Senior Product Assurance Lead

Senior Product Assurance Lead - Permanent - Attractive

Aerospace and Defence - Wiltshire and Hertfordshire

Due to expansion a Senior Product Assurance Lead is required within a leading Telecoms, Satellite and Space Systems Technology Company. The successful Senior Product Assurance Lead will be involved in establishing the requirements for the next generation satellite system and developing a system that brings together cutting-edge technology and innovation from both the military and commercial satellite communications sectors.

The Senior Product Assurance Lead will join the program and systems delivery team. The Senior Product Assurance Lead is required to provide support to external customers such as the defence and commercial sectors to assure the quality and reliability of products and systems.

The Responsibilities for the Senior Product Assurance Lead

  • Deliver Quality, Product Assurance, Safety and Reliability requirements
  • Establish compliance to Product Assurance and Safety requirements for products/systems
  • Generate Product Assurance and Safety Plans
  • Ensure customer expectations are met through effective product assurance planning
  • Ensure appropriate root cause investigation takes place
  • Ensure corrective and preventive action is planned, tested and implemented
  • Ensure system design and product quality is evaluated through validation
  • Identification of non-conformances in a product, ensuring corrective action
  • Provide product assurance capability to existing and potential customers
  • Drive continuous improvements and hold risk- based audits as required
  • Support the Design, Test and Manufacturing Reviews from a Product Assurance perspective
  • Carry-out FMECA and Reliability/Availability Analysis on systems
  • Support external audits as required (product certification and customers)

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required for the Senior Product Assurance Lead

  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent preferred
  • University degree or equivalent in a maths, science, or engineering subject
  • Experience of working as an integral part of a highly focused team
  • Experience with safety critical system components
  • Track record of developing innovative and efficient solutions
  • Able to work within tight timescale and budgetary constraints
  • Experience with technical documentation and quality standards
  • Good customer-facing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Experience of carrying out product assurance for communications systems
  • Knowledge of firmware, software, and configuration data against product engineering
  • Experience in developing Product Assurance Plans to cover full system life-cycle
  • Proven experience of conducting successful product assurance audits on suppliers
  • Proven ability to assess Through Life Support offerings from suppliers
  • Experience of drafting proposals and leading projects
  • Familiarity with DEF-STAN standards related to Product Engineering
  • Experience in using product assurance metrics, product quality tools and methodologies
  • Proven ability to understand and develop System FMECAs
  • Experience of carrying out system safety studies or security threat analysis
  • Experience of working in space/satellite industry is desirable
  • An understanding of satellite and radio communications systems would be advantageous

**This role will require candidates to be a UK national and with full UK Security Clearance or ability to be security cleared due to the nature of the products and the sector that is involved**

If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Product Assurance Lead, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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