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  • Job reference: RMS0128434

QA Coordinator - Laboratory Services

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Labrador, NL
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/07/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/07/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage the laboratory services contractor through Quality Assurance oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection of Primary Laboratory operation;
• Coordinate between Contractor(s) and Primary Laboratory Services Contractor, inspection and testing of concrete, compaction testing, aggregates, materials and soils produced;
• Ensure Primary Laboratory Services Contractor implementation of quality management plan, standards, procedures, processes and checklists for inspecting and testing of concrete, materials and soils;
• Ensure Contractor's concrete mix design(s) are submitted to the Primary Laboratory Contractor for testing and approval
• Ensure concrete batch plant inspection and testing is coordinated between contractor and laboratory;
• Ensure Laboratory Services Contractor implementation and maintenance of laboratory accreditation;
• Ensure Primary Laboratory Contractor documentation and resolution of non-conformance, corrective and preventative action;
• Ensure full compliance with technical specifications, drawings and any special supplier installation procedures as defined
in contractors and inspection and test plans
• Perform monitoring, surveillance and inspection of concrete, aggregate, material and soils used to support the following work (bulk excavation, site infrastructure, dams and spillway, reservoir, intake, powerhouse);
• Ensure contractors' quality programs and controls are fully implemented and effective through review and acceptance of contractors' quality documentation (including inspection and test plans, procedures, quality records, final documentation, etc.);
• Work with Contractor(s) and Primary Laboratory Services Contractor to ensure clarity in understanding project and technical requirements;
• Interface daily with the engineering team to ensure compliance to all technical specifications and drawings for selected scopes;
• Review documentation received from contractor (material specification, method statements, Inspection and Test Plans, drawings, test results, other technical documentation, etc.) for implementation and compliance;
• Attend construction meetings as required;
• Ensure turnover documentation is complete;
• Managing contractor performance against key performance indicators;
• Approve time and materials requests for contractor and associated time and material reports for contractor;
• Review and endorse all laboratory service contractor payment certificates and invoices; and
• Work with contractors and suppliers to ensure all audit findings and NCR's, etc. are closed

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, supplemented by experience in construction QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities for large civil projects, with focus on concrete, material and soils testing and compliance.
Registration with the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL) is desirable.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, supplemented by experience in construction QA/QC
oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities for large civil projects, with focus on concrete, material and
soils testing and compliance.
Registration with the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL) is
desirable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
• Minimum 10 years of field experience in performing QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities on large construction projects.
• Experience with implementing quality programs for large capital projects, with a good exposure to civil works.
• Experience with civil works, specifically bulk excavation, including site investigation, overburden and rock excavation, backfilling, compaction, piling, road construction, concrete pouring, construction of cofferdams, rock filled dams and sediment ponds, rock bolting, rock dowels, welded wire mesh, shotcrete, etc.
• Experience with construction of hydroelectric projects, specifically intake, powerhouse, spillway and transition dams, turbine and generator and balance of plant considered an asset.
• Sound knowledge of ASTM and CSA standards governing the sampling, testing and inspection of materials used in large civil construction
• Knowledgeable of Portland cement
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