acting as Review Secretary as required;
Support QA audits, as required
Provide QA consultancy for the implementation of Configuration Management processes in the assigned area of responsibility.
The key person is required to have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks autonomously and without supervision. The key person shall have, as a pre-requisite, a background of at least 5 years in space systems activities, with focus on the following areas:
System Integration and Validation (SIVV);
Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP);
and shall have at least 3 years of continuous experience in project QA positions.
The key person shall have a university degree; specific technical knowledge in the areas mentioned above will be an asset.
In detail, the key person is expected to demonstrate:
Good knowledge of ISO standards;
Good knowledge of ECSS standards;
Sound hands-on experience in QA processes definition, implementation, monitoring and control;
Sound hands-on experience in risks management and lessons learned processes;
Sound experience in a rational application of international quality standards;
Sound hands-on experience in managing, reporting and following-up of procured items;
Knowledge of project management and project planning, including the ability to identify and report on critical paths;
Knowledge of requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS;
Ability to draft management reports and executive summaries in English;
Sound hands-on experience of working on collaborative programmes between different partners;
Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Access);
Good interpersonal skills, including mediation skills;
Very good attitude to team working.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore consultant must be able to work effectively in this language.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 28th March 2017
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.