QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER - SC CLEARED

Location
Den Haag
Salary
£72 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
Posted
15 Aug 2017
Closes
12 Sep 2017
Ref
DXB-094229-LA
Contact
Devon Bickerton
Clearance Level
DV, NATO, SC
Job Type
Contract
Objective

Under supervision by H-QSAS, but largely on own initiative, the incumbent of this post will perform the following duties:
-Assisting and supporting H-QSAS in the implementation and maintenance of the Quality Management System;
-Assisting in the planning of Quality Assurance activities supporting projects planning and execution, providing engineering expertise in the area of product/process evaluation and improvement;
-Defining quality requirements for new project and for the bidder technical evaluation in the context of ICB/Sole Source;
-Reviewing contractor/subcontractor QA plans and procedures;
-Monitoring contract/subcontracts to ensure compliance with quality requirements;
-Providing engineering expertise in the area of quality assurance/quality control activities such as inspections, walkthroughs and audits during all the project planning and execution stages;
-Leading and executing inspections and audits at Contractors and Sub Contractors facilities as required;
-Supporting the H-QSAS in identifying project related risks to bring to the attention of senior management;
-Assisting H-QSAS in the delegation of Contractors and Sub Contractors surveillance activities to Government Quality Assurance Authorities (GQA) i.a.w. STANAG 4107;
-Managing QA monitoring of contractor and NATO test activities;
-Deputize for H-QSAS;
-Performs other duties as directed.

Qualifications

-A university degree (master level) at a nationally recognised/certified university in a subject related to the position (e.g. Quality Engineering, Computer Science);
-10 years of experience in quality management/assurance and quality control activities for large, software-intensive systems, preferably in the field of C3I;
-experience in leading internal or external audits in an IT business environment;
-experience in briefing large (international) audiences on quality management/assurance and quality control related matters;
-experience in risk management and the establishment and execution of related processes.


Desirable Experience and Education:

-Sound knowledge of, and experience in, NATO QA policy and related AQAP documents and other international organization standards, including the ISO-9000 series, ISO-9126, and ISO-12207;
-Certification in project/technical management processes in line with recognized standards (e.g. PRINCE2, ITIL, etc.);
-Certification as auditor;
-Familiarity with the NATO procurement process;
-General knowledge on functional safety concepts (e.g., IEEE 61508);
-Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements.


Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.