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  • Job reference: RMS0169536

QA/QC Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/07/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/08/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
The QA/QC Engineer will work within the QSSHE Team based in our Norwich office and provide quality assurance and quality control support to the our Operations.
The QA/QC Engineer is responsible for providing advice and support (including coaching and monitoring) to ensure the necessary quality assurance and control processes are in place and working effectively to prevent financial and HSE risks being introduced to the business through the undertaking of project activities, operational changes

The Role:
Key accountabilities shall include but not be limited to:


• Develop and maintain quality strategies and quality systems suitable to support the Onshore and Offshore operations.
• Facilitate continuous improvement in health, safety, environmental protection and loss prevention performance.
• Facilitate compliance with all QSSHE regulatory requirements and with good practice.
• Maintain a register of applicable codes and standards that the business is required to comply with in the delivery of its day-to-day operations and project activities.
• Provide support to the Projects Group (including those projects/services being delivered by third parties on our behalf) and to other groups (Integrity, Wells, Supply Chain Management and Operations Support) to be sure that quality risks are correctly assessed, identified and managed. Such activities to include:
o Development and auditing of Quality Plan, Quality Control Plan and Project Quality Procedures which guarantee compliance with contractual requirements and ISO Standards
o Liaise with clients about quality matters
o Assess the suitability of vendors and sub-contractors for individual scopes of work
o Attendance at FAT/SAT etc.
• Provide coaching and guidance to the various functional groups in SNS(S) to ensure they are demonstrating the right level of compliance and application with the Business Management System (BMS).
• Review and approve contractors' and service providers quality documentation, and implement contractor/service provider audits as required and in accordance with the Procurement processes.
• Interface with the Contracts Group to ensure contracts have suitable provision for QA/QC. Provision of quality input to Invitations to Tender; attendance at Kick-Off / Pre-Inspection Meetings. Review of contractor / service provider / vendor quality plans and inspection and test plan to ensure adequate hold and witness points have been identified to ensure appropriate levels of control are being applied
• Coordinate the delivery of the Management Assurance (Audit) Programme, including development of audit scopes and training/coaching of internal auditors.
• Develop and implement an audit programme to cover 3rd party contractors / service providers.
• Ensure that a fit for purpose Quality Management System is in place. Facilitate implementation of the quality aspects of the management system. Support the maintenance of the Quality Management System utilised within the QSSHE Team.
• Provide leadership to the organisation on quality issues.
• Support other members of the QSSHE Team in the delivery of day-to-day activities such as Total Risk Management (TRM) Reviews, HAZOPs, HAZIDs, SIL Studies, Risk Assessments etc.
• Ensure that the QSSHE Team Lead is kept informed about and, where appropriate, involved in the key QSSHE issues and the manner in which they are being managed.

• Work with the QSSHE Team Lead to share, knowledge, experience and resources across other assets.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Significant experience of both the Oil and Gas industry and associated supply chain relationships
• Higher level Engineering Qualification preferred
• CQI registered Auditor
• Significant experience of engineering project quality management activities
• Excellent presentation and report writing skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Flexibility to travel at other locations as required

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