12/10/2018 Airbus Stevenage SG1 2AS

Graduate Product Assurance Engineer

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Stevenage
  • Salary: 27,000
Graduate Product Assurance Engineer

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Reference Code 10420544 D EN EXT 2

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Stevenage

– Target Group:  Graduate – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time:  Graduate programme / Full time

– Work Experience:  Not specified

– Functional Area:  QUALITY / Assurance

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Start date: September 2019

Location:  Stevenage

Number of roles: 2

Application closing date: 4th November 2018

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

Due to recent contract wins, Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) are looking for a Product Assurance Engineer to join our Satellite Telecoms Business. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for ensuring product design quality and performance compliance throughout the lifecycle of the spacecraft. Working in a project environment, you will manage interfaces with the external customer and internal stakeholders in Design, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

Through the two-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP), you will receive a structured introduction to Quality within the space industry by working around the business to build experience and networks. The GDP will start with six months in Telecoms Product Assurance before a six month placement in Quality Assurance working in the cleanroom with spacecraft hardware. In your second year, you will drive your own development by seeking and completing placements in business areas / locations where you wish to build experience.

Following the GDP you will re-join the Product Assurance team to personally manage and lead the quality assurance activities on a telecoms satellite.

Based in Portsmouth, with scope to travel as the project requires, your responsibilities would be to:

– Ensure spacecraft components and equipment meet customer requirements based on international standards (Space ECSS and ISO standards)

– Coordination of problem investigation, resolution and long-term corrective activity

– Declaration of conformance to Customer and business that the Payload delivered from Portsmouth is fully compliant


– Customer interface: Developing a positive relationship with our customer to keep them informed of progress and any major quality issues.

– Supplier management: Working with our suppliers to ensure they deliver to our requirements and manage efficiently and correctly any deviations before delivery.

– Non-conformance management: Ensuring correct management of non-quality events during assembly and test phase of the project. – Design /

Manufacturing / Test / Delivery Gate Reviews: Delivery of quality status at each project gate review.

– Risk management: Forecasting and evaluation of project risks together with actions to avoid or minimize their impact.

– Lessons Learnt: Ensuring know-how transfer between projects is maintained and actions closed out

This role will involve some travel to European Airbus D&S sites and international suppliers. As such you must be able to travel accordingly.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


– Degree or HND/HNC in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject.

– Excellent communication skills

– Analysis skills and logical approach to problem resolution and investigations

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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