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Project Manager, Quality Assurance

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

Operations, Quality Assurance
Tustin, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Virgin Galactic is seeking a Project Manager Quality Leader for our Delta class spaceships. This individual will lead the Project Management within Quality organization to ensure performance objectives are being met or exceeded. Interfacing with the Delta Spaceship suppliers, supply chain, program management and engineering team will be a large portion of the work in the near term to meet the on-time delivery of products from Delta Spaceship suppliers.

The Project Manager Quality Leader will provide structure with the following individual accountabilities:

  • Manages projects and processes to ensure overall quality is continuously improving.
  • Ability to lead collaborative teams on tactical and strategic discussions to drive a results and breakdown barriers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure timely delivery of materials and components
  • Oversees quality engineering tasks to enhance product quality and to ensure high reliability and proper performance per product requirements.
  • Perform trend analyses of Quality Non-Conformance data to identify potential problem areas, evaluate corrective actions, and measure performance over.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve production processes to increase efficiency and reduce waste

What you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering, Quality, Operations, or hard science discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in aerospace or defense quality, supply chain and operations dealing with quality improvement programs and process techniques.
  • Quality certifications are desired (FAA, ASQ CQE, AS9100, etc.)
  • Experience with transition of programs from design to manufacturing.
  • Expertise with quality assurance and continuous improvement tools, best practices, methods and approaches
  • Hands on experience with technical standards and publications, understanding of aircraft type certification or experimental aircraft certification.


  • AS9100 Lead Auditor or equivalent certification.
  • Application software – Dassault Systems 3DX, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and EtQ
  • Ability to administer the Material Review Board (MRB) system
  • Ability to collect and collate large volumes of complex data
  • Aircraft Design Assurance Standards knowledge
  • Previous OEM aircraft manufacturing or overhaul operations experience
  • Demonstrated and documented written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with FAA commercial space regulations is a plus

The annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $79,300.00–$121,000.00. The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit

Who We Are

Virgin Galactic is transforming humanity’s relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it’s supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is THE spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what’s possible.

Export Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Person (either a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident or a protected individual as defined 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) or be able to obtain the required authorization from either the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The applicant must also not be included in the list of Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. See list here.

EEO Statement
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Virgin Galactic is committed to a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants post offer and active teammates are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. This can include pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and accident related drug and alcohol testing.

For individuals seeking employment at our Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport facility, employment is contingent upon you obtaining and maintaining a TSA authorized security badge. This includes initial and annual mandatory background checks that are governed by TSA, and conducted by the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport badging office.