The Company

The mission at DRONAMICS is to democratise airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, they are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's at least 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.

The Role

The Head of Quality and Compliance plays a significant role in the development and execution of DRONAMICS Integrated Management System. They have embarked on a journey to revolutionise how cargo is delivered, and the Head of Quality and Compliance will devise and implement efficient and effective ways to ensure their compliance and improvement through systems, processes and the behaviours of their people.

The Head of Quality and Compliance is also the Nominated Post holder of the Independent System Monitoring within the Design Organisation and shall be relied upon to use initiative and sound aerospace judgment to ensure and assure continued compliance to their customers' and industry requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of all Quality Management processes including QM documented information, Business Process integration and Ownership Engagement as part of the development of the company’s Integrated Management System.
  • Set up the auditing/inspection function and arrange for appropriate training.
  • Plan and control all internal and external Audits alongside the Quality Managers of each functional unit.
  • Management of findings and non-conformance as well as of recommendations noted during internal or external audits and from other sources, regarding non-conformities or improvement to the system. Follow up of the necessary corrective and preventive actions to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Building, maintaining and improving the integrated management system and its processes.
  • As the Head of the Independent Systems Monitoring function, validate and survey the requirements of Part 21 in terms of applicability for the DO, depending on its scope and privileges, on behalf of the HDO.
  • Ensure compliance with compliance with AMC 21.A.239(a)(3).
  • Acting as the focal point of the DOA for the UK CAA on all questions and activities related to the DO’s DAS (including UK CAA’s audits) and the exercising of the DOA’s privileges.
  • Ensuring planned and regular verification of the compliance of the DAS with the applicable requirements of Part 21 and reporting the results of this verification to the HDO and CE, thus ensuring compliance of the DO with point 21.A.239(a)(3)

What They Offer

  • Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
  • Tons of work, zero office politics - they are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods
  • Benefits packages in each of their many entities
  • A range of benefits and rewards as they transition to a commercial business
  • A Values based organisation, committed to becoming an employer of choice
  • A competitive compensation package for a Series A company

Skills And Experience

  • Significant quality and compliance experience, preferably within the aerospace industry
  • Auditor accreditation and a qualification in quality management or equivalent experience
  • New Product Introduction certified (FAIR /APQP /FMEA)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of QMS including ISO 9001 and AS9100
  • Detailed understanding of New Product Introduction gateways and product approval processes
  • Thorough understanding of the applicable regulations and standards of the Aerospace industry particularly
  • Experienced in forming, leading and developing quality teams
  • Proven ability to drive improvement projects to fruition
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities
  • Practical with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and communication skills covering all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrated empathetic, collaborative, and flexible working style in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience of working in an Engineering environment or context.
  • Knowledge of related Part 21 requirements;
  • Thorough knowledge of the “Independent Monitoring Procedure”
  • Experience in auditing

Location

This role will be based in Sofia with flexibility to work between home and their offices. Traveling is expected across the DRONAMICS sites from time to time.