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Project Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/05/2018
  • Duration: 6 month contract initally
  • Time left:
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    (13/06/18)
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The Role:
Role Purpose
As the responsible authority on project quality related matters and activities you are deployed within the integrated project delivery teams that are supplying high value bespoke engineered and manufactured products and solutions for the nuclear industry to;
* develop, communicate, enforce and maintain project quality strategies and plans to ensure varied and highly detailed customer quality requirements and expectations are understood, met and delivered over the full lifecycle of the projects,
* keep abreast of changes in requirements, standards and expectations and help facilitate these into the organisation,
* support other quality functional related activities and areas including the business management systems and operational quality teams.

Key Activities / Decision Areas
Undertake and report on a wide variety of tasks within the project quality team. Tasks include but are not limited to;
Define, Implement and Manage Quality related activity within a project such as;
* analysis and flow down of customer quality requirements
* production of internal quality plans and procedures to meet customer and regulatory requirements
* providing supplier quality assurance e.g. review & approve supplier quality plans carrying out surveillance and final release activity
* ensuring compliance to quality plans and managing Project Lifetime Quality Records
* review and QA Approve documents e.g. Manufacturing and Test Documentation
* support design reviews
* support customer audits and inspections
* overseeing final release of finished product.
* liaising with customers and suppliers on quality concerns, surveillance visits, audits final release etc.
* control of supplied and despatched non-conforming items and applications for quality related concessions.
* act as in-house council to provide guidance and solutions to other internal functions when quality concerns and queries arise.
* measuring and reporting quality performance

QA input on Business winning activities;
* Contract review of quality requirements.
* Cost estimation of QA activity
* Formulate responses to tender questions relating to QA

Contribute to other operational quality and business systems activities to ensure continuing compliance to ISO 9001, 14001, other adopted standards and customer requirements;
* internally auditing to processes and customer requirements
* carrying out reviews, gap analysis and continuous improvement on business processes and related documentation.
* leading process problem solving, internal non-conformance control, root cause analysis and investigations
* conducting preventive Action and quality awareness activities and initiatives
* assuring corrective actions arising from internal audit or operational non-conformances (defect occurrence), customer or 3rd Party Audits etc. are carried through, are effective and closed out.

Essential role related knowledge, technical skills, qualifications and experience
* Related Technical degree
* Must be able to understand technical engineering standards and specifications to be able to assure product and processes are conforming
* Sound knowledge of BS EN ISO 9001 (BS EN 14001 also useful)
* Minimum 3 years background experience in Quality Engineering ideally from nuclear, aerospace, or oil and gas engineering and manufacturing industry.
* Quality planning, Change management and process development
* Data analysis, Investigation and Problem solving
* Technical Report writing and presentation
* QA tools and techniques such as Pareto, Fishbone, 5 why, Kaizen
* Self-motivated to be able to work with minimum supervision and able to use own initiative to provide solutions to problems and form working teams.
* Excellent team player for working with colleagues and customers at all organisational levels effectively and to build relationships and influence others to achieve key objectives
* High level of IT Skills; in particular Microsoft Office suite.

Person Specification
* Focuses on the customer- Works co-operatively with customers and stakeholders (internal and external) in order to meet and exceed their expectations.
* Collaborates and Shares Knowledge- Seeks to create collective success through teamwork, knowledge sharing and mutual support.
* Delivers Results/ Focuses on Solution - Plans what needs to be delivered and then focuses on making it happen.
* Build Teams- Brings together the right people, in the right place at the right time to deliver business objectives.
* Adapts to change - Is able to respond positively to individual or organisational change.
* Acts with Integrity and Professionalism - Demonstrates trust and integrity in their day to day working. Ensures that all applicable company standing instructions, including safety, are personally complied with.

The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider in this sector.

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