Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

The Role

The Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for upgrading the quality management system to be complaint with the aerospace standard AS9100 and EASA Part 21 G POA and for maintaining the accreditation and continually improving the system.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of quality assurance policies, plans and quality procedures and operational procedures to ensure compliance with AS9100 quality standard
  • Implement POA approval and certification to EASA Part21G
  • Working with the relevant Company departments and staff to ensure successful implementation of quality assurance policies, plans and procedures
  • Writing and implementing AS9100 compliant procedures
  • Verification of compliance to quality processes by undertaking internal quality audits
  • Undertaking supplier audits to ensure compliance with required quality standards
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of corrective measures from AS9100 audit findings
  • Manage the AS9100 accreditation audit process
  • Implement and manage the Part21G POA production certification
  • Working with and managing external auditors
  • Assessing customer quality requirements and ensuring that these are met
  • Reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance on the status of the development, implementation and maintenance of the Quality Assurance System
  • Identification of improvements to the Quality Management System and the implementation of appropriate changes
  • Lead a cross functional team of QA and PA Engineers
  • Provide Quality Assurance/Product Assurance support to the project teams




  • Significant previous quality assurance experience in the aerospace sector, including implementation of an AS9100 quality management system
  • Experience in implementing quality management systems and obtaining third party accreditation is essential
  • Experience in quality assurance auditing (both internal and with suppliers)
  • Understanding the product development lifecycle
  • Experience with quality tools, including root cause and corrective action and process auditing
  • Excellent knowledge of BS EN 9100 and AS9100 Quality Assurance standards
  • Skilled in writing and implementing procedures



  • Experience in software quality assurance
  • Team management experience
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and HSG65 management system
  • Knowledge and experience of EASA Part 21G POA requirements





  • Educated to degree level in a relevant quality assurance or technical subject
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (IQA etc.)
  • Qualified AS9100 auditor



Skills and Behaviours


  • Excellent leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Self-motivated but with the ability to work successfully with inter-disciplinary teams, providing guidance and inspiration
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex data to stakeholders at all levels, including Customers and Senior Management
  • Work to a high level of detail and establish appropriate priorities in carrying out responsibilities and in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including standard office applications
  • Ability to build effective working relationships quickly in a busy, challenging, and dynamic organisation



The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines’ core values:

  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork



This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service) plus public holidays, employee share scheme, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.  We also offer dynamic working where employees split their time working from home and from our office in Culham.


Salary: £45,000 to £55,000

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday


Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to quoting reference 2022-003 – Senior Quality Assurance Engineer