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Quality Assurance Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/02/2014
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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:
Working within the Integrated Project Delivery Team responsible for Site Construction Management, the QA Advisor will:
• Implement and participate in QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection programs and activities for
construction and installation activities of Contractors and Suppliers at Muskrat Falls;
• Ensure Contractors and Suppliers' QA/QC programs are implemented and effective;
• Verify and assure satisfactory quality performance of the work by Contractors and Supplier's at site.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Note: The following is being executed as a contract scope of work.)
The duties and job functions of the QA Advisor shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Implement all applicable QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection plans, procedures and checklists for
inspecting and reporting of the work activities at Muskrat Falls.
• Perform monitoring, surveillance and QA audits of the work (bulk excavation, site infrastructure, dams and spillway,
reservoir, intake, powerhouse, turbine generator and balance of plant), on behalf of Nalcor Energy, to ensure contractors'
and suppliers' quality programs are fully implemented and effective through review and acceptance of contractors' quality
documentation (including inspection and test plans, procedures, quality records, final turnover documentation, etc.).
• Ensure full compliance with the regulatory requirements, technical specifications, drawings and any special supplier
installation procedures as defined in contractors and suppliers' inspection and test plans
• Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports and maintain quality assurance files of all on-going construction work.
• Implement the quality audit and surveillance plan and issue reports such as corrective actions, non-conformances, and
• Work with Contractors and Suppliers 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
• 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.
• Work with contractors and suppliers to ensure all audit findings, NCR, etc. are closed

Essential Skills / 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, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.


• 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, specif
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