Head of Quality / Product Assurance

Utrecht, The Netherlands, SRON [1553]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance
Job type

About this job

In our professional and collegiate Quality / Product Assurance group (7 fte), we support users and customers in scientific and contract research projects. We ensure the implementation of quality requirements right from the beginning of a project, and throughout all phases of a program, in both hardware and software. We work in small project groups but also in large international consortia of institute organizations.

We are looking for an inspiring Head of our Quality / Product Assurance group, who has at least 5 years of experience in Product Assurance.

Please include your motivation letter with CV by your application. Please state the vacancy number “SRON 1553” in the subject of your email.


  • You will support the Principle Investigator of Scientific Instrumentation projects on quality matters and interpret and manage the quality aspects of complex space hardware development contracts.
  • You will be a member of the Engineering Management team.


  • We are looking for a team leader with a technical background in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • The idea of developing and improving failure prevention policies, procedures, trainings and methods for products, materials, components and operational quality is right up your street.
  • You can deal and negotiate with agencies, sub-contractors, partner institutes from in and outside the EU, and with internal staff.
  • Furthermore you work effectively and cooperatively in a diverse and international team environment.
  • You can define and implement solutions inline with team objectives, individual objectives and project deadlines.
  • We would not mind if you were passionate about creation and implementation of innovative technologies.
  • It is a plus if you have experience in diverse functional areas relevant to space instrumentation, including knowledge of the ECSS landscape and Configuration Control Systems.

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