Space QA / PA Support

  • London, Greater London, England
  • Market related

PA/QA support – Contract/Perm – South West France

PA/QA support required for a four year contract starting at the beginning of 2016 to work with the Prime PA for monitoring and control of subcontractors. Satellites, space and defence sector.

Taking care of Non Conformances and Deviations processing, timely implementation of design reviews and test reviews (TRRs, TRBs) and delivery of the selected units. 


  • Implementation and coordination of PA/QA activities for designated equipment
  • Control of selected subcontractors according the Product Assurance requirements
  • Participate in subcontractors risk ranking and surveillance plan definition, and perform audits as necessary
  • Daily coordination with the equipment procurement engineers and associated reporting
  • Coordination with experts (dependability, software QA, materials & processes, components, cleanliness, configuration) as necessary during the project development to ensure implementation of the PA programme
  • Prepare and attend in subcontractors project reviews and progress meetings, as necessary, in coordination with procurement engineers
  • Review and approve specification requirements documents
  • Organise and run Software PA activities
  • Organise MPCB (Materials and Processes Control Boards) and PCB (Parts Control Boards) at equipment level
  • Review and approve subcontractors technology qualification plans
  • Manage and process alerts, subcontractors NCRs and RFWs according to project rules
  • Collect Alerts to build status list
  • Organize and participate in Mandatory Inspection Points at Subcontractors level
  • Coordination and application of cleanliness and contamination programme with Cleanliness engineer
  • Reporting to Prime PA manager, including inputs to periodic PA progress report
  • Run a constant and proactive surveillance on critical areas
  • Provide inputs to Critical items List and to Risk Portfolio
  • Provide inputs to the qualification status list
  • Hold TRRs and TRBs, Participate in Delivery Review Boards
  • Participate to units design reviews: EQSR, PDR, CDR, QR
  • Review conformance to the Product Liability for equipment models delivered with ground support equipment
  • Prepare the QA programme for equipment AIT on satellite and, in particular, incoming inspection
  • Support to Prime PA Manager for post-delivery activities (equipment models in the satellite AIT phase)