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Quality & Compliance Engineer - Technical


Job description

The Compliance Engineer – Technical - is directly responsible to the Fixed Wing Compliance Manager for ensuring continued accreditation to the requisite Aviation Regulations, allowing successful delivery of Customer requirements while also providing a technical, regulatory and international standards focal point for all areas of Draken Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safety first. Operate at Draken Europe in accordance with the SHE standards. Identify where the SHE standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.
  • Apply countermeasures identified in applicable risk assessment to appointed operations/tasks.

Compliance Assurance

Provision of Compliance assurance and monitoring for all technical capabilities in accordance with:

  •  UK Part M / Part CAMO
  •  UK Part 21 Sub Part G
  •  UK Part 145
  •  MRP 145
  •  UK Part 147
  •  EASA Part 147
  •  BCAR A8-23
  •  BCAR A8-25

  • Provision of Compliance assurance monitoring for all Business Management System activities in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

  • Performance of internal compliance audits against Civil and Military regulatory requirements as identified in the audit schedule.
  • Performance of internal compliance audits against international standards as identified in the audit schedule.
  • Performance of external supplier audits against Civil / Military / international standards as identified in the audit schedule.
  • Management of non-conformances raised from audit – assuring effective and timely remedial action.
  • Management of the personnel authorisation system.
  • Management and development of relevant expositions in support of the accountable manager and nominated post holders.
  • Management of the company component capability list.
  • Monitoring of regulatory legislation and international standards, ensuring timely review and update to company documentation.

Technical & Regulatory Expertise

  • Providing a focal point for regulatory advice and consultation.
  • Providing a focal point for international standard advice and consultation.

Special Conditions

  • Ad Hoc / out of hours work during urgent / unforeseen business requirements.
  • Domestic / international travel as required.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent.

Core Competencies

Experience & Qualification

  • Formal aviation engineering qualification – Required.
  • Internal or lead auditor qualification – ISO 9001 or suitable equivalent – Required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Civil and Military aviation regulations – UK CAA, MAA, EASA, FAA, MAOS – Required.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry standards – ISO 9001 – Desirable.
  • Relevant Civil and Military aviation experience – Required.
  • Experience in performing audits within the Civil and / or Military aviation environment – Required.
  • Experience in safety management systems – Desirable.
  • Experience in quality management systems – Required.

Personal Skills & Attributes

  • Good verbal and written communication skills – ability to interface with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and achieve tight deadlines.
  • Computer literate – use of MS office, excel and other company software as required.
  • Maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately.
  • Self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.

Key Measures

  • Effective management of the audits assigned to them – delivered on time to the requisite standard.
  • Effective management of audit non-conformances, mitigating likelihood of repeat occurrence.
  • Effective monitoring of regulatory legislation and international standards.
  • Successful performance against objectives set during annual personal development review.

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

Draken Europe employees must hold or be able to hold a minimum award of SC (Security Cleared), granted by the UK Security Vetting agency. Draken Europe will sponsor and guide employees through the vetting process with our internal security vetting experts.

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