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Project Quality Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/04/2012
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
REPORTS TO: Senior Project Manager, Manager – Project Quality

SUPERVISES: Quality Assurance Coordinator, Quality Advisor, Quality Engineer, Procurement Quality Coordinator, Site Quality Coordinator


• Provide Quality discipline input to the Project Organization Plan and manage staffing of Quality personnel for the Project Team (PT)
• Develop quality plans, programs, procedures and tools to manage quality across project
• Interface with other disciplines and provide Quality input to project plans
• Manage the oversight of Contractors’ quality-related activities and deliverables
• Act as Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC) while none is assigned to project
• Provide direction, guidance and resources to QACs
• Provide advice to Project Management on quality issues and support effort to resolve them
• Provide feedback on quality-related issues and metrics to the Project Quality function


• Promote Quality awareness throughout the project
• Prepare and maintain Project Quality Plan, Surveillance Programs and other quality procedures and tools and ensure their successful implementation across the project
• Interface and coordinate work activities between Quality and other disciplines
• Ensure project-specific indoctrination and general training for Quality personnel is conducted and provide quality-related training for PT as required
• Provide direction, guidance and resources to QACs
• Provide oversight of Contractors’ implementation of their Quality program and compliance with project requirements:
– Ensure appropriate quality and quantity of Contractor's Quality staff assigned to the project
– Confirm adequacy of Contractors’ plans, procedures, processes and documents
– Ensure appropriate PT review and approval of Contractor’s and Suppliers’ quality deliverables (e.g., plans, Criticality Ratings, Inspection and Test Plans)
– Ensure appropriate PT and functional review of deviations to equipment and materials
– Ensure audits of Contractors, Suppliers and PT are scheduled and conducted; lead PT audits and participate in Contractor audits as appropriate
– Steward audit findings to resolution and closure in a timely manner
• Coordinate Quality management activities to ensure consistency, effectiveness across the Project
• Maintain ongoing communication with Quality Coordinators (i.e., QACs, PQCs, SQCs)
• Manage resolution of quality issues and monitor quality performance
• Coordinate and report Project quality metrics to PT and Project Quality function
• Interface with Startup / Operations to ensure clear understanding of project quality and participate in turnover as appropriate
• Maintain interface communication with Project Quality function and support functional initiatives and tool building efforts as needed

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science is preferred
• Minimum 15 years of experience in responsible roles in Quality Management and coordination of quality activities for projects in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Quality Manager or equivalent experience in management of project quality systems
• Extensive experience with auditing quality management systems
• Worldwide experience with Contractors and Suppliers involved in production facilities projects
• Experience with project completions and documentation for operations turnover
• Understanding of the Canadian, Alberta, and Wood Buffalo Municipality Certification and regulatory requirements (i.e. CWB, ABSA, CSA, Safety Codes, etc.)
• Must be proficient in common PC software (MS Word, MS Excel, etc)

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience working in client role on major production facilities projects is preferred
• Qualification / certification in auditing and in inspection disciplines is preferred
• Read, write and speak fluent English with strong management, leadership and communication skills
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