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  • Job reference: RMS0169599

Project Quality Lead

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Harwell
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/07/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/08/16)
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The Company:
Our client is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from New Build, through Operations and Maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste disposal.

The Role:
An urgent vacancy has arisen for a Project Quality Lead to join our Quality and Compliance team based in Harwell . This is initially a 6 – 12 month contract although could be considerably longer as it is only phase 1 of a large project.

It involves supporting the initial set-up phase of a large consortium led project in the area of fusion energy. It plays a core part in establishing a quality culture within the consortium, and developing shared working processes to make project delivery as effective and efficient as possible.

Main purposes of the role:

Thought Leadership:
•Identify and implement opportunities for improvement or good practice within the project context.
•Use a systems thinking approach to focus the consortium on requirements and interface management.
•Establish a governance framework (system of management) that enables the consortium to deliver to the customer requirements and drive the culture of planning for quality through the delivery process.

Risk Management:
•Use risk management to ensure the application of appropriate assurance throughout the project delivery lifecycle.
•Identify, report and advise on risks and opportunities to the Quality Responsible Officer.

Relationship Management:
•Identify the various stakeholders associated with the project and build relationships with them to allow you to understand their requirements and expectations and advise on the application of governance, assurance and improvement in the project context.

Resource Management:
•Work with the Quality Responsible Officer to establish a cultural attitude to quality within the consortium

Capability Development:
•Ensure the system of management within the project is effective, current and conforms to the contractual requirements.

Knowledge, Improvement, Innovation & Learning:
•Capture and share knowledge and learning opportunities within the consortium and the project teams.
•Develop and implement a quality awareness programme for key stakeholders within the consortium.

Position of the Project Quality Lead within the organisation:

Reporting to the regional Quality Lead (Quality Responsible Officer) you will be interacting with all levels of internal customers as well as liaising with suppliers and clients.

The main challenges in the role:
•The consortium delivery team is based on multiple sites across the UK and France, with the customer interfaces in France and Spain. The quality team needs to be able to work flexibly and facilitate multi-site working through using technology in process design to overcome communication challenges.
•The consortium is formed of three organisations with the addition of a number of sub-contractors. Designing shared processes needs to take into account the cultural differences between the companies, the language difficulties, and the existing established ways of working.
•Time management – you need to be aware of the time budgets for each task and work within them

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Experience of developing governance arrangements
•Experience in working within complex project structures
•Experience of leading internal audit programmes to ISO9001 or equivalent (ideally lead auditor qualified)
•Effective communication at all levels, written and verbal, including experience in preparation of quality plans and control plans
•Able to work with complex issues to tight deadlines and within budget.
•Experience of a regulated environment is preferred.
•A highly developed problem solving ability
•Be experienced in using appropriate quality tools to identify risks and opportunities
•Commercially aware.
•To provide a quality & service driven attitude.
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