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QA Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2013
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The Company:
Our Client’s engineering division, has been a leader in the design of drilling facilities for offshore platforms worldwide for over 30 years. The company’s 700-strong workforce provides a range of engineering services from pre-project and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) through detail design, construction support, hook-up and commissioning.

The Role:
Purpose Of Job:
The QA Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Business Management System is implemented and maintained in accordance with the appropriate National and International Standards.
Responsibility is also held for HSE statistics management, information dissemination and publication of safety alerts and maintenance of the Safety Management systems and procedures.

Area(s) of Responsibility:
All Company operations and bases.

Key Tasks – QA
(a) Ensure the implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the Business Management System.
(b) Ensure that the Business Management System complies with ISO9001 and other relevant standards.
(c) Report on the performance of the Management System to the General Manager as a basis for subsequent improvement of the Management System.
(d) Plan, assist and co-ordinate the production and review of Management System documentation and data, in liaison with Department Heads.
(e) Manage the issue and update of documentation and data associated with the Management System.
(f) Ensure internal and external audits are planned and conducted effectively and to perform internal and external audits in accordance with a 12 month rolling plan as necessary.
(g) Recommend appropriate corrective/preventive actions to remedy problems relating to services, products and Management System and to ensure actions are taken within agreed time scales and to verify their effectiveness.
(h) Liaise, as necessary, with external parties/bodies, on any matters relating to the Management System.
(i) Ensure the care, custody and control of all documents and quality records within defined areas of responsibility.
(j) Promote awareness of customer requirements throughout a project.
(k) Review organisational change proposals to determine their impact on the integrity of the Quality Management System.
(l) Monitor supplier / subcontractor performance.
(m) Liaise with the companies UK Management Systems Superintendent to ensure
Management System complies with corporate Quality Management System.

Key Tasks – HSE
(a) Ensure the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Safety Management System in association with the Corporate UK HSEQ Manager and RDS HSE Occupational Co-ordinator.
(b) Production of Safety management System documentation and statistical data in liaison with the Corporate Safety Department.
(c) Planning, initiation and where appropriate, the performance of internal quality audits on the HSE systems.
(d) Identifying and anticipating trends in Group performance or changes to the industry environment and in association with Corporate HSEQ department, issuing safety alerts and advice to appropriate personnel.
(e) Developing HSE campaigns and programmes to address HSE focus areas in association with project management.
(f) Liaising with the Training Department to ensure that HSE issues are suitably addressed by training programmes and training material to reflect the activities of the company.
(g) Monitoring the effectiveness of HSE plans, (training) programmes and campaigns and contribute to their revision and update as necessary in association with Project Management.
(h) Making routine, regular visits to our client’s global operations and liaising with regional and in-country HSE personnel to assure that;
• Local company operations are running in line with our client’s standards and good HSE practice.
• Local company operations are aware of our client’s HSE developments and can get involved appropriately.
• Corporate campaigns and HSE systems are relevant to local needs.
(i) Ensuring appropriate HSE support to the start-up of new operations or the take-over of any new acquisitions as they apply to the activities of the company.
(j) Working with the Occupational HSE Co-ordinator, ensure regular audits and visits are made to check on HSE procedures and performance on offshore installations, construction sites, offices and warehouses. Issuing reports on such visits to the relevant company management which highlights deficiencies and make improvement recommendations.
(k) Undertake special HSE activities as required by general, office or project management to address specific issues or concerns.
(l) Publish monthly HSE statistics for all operating locations and highlight problem areas and statistical progress vs. target to company management.
(m) Prepare HSE write-ups for inclusion to the periodical (5 per year) Global newsletter and determine safety focus topics in association with the Head of Projects

Primary Responsibilities:
(a) Familiarise themselves with the Company Safety Policy and take all reasonable care to ensure the health and safety of their and persons likely to be affected by their acts or omissions as required under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
(b) Ensure that the Company Safety Policy is fully implemented and adhered to by all persons under their authority.
(c) Ensure Quality Management procedures satisfy the Health and Safety requirements of clients and comply with the relevant standards.
(a) Liaise with line manager in formulating annual budgets and exercise financial controls in use of expenditure.
Business Development
(a) Provide bid submission input as required.
(b) Provide QA presentations to clients and internally as requested.
Departmental Development
(a) Assist in developing improved methods of project and engineering management that will improve efficiency and reduce risk.
Systems and Processes
(a) Monitor all project systems and processes through audit and review.
(b) Ensure Management Systems complies with ISO9001 and other relevant standards.
(a) Participate in competency assessments, performance evaluations and identify longer term career potential and training development of departmental staff.
(b) Utilise, as required, the Performance Appraisal Procedure as well as the Disciplinary Procedure for detailing performance issues including; high standards of work, career development and / or sub-standard performance.
(c) Ensure that all employees under their control have sufficient information and knowledge to carry out their job and are adequately trained and experienced for a particular task.
(a) Ensure compliance to all relevant Company management systems and where applicable client procedures.
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