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  • Job reference: RMS0117430

QA Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/10/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/10/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major, international oil and gas company

The Role:
The QA Engineer will:
• Set up and implement the quality management processes for the project, verify their adequacy and monitor and audit that the work carried out for and on behalf of the project is in accordance with suitable and approved management systems.
• Provide the focal point for overall project quality.

Key Accountabilities:
• Prepare and obtain approval of the Project Quality Management Strategy, Project Quality Plan and Internal/External Quality Assurance Audit Schedule and (where appropriate) the Third Party Verification Strategy and plan.
• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance in support of the Project Manager’s accountabilities.
• Co-ordinate the definition and documentation of the Project Quality Control architecture and arrangements. Monitor and measure the suitability and effectiveness of these arrangements, provide feedback on the findings and develop/implement improvements.
• Provide input, from a quality management perspective, into all Invitations to Tender (ITT) and bid enquiries for direct procurement by the PMT. Assist in the review of potential contractors and suppliers and participate in pre-award site visits, surveys etc..
• Co-ordinate internal and external management system compliance audits to verify that the requirements of the project are being correctly executed, including audits of the PMT’s Project Management System (spit by functional group), and audits of the quality management systems of the contractors and their principal subcontractors and suppliers for compliance with contract requirements and other regulatory body approvals.
• Maintain audit and non-conformance status logs for all project audits.
• Review and approve as necessary the contractors' and principal suppliers’ inspection and test plans and participate in selected inspection surveillance operations.
• Review and approve the contractors’ procedures for material identification and traceability (as used by contractors in their procurement documentation).
• Verify that equipment and materials, supplied either as company free-issue or procured by the contractor, are preserved and maintained by the contractor in such a manner that, at completion of the work, it has retained the specified purchased condition, paying special attention to the suppliers’ warranties and specified instructions regarding storage and maintenance at all times during handling, storage and installation.
• Assume overall responsibility for the Third Party Verification process and written schemes of examination (where appropriate), with assistance from the contractor in terms of the provision of design, procurement, construction, commissioning, installation and hook up input for the work in its and its subcontractors’ and suppliers’ scopes.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Technical professional with proven experience in Quality Control management performance in delivering extensive complex projects, specifically major EPC or EPCM contracts with exposure to projects in the UKCS
• Knowledge and experience of HPHT projects and technologies is an advantage.
• Skilled in the application of third party verification activities in a project environment

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