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Date 12-06-2017
Contract type : CDI
Region UK Wide
Location Portsmouth
Availability Immediate
Branch United Kingdom
Domain Aeronautics / Space / Defense


With over 7500 People, SII is one of the top IT & Engineering services companies in Europe and other countries around the world. The services we offer to our clients include, software development, system integration, system maintenance and testing. We run projects for the leading worldwide players in the Aerospace and Defence industries.

SII UK is the newest branch of the SII group, with business offices based in Stevenage, a major area for engineering especially in the Aerospace and Defence industries. Even with this great expansion we still believe people are important and this is what our #FUNgineer concept is all about. We believe our consultants are world changers and SII’s mission is to accompany its customers through digital transformation thanks to our FUNgineers. Join us and enjoy what makes being a FUNgineer.




In this context, you will join the SII Aerospace Department and you will be part of the Quality Assurance Team and you will work in the following project:

The MicroWave Sounder instrument is embarked on-board the MetOp-SG series of satellites which will be the principle provider of space based weather forecast data in the 2020-2050 timeframe. Quality management and control are therefore integral to the overall success of the project and mission. The Principle PA Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the relevant quality assurance controls of the project (including hardware, software and services) are implemented in accordance with the contractual requirements and those compatible with the Airbus DS Quality Management System.

Ensure an adequate, effective and efficient implementation of PA activities is achieved through successful integration with all management and engineering activities.  Tasks include:

  • Implement the project Product Assurance & Safety Plan;
  • Assure the qualification and verification programme is defined and completed;
  • Ensuring that all the subcontractor PA requirements, based on the knowledge of the products and the Customer’s requirements, are defined and implemented;
  • Identifying and coordinating resources and trained personnel assigned to the various supplier PA activities;
  • Convening regular progress meetings with PA disciplines and reporting;
  • Coordinate and provide PA inputs for project design reviews, (PDR, CDR, etc.);
  • Ensure that all Parts, Materials and Processes are approved for flight (PADs, RFAs, PCBs, PMPCB, ERCBs);
  • Undertake Inspections and audits as required (MIP’s, KIP’s, etc.)
  • Control the management of non-conformances and associated tools;
  • Convene and chair Non-conformance Review Boards; attend Configuration Control Boards, Test Reviews, as applicable;
  • Fully participate and support in risk assessment and mitigation plans;
  • Manage the process for requests for waiver/deviation from suppliers to customer;
  • Review and action the alert and warning notes systematically, ensuring their flow down and implementation by subcontractors and maintaining records;
  • Manage the project audit schedule and associated audit reports/actions, including inspections (including supplier audits);
  • Ensure the Equipment Qualification Status List is maintained for all equipments;
  • Ensure compliance to product liability legislation;
  • Review and approve the Certificate of Conformity (CofC).


Degree or HND/HNC or specialist knowledge in relevant disciplines


Substantial demonstrable knowledge of Space, Aerospace, avionics,

Good team worker with strong interpersonal and persuasive skills.

Expert user and promoter of quality tools and methods, particularly risk management

2-5 years



Experience of space programmes and ECSS standards.  PA/QA experience on complex/extensive electronics based systems.

Nice to have:

EN9100/ISO 9001 auditing experience, supplier evaluation and monitoring

Circa £40k + Benefits