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  • Job reference: RMS0129511

Inspection Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/09/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (11/09/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Global oil and gas operator.

The Role:
Job Description

MAIN FUNCTIONS
• Promote safety within area of specialty
• Provide a very high level of quality expertise in inspection disciplines such as rotating equipment, instrumentation and electrical equipment, fixed equipment or NDE (e.g. NDE Level III for instance)
• Advise on all quality matters associated with procurement and installation of equipment
• Monitor production processes and perform surveillance activities in a manufacturing or fabrication environment.
• Coordinate and oversee activities of 3rd party and/or Contractor source inspectors
• Perform surveillance activities, quality inspection activities in accordance with the Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs)
• Provide direction to suppliers on quality management. Review and evaluate Contractor’s and Suppliers’ quality documents for accuracy and adequacy
• Manage interfaces and coordination between Suppliers, Contractors, Quality Supervision and other Project Team disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Construction)
• Lead development and execution of detailed oversight program for high criticality activities or critical equipment inspections.
• Participate in Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), final inspection release activities, review of supplier Quality Control documents and support closure of punch list items
• Keep Quality supervision updated with status of quality issues
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide leadership / expertise in quality inspection activities, make judgments and decisions the technical and physical adequacy of associated equipment and systems
• Provides input to and validate Contractor’s / Supplier procedures for inspection and for testing / examining components
• Generate, review and revise operational procedures for inspection and test equipment
• Interface with Quality and Engineering disciplines to provide inspection and testing expertise in the development and review of drawings, procedures and Project plans
• Support project with the development of method statements and/or examination technique recommendations for equipment inspections; travel to construction and/or fabrication site when requested to review and make technical advice for compliance with specified requirements
• Coordinate activities of 3rd party and Contractor’s inspectors within discipline, in conjunction with Supplier’s QA/QC team
• Utilize Quality Management expertise to perform audits and/or assessments of Contractors / Supplier implementation of inspection activities and document deficiencies
• Perform supplementary inspections and verifications in accordance with requirements of the ITP and the Project Surveillance Plan(s)
• Provide early warning of potential quality problems and the expertise to avoid / resolve them

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor or Associates degree in Engineering or Science preferred or 15+ years experience in the Oil & Gas industry in a project Quality Management supervisory role
• 15 years minimum manufacturing, fabrication or construction experience related to project scope
• 10 years minimum recent experience in selected inspection discipline
• Demonstrate a high level of expertise in selected discipline(s)
• Technical qualification or certification in discipline as specified at time of staffing request
• Must be proficient in common PC software (MS Word, MS Excel, etc)
• Read, write and speak fluent English with strong management, leadership and communication skills
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