Product Assurance and Safety (PA&S) Engineer in the Product Assurance Management Section, Quality, Dependability and PA Support Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
The Section provides functional support to ESA projects and technology developments and is also responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of product assurance and safety (PA&S) engineering and management programmes. It carries out technological research (R&D) in the fields of PA&S management, techniques, methodologies and tools. It collaborates in standardisation and training activities.
Reporting to the Head of Section and within the technical fields described above, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
providing expert support to ESA projects, programmes and technology development programme activities in the field of PA&S engineering and management;
preparing and implementing general and project-specific programmatic and technical requirements based on the applicable product and quality assurance baseline;
supporting monitoring and reporting of supplier PA&S programme execution to ensure compliance with applicable requirements; this includes auditing activities;
contributing to management and technical boards relative to the execution and review of a project’s PA&S programme;
defining, initiating and managing R&D activities (in product and quality assurance; requirements, techniques, methodologies, tools) covering long- and short-term needs;
supporting establishment and implementation of standards and best practices in the product and quality assurance field;
contributing to and at the line management’s request participating in the Directorate’s competence domains;
supporting implementation of the configuration management system under ESA projects;