Senior Engineering Quality & Safety Assurance Engineer – J1186

Job posted May 3, 2024

Senior Engineering Quality & Safety Assurance Engineer – J1186 Location

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Senior Engineering Quality & Safety Assurance Engineer – J1186 Job Type

Permanent

Senior Engineering Quality & Safety Assurance Engineer – J1186 Salary

£££ Competitive

Argo Aviation are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineering Quality & Safety Assurance Engineer on behalf of our client based in Oxfordshire.

Our client is a flexible and responsive world leading aviation service provider. Their capability spans across end-to-end maintenance, military and civil flying programmes, training and major aircraft upgrades.

Role purpose:

This is a multifaceted role that requires an experienced in depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, aircraft and engine systems and company policies and procedures in order to support and enable the business to operate and function within UK CAA and MAA approvals. The work is varied and requires a flexible approach prioritising short notice routine and non-routine requests for business support.

Working as part of the Compliance team and supporting the Engineering Quality and Safety Assurance Manager.  You will support the implementation and management of all aspects relating to Quality and Safety Management Systems and Airworthiness Review functions in the Fleet Engineering Department, including the CAA and MAA Part 145 and Part CAMO requirements.

The role includes conducting Airworthiness Reviews, supporting the maintenance of regulatory approvals, active participation in quality oversight, audits, engineer authorisations, risk assessments, hazard analysis and supporting improvement action. This will include interfacing with other focal points for Quality and Safety across the Company.

This is a hybrid working role: 3 days per week in the office and 2 days per week from home.

Key accountabilities:

To hold regulatory accountability for the performance of Airworthiness Reviews across the fleet of aircraft. In conjunction with audits and engineers authorisations, operate in a mode of continuous improvement to identify, make recommendations and implement changes to enhance operational delivery and customer service engaging with all functional managerial levels

  • Be capable of undertaking Aircraft Airworthiness Reviews (ARC) and Extensions enabled through UK CAA approval via Form 1769 acceptance. Perform ARCs when the Airworthiness Review schedule requires within regulatory defined timescales. Produce ARC reports for submission to the CAA and MilCam.
  • Supervise external CAA Aircraft Continuous Airworthiness Monitoring, Part 145 and Part CAMO audits as required by the CAA audit programme.
  • Supervise external MAA Part 145 audits as required by the MAA audit programme.
  • Act as subject matter expert to mentor staff in new processes, procedures and upgrades in IT software.
  • Deliver the effective implementation and maintenance of our clients Part 145 and Part CAMO Quality Assurance processes to fulfil the obligations of UK National Requirements.
  • Deliver the effective implementation and maintenance of our clients MAA Part 145 Quality Assurance processes to fulfil the requirements of the UK National Requirements.
  • Functional management of the Company Authorisation system requirements in accordance with Part 145.A.35, including the control and issue of Personal Authorisations.
  • Plan and conduct Licenced Aircraft Engineers B1 / B2 / A Authorisation boards to assess Engineers competence to hold our clients company Authorisations to issue certificates of release to service.
  • Be accepted and approved by the UK CAA to review and recommend the issue and extension of Aircraft Engineers Licences.
  • Facilitate the resolution of intra-departmental processes that support the timely issue / reissue of Licenced Aircraft Engineers Licences and Authorisations.
  • Conduct Safety and Quality Assurance Audits in line with the audit plan throughout the Fleet Engineering Department and when required in other departments. Audits include preparation, in-brief of line managers, audit activity, debriefing, reporting, recording findings in AQD and following up action items.
  • Undertake out of hours and off site audits to assure regulatory compliance with contractor and subcontractor regulatory requirements.
  • Perform evaluation of suppliers for Engineering and Maintenance functions and support in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform regulatory assessments of subcontractors, specialist services and vendors in relation to the performance of contracted Fleet Engineering services.
  • Manage and develop audit checklists in AQD for allocated audits against relevant national regulations and our clients processes.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and approve line maintenance activities required by 145.A.10 at Planning meetings up to and including C Checks, modification programmes and defect rectification.
  • Manage ownership of allocated Compliance procedures to ensure good practice and regulatory compliance.
  • Perform detailed analysis of incidents and occurrence report trends, including safety and maintenance related issues, and support the generation of trend reports for submission to our clients Management team.
  • Be responsible for managing, bringing to the attention of line management, any nonconformities and / or opportunities for improvement that are identified.
  • Be personally responsible for engaging in all facets of the role in line with the requirements of our clients SMS, Quality and Environmental Management Systems to provide a safe and efficient outcome to all that is done. This Includes maintaining awareness of the company safety and quality policies and the hazard analyses applicable to your tasking.
  • Operate as an integral member of the Compliance Team, contributing effectively to all business matters.
  • Participate in management of the AQD quality and safety database for recording occurrences, unsafe situations and audit findings. The management of this database includes ensuring the responsible line managers are taking the agreed actions in a timely manner, monitoring trends, and disseminating the outcome to the Line Managers and the staff as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure successful compliant goals are achieved.

Skills, qualifications and experience:

Essential Qualifications:

  • UK.CAA Part 66 License or equivalent Aeronautical Engineering Degree and at least five years’ experience in continuing airworthiness (or 10 years’ experience if an appropriate licence or equivalent is not held).
  • Extensive demonstrable experience in commercial aviation.
  • Significant previous experience in a Quality Assurance and/or Safety Management role.
  • Formal aeronautical maintenance training.
  • Significant demonstrable ability to conduct audits and produce accurate reports
  • Extensive understanding of CAA Regulatory structure
  • Significant previous experience in a position within the approved organisation with appropriate responsibilities

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • UK CAA Licence or a recognised post graduate technical qualification.
  • Prove acceptable to CAA as ARC signatory SRG1769 Part.CAMO.A.305(e) ARC Signatory.
  • Experience in A330 maintenance operations.
  • Previous Military experience.
  • Experience with AQD.
  • Familiarity with MEDA methodology
  • Significant computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office programs, with proficiency in using Excel to create pivot tables and diagrams to best communicate results.

Benefits:
Competitive annual salary

  • Hybrid working
  • Annual Bonus scheme
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • 25 holiday days plus bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Local gym discount

Please note that in order to apply for this role you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Start: ASAP
End: Permanent
Requirements for the role: Training Certificates, Updated CV (preferably in Word format).  You must have the Right to Work in the UK.

To apply, please send us your CV and we will contact you to have an informal discussion to give you more information on our exciting roles!

Email: Susanne.Howe-Smith@Argo.work

Mobile: +447840 852286

Connect with me: LinkedIn

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Argo Aviation International is committed to equal opportunities for all and will not discriminate based on an individual’s sex, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We are an inclusive employer and should you require any reasonable adjustments in order to complete any aspect of the recruitment process, please contact us.

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