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    Job Description
    TitleQuality Assurance Consultant
    Job posted on06/03/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Quality Assurance 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:

    The Contractor via its key person shall provide consultancy to the LEO QA Team that provides support to the LEO Division. Client QA Engineers are deployed as integrated support to the various programmes, but belong to the PRS division that is part of the TSS Directorate.

    The tasks of the Contractor via its 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

    Update the Programme specific QA plan as necessary

    Follow-up the satellite procurement activities performed by ESA

    Provide QA consultancy during the storage phases of the satellites

    Follow up any repair activity necessary on instruments embarked on Metop-C satellite

    Support, monitor and witness (as requested) Satellite AIT activities regarding instruments

    Manage and support the Anomalies Review Board (ARB) and Material Review Board (MRB)

    Provide QA consultancy during the launch preparation activities (as requested)

    Participate to the launch campaign, if requested. The launch will take place in Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.

    Provide consultancy to the definition of the QA procedures for the preparation of Phase C/D of the programmes

    Provide QA consultancy for the implementation of processes focussed in the area of the Ground Segment procurement

    Provide consultancy to the regular monitoring of established metrics on the main processes within Ground Segments

    Provide QA consultancy to the GS development activities

    Preparation and consultancy to the execution of project reviews process

    Provide consultancy to the QA requirements internal review process.

    Provide QA consultancy for the implementation of Configuration Management processes

    Provide consultancy to the LEO QA Manager for all Programme specific QA aspects and brief the LEO QA Manager on the main issues identified in the Programme specific meetings


    Your Profile:

    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 university degree and a background of at least 5 years in space systems (space/ground segments) with at least 3 years of experience in project QA positions.

    In detail, the key person shall demonstrate:

    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 quality international standards (e.g. ISO and ECSS);

    Sound hands-on experience in managing, reporting and following of procured items;

    Knowledge of project management and project planning, including the ability to identify and report on critical paths;

    Some 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;

    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; knowledge of French would be an asset.


    REFERENCE: 17-214061

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 25th April 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.

    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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