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Senior Product Assurance (PA) & Safety Support Engineer (m/f)

   

Project 

ESA Ariane 5

Required Start Date

January 2015

Duration

permanent 

Submission Deadline

5th December 2014 

Location

Paris, France - ESA, HQ

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfil the duty of

Senior Product Assurance (PA) & Safety Support Engineer

for our customer ESA in Paris/France.

Support the ESA PA & Safety Manager for designated project(s) in conducting, monitoring & assessing the implementation of the PA & Safety Program.

Specific Tasks:

·Supporting ESA Ariane 5 exploitation manager, as such being a PA&S responsible of designated projects in the frame of A5 Launcher Accompaniment activities, A5 Complementary Developments or maintenance of A5 Ground Segment in operational conditions (MCO): this implies in particular

o   Verifying that the PA&S requirements are taken into account by projects, Demonstrating of appropriate application of Ariane 5 Management Specifications in coherence with Applicable PA & management rules.

o   Reviewing contractor’s plans, specifications and effort proposed for the execution of the project(s) PA&S programme in order to assess their performance and effectiveness (ensuring that the PA&S requirements are properly addressed by the Prime and throughout the overall contractual chain) and proposing the necessary preventive and corrective actions;

o   Supporting project for development reviews preparation and follow up: organization of documentation key points, participation in Project review , contribution to design,  acceptance (TRR, TRB, …) and safety reviews, and activities related to preventive/corrective action. Produce reports on all review activities performed (e.g. documents reviewed, checklists used, spot check performed), conclusions and recommendations.

o   Organizing with the ad-hoc support Quality and Maintenance audits, quality inquiry as necessary, Produce also reports on audit activities performed.

o   Contributing to ESA LAU activities within the framework of Agency’s mandate in the A5 exploitation phase.

o   Participating to project RAMS management activities status (managing CIL); participating to safety file as necessary.

o   Reporting regular and ad hoc on project PA status (deviations from plan / schedule of all of above), in close cooperation with the PAM and with PA & Safety support (RAMS, technologies).

o   Other tasks in the PA/S domain maybe required based on project needs.

·The tasks may require frequent missions in Europe.

 This may also include support to any or all of the following general activities:

·Support the ESA PA & Safety Manager for designated project(s) in conducting, monitoring & assessing the implementation of the PA & Safety Programme. This includes support to any or all of the following activities:

·Establishing the PA&S requirements baseline for all elements of the project, in compliance with the ESA general Product Assurance and Safety policy; Produce and implement plans, define inputs, outputs, participants, responsibilities, interfaces, coordinate efforts of participants, and produce resulting consolidated inputs.

·Reviewing contractor's plans, specifications and effort proposed for the execution of the project PA&S programme; Produce reports of review activities performed (e.g. documents reviewed, checklists used, spot check performed) and conclusions/recommendations.

·Monitoring project & PA status & identify relevant PA issues, including NCR / SPR / Waivers / Problems / Critical Items and systematically tracking all items. Produce monthly reports of monitoring activities performed (e.g. inspections, checks, visits, reviews), including conclusions and recommendations.

·Assessing the implementation of PA&S requirements by contractors, participating in design and safety reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions; Produce monthly reports with assessment activities performed (e.g. documents reviewed, checklists used, spot check performed), contribution to design and safety reviews, and activities related to preventive/corrective action.

·Participating in the Boards established within the project for the disposition of Non-conformances / Failure Reviews, Test Reviews, etc.; Produce reports of participation to boards, indicating the contribution made to these boards (e.g. review of agendas, participants, minutes of meeting, action follow up, close-out).

·Guiding and monitoring the application and procurement of EEE parts, materials and processes and controlling implementation of applicable requirements; Produce reports on guidance provided, monitoring activities performed and status of compliance to applicable requirements.

·Monitoring the manufacturing, integration and test activities with quality assurance audits, mandatory and key inspection points, test witnessing and configuration inspections; Produce report on activities performed with conclusion and recommendations.

·Defining the formal acceptance requirements and conducting the Acceptance Reviews of all contractual deliverable items; Produce and implement plans for the preparation of the formal acceptance requirements, defining steps, inputs, outputs, participants, responsibilities, interfaces, and coordinating efforts of participants to produce resulting consolidated inputs to project documents. Produce also reports on the activities performed for conduction of Acceptance Reviews.

·Supporting the organisation & management of the support from all PA disciplines

·Controlling NCR / Waivers / Problems / Critical Items. Produce meeting agendas, check that all inputs are available for the NRB or CCB, check that all needed participants are involved, produce NRB or CCB minutes of meeting, follow-up on actions identified, ensure proper non-conformance/wavier/problem/critical item close-out. Produce also reports on control activities performed.

·PA for the verification, qualification, acceptance & delivery activities.

·Participating in progress meetings and CCB meetings. Produce inputs to the meeting and whenever requested, produce meeting agendas, check that all inputs are available, check that all needed participants are involved, produce minutes of meeting, follow-up on actions identified, ensure proper close-out.

·Participating in all project reviews, including safety reviews. Produce reports on all review activities performed (e.g. documents reviewed, checklists used, spot check performed), conclusions and recommendations.

·Reporting project PA status (deviations from plan / schedule of all of above).

 

Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

·Senior level experience and in depth knowledge in Product Assurance and Quality Assurance in the aerospace domain.

·Good interpersonal, organisation and communication skills, with the ability to work in a diverse team environment.

·Knowledge of Configuration Management or the implementation of Product Assurance within a quality system certified to ISO 9001 would be an asset.

·Experience of working on a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment

·Good experience in the launcher domain

·Good knowledge of French and English, verbal and written.

 

Background information

Benefits:

A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.

 

Security:

In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

 

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 5th December 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (andree.scherschel@lsespace.com).

 

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