Aerospace and Aviation
£40 ph
Job Type:

Principal PA Engineer

Principal Product Assurance Engineer 


£40 per hour

6 months contract


Essential Experience and Skills

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

EN9100/ISO 9001 auditing experience, supplier evaluation and monitoring

Degree or HND/HNC or specialist knowledge in relevant disciplines. With 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.

Will involve international travel.


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).


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd. 


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