Supplier Quality Engineer

GBP 40,000 - 60,000
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Currently seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to support a program where we need to deploy someone within a supplier facility near Stockport. With a focus on ensuring that acceptable standards are met and continually achievable, the role will provide support across a number of assigned projects, monitoring progress of hardware and electrical aspects of complex system development for technical and process compliance with a focus on oversight, inspection and acceptance of system deliverables.Responsibilities:Conduct QA activities during initial acquisition and programme execution in accordance with company processes and proceduresProvide independent oversight on assigned programmes to ensure compliance with all required external standards, internal command media and contractual requirementsParticipate in bid and programme Gate Reviews to assist the teams in achieving mission successWork with multiple teams to assure Supplier Quality, including supplier on-boarding activities and ongoing supplier performance management, and ensuring projects complete quarterly assessments of critical suppliersEstablish effective relationships with key supplier quality personnelAssist with the flow down of QA requirements to suppliersSupport Risk and Opportunity Management activities on bids and programmesSupport sub-contract management activities during programme executionDevelop and document any programme-specific processes requiredEnsure customer deliverables are of acceptable quality and meet all required standards and contractual requirementsLiaise with customers and other third parties including suppliers regarding all aspects of Mission and Quality Assurance for assigned projectsProvide QA reports on a weekly and as-required basis, escalating significant issues or risks to the Programme Manager and the Mission Assurance ManagerCollect, interpret and present QA metrics to the Programme Manager, Mission Assurance Manager and the Technical Director to support the development of process improvement initiativesFollow up audits to validate the resolution of non-conformities and findings raisedBackground and Experience:Quality Assurance experience, ideally in a systems engineering environmentExperience of UK MOD assurance requirements and working practicesTrack record of delivering to identified Quality Assurance requirementsIPC 610/620 Certification for electrical inspectionExperience of leading quality improvement activities, including lessons learnt, root cause analysisExperience of risk identification, reporting and managementA good understanding of systems engineering principles and methodologiesSound working knowledge of Defence engineering standards and working practices including AQAP 2110, Def Stan 05-57, IEC 61508Knowledge of ISO 9001 and 27001Self-motivated and able to work both autonomously and as part of a wider teamExcellent interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, suppliers and customersStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsProficient IT skills, specifically in MS Office toolsFlexible and responsive attitudeProficient at multi-tasking, working under pressure and to tight deadlinesExcellent attention to detailAdditional Requirements:Must be a UK National (due to program security restrictions)Ideally holds UK Government Security ClearanceAbility to travel within the UK, to include visits to our customer location for progress meetings.This activity is inside IR35 (Umbrella Company Required)

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