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  • Job reference: RMS0125361

QA Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Oslo
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/05/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (10/05/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a QA Engineer for an Operator within Norway

JOB PURPOSE:
- Provide Quality Management support to onshore projects, to ensure quality objectives are met.
- Support development, implementation and maintenance of an effective Project Quality Management System to meet the expected level of business controls.
- Guide assurance activities of owner’s team and co-ordinate assurance
Contractor during Detailed Design and Procurement, including fabrication, for the Project.

DIMENSIONS:
- No budget responsibility.
- No direct staff reports.
- Base Office location: Contractor offices in Oslo Norway.
- Some job-related travel must be accounted for.

ORGANISATION:
- Reporting to Compliance and QA Lead.
- Day to day reporting to Project Quality Lead.
- Maintain communication lines with 1 Project Engineering Manager and Project C&P Engineers. 2 Quality practitioners on the project to keep each other up to date on project specific QA QC matters. 3 EPCm Contractor Project Quality Team
KEY CHALLENGES:
- Provide effective, risk-based Quality Management support to ensure project Quality objectives are set and met; including criticality based planning of Quality Surveillance arrangements.
- Ensure that a focus is given to quality improvement throughout the project.
- Confirm that the Project Management System reflects the Global, Regional and local requirements and is implemented in the project.
- Support and promote compliance, standardization and simplification of processes.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Provide Risk-based Quality Management support to assigned Projects as per Quality Management System.
- Deployment of Project Quality Plan.
- Support development and deployment Opportunity Assurance Plan and Project Control and Assurance Plan, thereby reflecting the appropriate scaling for the project.
- Input to Project Technical Integrity Verification plan development and confirm implementation of verification activities at appropriate phase in the project by compiling the Technical Integrity Verification Report.
- Support the planning and implementation of the Flawless Project Delivery program. - Project Management System deployment consistent with corporate requirements.
- Participate in tender process, as relevant.
- Secure Quality focus in contracts and follow-up of suppliers and contractors, incl. site visits.
- Assess Quality-related implications of project documentation.
- Review and secure contractor’s implementation of Quality Management and Quality Control Plans, incl. ensuring Quality surveillance/verification process is in place.
- Implement criticality based intervention program for procured items, services etc.
- Audit and Review Plan development and management for the Project.
- Lead or support internal and external audits and reviews and follow-up actions from these.
- Perform visits to construction sites and other locations.

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- University degree or equivalent, or recognised professional technical qualification.
- Detailed understanding of ISO 9000 series of standards and general knowledge of technical standards that are commonly used in upstream business.
- Broad quality management experience.
- Extensive experience with Brownfield modification projects in oil & gas industry.
- Being conversant with: 1 Detailed design processes; 2 Vendor qualification and selection processes; 3 Fabrication and Construction activities; - Knowledge of quality improvement tools.
- Qualified and experienced Lead Auditor.
- Fluent English is required and Norwegian language skills would be beneficial.
- Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
- Self motivated, proactive and outgoing.
- Strong co-ordination, organisational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to seek and develop solutions to complex issues.
- Ability to deliver in hectic project environment.
- Ability to manage change in an environment of continuous improvement.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent, or recognised professional technical qualification

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