Configuration and Document Manager

Location
Farnborough
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
06 Mar 2017
Closes
03 Apr 2017
Ref
RMS0176738
Contact
David Hogan
Sector
Software
Discipline
Software
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
Airbus DS’ Zephyr is a solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS), designed to complement the advantages of both satellites and classic unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Flying in the stratosphere at an altitude of around 65.000 ft, HAPS offer a high, inherently stable vantage point unaffected by air traffic and weather and thus enable numerous unique remote-sensing or communication services. Combining long endurance and local footprint, HAPS quite literally fill the gap between satellites and today’s UAVs. By day Zephyr flies on solar power generated by paper-thin solar cells covering its 23-metre wingspan which drive its two small propellers and charge up lithium-sulphur batteries which power the craft during the night-time.
Zephyr is the state-of-the-art technology demonstrator of Airbus DS’ HAPS programme. It holds three offical world records including the longest endurance of any unmanned aircraft.

Job role;
- Responsible for ensuring that the HAPS configuration management and documentation systems are maintained and kept up-to-date.
- Responsible for ensuring that the HAPS configuration management plans, processes and procedures are followed at all levels within the business.
- Responsible for maintaining status registers for actions, NCRs, ECRs and waivers
- Responsible for producing metrics from the configuration management system and for identifying ways in which improvements can be made.

Key Accountabilities
Accountable to the Head of Product Assurance for overall configuration management approach, compliance with overall CM processes and for continuous process improvement.
Accountable to the Project Managers for effective and efficient delivery of configured items through the review, approval and configuration process.

Skills
Excellent IT skills, with experience of tools such as SubVersion and databases
Ability to write, implement and maintain configuration management plans.
Ability to inspect and manage deliverable documents and product configuration files at key milestones.
Ability to participate in configuration management audits.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified or experienced in technical engineering (preferably the aerospace sector)
• Experience in CADM and Product/Quality Assurance processes
• Good understanding of configuration management and change control systems
• Experience of working with configuration management systems within the overall framework of an ISO 9001 QMS
• Experience with MS Office, use/design of macros and databases
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Ability to periodically review the CM processes with internal stakeholders

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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