Design Assurance System and Training Lead

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

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Job Description

About Vertical

We are breaking the boundaries and pushing our commitment to the EVTOL world by changing the way the world travels. Our mission is powered by pioneers and progress is our prerogative.  

Here at Vertical, we are developing the UK’s first fully electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), the VX4. With zero-operating emissions. Vertical is transforming the way people travel by offering a faster, safer, and greener way to move. 

My Impact as a Design Assurance System and Training Lead

We seek an experienced and highly motivated professional to join our Design Organisation Approval (DOA) team as a Design Assurance System (DAS) and Training Lead. In this role, you will oversee the Design Assurance System processes within our DOA, ensuring compliance with Part 21J industry standards and regulations. You will also be responsible for developing and delivering training programmes to enhance the skills and knowledge of our employees. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, and has a strong background in Design Assurance System and training.

What success will look like for the Design Assurance System and Training Lead

Design Assurance System Management:

  • Develop and implement an effective Design Assurance System to ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and customer requirements.
  • Establish and maintain manuals, procedures, guides and forms to support the DOA activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate design processes and procedures to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective integration of Design Assurance System activities throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Answers regular audits to ensure compliance with Design Assurance procedures and standards.

Training Program Development and Delivery:

  • Assess training needs within the Design Organisation and develop comprehensive training programmes to address those needs.
  • Design training materials, presentations, and other resources to facilitate effective learning and knowledge transfer.
  • Coordinate and deliver training sessions, workshops, and seminars to employees at various levels.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes through assessments, feedback, and performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure training content remains up-to-date and aligned with organisational goals.

Compliance and Quality Assurance:

  • Stay updated with industry regulations, standards, and best practices related to Design Assurance System.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and quality standards throughout the design process.
  • Participate in quality audits and support corrective and preventive actions.
  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to Design Assurance and training effectiveness.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement corrective actions to address issues


Why work with us?

 For us, it is important that people feel valued for the impact they have and are able to thrive and experience the career journey of a lifetime. Our overall approach to reward seeks to offer competitive packages that attract the diverse and talented people we need to achieve our ambitious objectives.

Our Ways of Working

In the UK we have two offices and a Battery facility in Bristol, an office in London and a site in Kemble with well stocked free kitchen provisions including hot drinks, fruit and breakfasts every weekday. Our typical full time working week is 37.5 hours. We recognise the world of work is rapidly evolving and that flexibility is important for us all to thrive. We want to support all employees to deliver their roles to the best possible standard by offering the right level of flexibility between our key sites and home where suitable for your role and its deliverables and our company goals. Typically, this is agreed with your team and people leader, ensuring there are times for collaboration and other activity on site and the ability to work more remotely from home as appropriate.   

Our Vertical Additional Benefits  

  • ‘Primary Benefits’ are available as standard, 5% Pension Match, 2 x Salary Life Insurance, Income Protection, 26 days + bank holiday and the opportunity for extra 5 days when getting married or forming a civil partnership 
  • ‘Flex Fund Benefits’ are benefits that don’t come as standard, but you can ‘pay’ for using a company provided ‘Flex Fund’ (equal to 4% of salary) Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, EV Car Subscription, Home EV Charger, Holiday Buy, Pension Top Up, and many more
  • ‘Payroll benefits’ Workplace ISA, Commuter Loan, Interest Free Technology Loans
  • ‘Extra benefits’ are the many benefits we offer that can be accessed through our rewards platform, incl. Discounted Shopping Scheme, Eye Care Benefits, Free Mortgage Advice, Financial and Comprehensive Wellness Benefits
  • Eligibility to participate in our employee long-term-incentive plan 

Do you like the look of this opportunity but not sure if you meet all the criteria we’ve outlined?

 Here at Vertical, we are working to create an environment of growth, diversity and opportunities for people to take on challenges and push the status quo. We understand some people may not apply to jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you.   

This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received. 

Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

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