Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer

Location
Darmstadt, Germany
Application deadline
Reference number
843
Client
EUMETSAT
Project
Polar System Second Generation Programme
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Description

RHEA Group is currently recruiting a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to support the Polar System Second Generation (PS-SG) Programme within the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Division at our client’s premises in Darmstadt, Germany.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Perform QA activities related the EPS-SG Programme in the following areas:

    • System Integration and Validation (SIVV);

    • Operations Preparation;

    • Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP).

  • Implement QA policies in the assigned areas, in accordance with the Programme specific QA plan for all phases and the relevant contract, more specifically:

    • Implement the EPS-SG QA plan for the management of the activities in the assigned area of responsibility, and propose updates as appropriate

    • Define and maintain QA procedures for Phase C/D, in the assigned area of responsibility

    • Ensure the correct implementation of the relevant processes in the assigned area of responsibility

  • Ensure that the baseline definition of the System Requirement Document (including management of Change Requests, Change Proposals, Requests for Waiver / Deviation, preparation of Change Control Board meetings, etc.) is properly defined and controlled in its evolutions

  • Organise and support the Anomalies Review Boards (ARB) and Non-conformances Review Boards (NRB)

  • Analyse and report to the QA LEO Manager on QA critical issues, proposing and following up preventive and recovery actions

  • Provide QA consultancy for the Risk Management activities in line with the EPS-SG Risk Management Plan and PRD arrangements, organising risk sessions, maintaining the Risk Register in the assigned area of responsibility, following up associated actions and proposing updates to the Risk Management Plan as necessary

  • Support the definition and regular monitoring of established metrics on the main processes within the assigned area of responsibility

  • Follow the activities in the assigned area of responsibility liaising with the LEOP suppliers’ QA office, agreeing QA processes, reviewing QA aspects of deliveries, attending progress meetings as relevant and identifying areas of concern pertaining to QA

  • Review (and contribute to as required), from a QA perspective, the documents produced by contractors and by the EPS-SG team

  • Organise project reviews related to the EPS-SG in the assigned area of responsibility according to the prescribed processes, also acting as Review Secretary as required

  • Support QA audits performed as required

  • Provide QA consultancy for the implementation of Configuration Management processes in the assigned area of responsibility.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • At least 5 years in space systems activities, with focus on the following areas:

    • System Integration and Validation (SIVV)

    • Operations Preparation

    • Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP)

  • At least 3 years of continuous experience in project QA positions

  • Good knowledge of ISO standards

  • Good knowledge of ECSS standards

  • Sound hands-on experience in QA processes definition, implementation, monitoring and control

  • Sound hands-on experience in risks management and lessons learned processes

  • Sound experience in a rational application of international quality standards

  • Sound hands-on experience in managing, reporting and following-up of procured items

  • Knowledge of project management and project planning, including the ability to identify and report on critical paths

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS

  • Ability to draft management reports and executive summaries in English

  • Sound hands-on experience of working on collaborative programmes between different partners

  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Access)

  • Good interpersonal skills, including mediation skills

  • Very good attitude to team working

 

Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

 

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