Graduate Product Assurance Engineer

Leonardo – Società per azioni · Competitive · Luton
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Leonardo is committed to developing our graduates into leading technical or business professionals, and as such we will also support you through your preferred route for chartership.

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates completing our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

What you will do

How this role fits in

Join the Quality Assurance team on the Southampton site. Through the Graduate programme, develop the skills to provide effective Assurance and Quality Engineering support throughout all phases of the Product Lifecycle, from initial concept through to Design, Development, manufacture (Internal and External) including Assembly Integration and Test.

Working with the rest of the Quality team and other teams to ensure we deliver high quality products and services to our customers.

This involves working with all functions on site and is a combination of:

Assurance tasks (reviewing processes are correct and are being followed), and

Identifying areas for improvement and then working with others to implement these improvements.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Ensure all customer requirements are satisfied by means of effective advanced quality planning and pro-active assurance engagement,
  • Ensure product and process verification and validation exercises are completed,
  • Influence design quality, in software and/or hardware, by applying pro-active design assurance activities,
  • Management of all project non-conformances to a resolution,
  • Manage internal and customer First Article Verification reviews along with all formal customer communications,
  • Manage product release and build standard reconciliation,
  • Ensure Project improvement opportunities are managed to a conclusion,
  • Manage QA aspects of Product / System Qualification Programmes, including Software test and verification activities,
  • Undertake and manage to a conclusion product and project internal audits

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates completing our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

What you will do

How this role fits in

Join the Quality Assurance team on the Southampton site. Through the Graduate programme, develop the skills to provide effective Assurance and Quality Engineering support throughout all phases of the Product Lifecycle, from initial concept through to Design, Development, manufacture (Internal and External) including Assembly Integration and Test.

Working with the rest of the Quality team and other teams to ensure we deliver high quality products and services to our customers.

This involves working with all functions on site and is a combination of:

Assurance tasks (reviewing processes are correct and are being followed), and

Identifying areas for improvement and then working with others to implement these improvements.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Ensure all customer requirements are satisfied by means of effective advanced quality planning and pro-active assurance engagement,
  • Ensure product and process verification and validation exercises are completed,
  • Influence design quality, in software and/or hardware, by applying pro-active design assurance activities,
  • Management of all project non-conformances to a resolution,
  • Manage internal and customer First Article Verification reviews along with all formal customer communications,
  • Manage product release and build standard reconciliation,
  • Ensure Project improvement opportunities are managed to a conclusion,
  • Manage QA aspects of Product / System Qualification Programmes, including Software test and verification activities,
  • Undertake and manage to a conclusion product and project internal audits,

How will we support you?

We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through:

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Accelerated graduate performance reviews
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare options
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free on-site parking

To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit:

http://www.uk.leonardocompany.com/people-careers/people/company-benefits

What we are looking for

Mandatory

Nationality and security clearance

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as SC) for our business.

Qualifications

All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a MSc or PhD. In all cases the subject should be engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant STEM discipline.

Highly Desirable

  • Familiar with engineering project disciplines within design/development/manufacturing industry.
  • An appreciation of and an ability to articulate the benefits of maintaining quality through the development cycle
  • Awareness of Quality Tools and Techniques i.e. Lean, 5S, Root Cause Analysis, DMAIC.
  • Competent using Microsoft Office tools to analyse data and prepare presentations.
  • A team player and be able to work with and influence others,
  • Must be able to interact at all levels within the business, supplier and customer base,
  • Must be accurate and methodical and able to support the business needs,
  • Must be keen to develop existing processes and challenge the norm.

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