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Quality Assurance Coordinator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/05/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a major oil and gas operator in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC) performing quality management activities based in Houston with national and international travel for Trees, Manifolds and control equipment.

Previous experience in coordination and auditing of Quality Management Systems, related to Subsea contracts.

Review and approval of contractor’s procedures and plans.

Manufacturing and fabrication yard or large fabrication shop performing oversight surveillance.

Experience with structural steel, hydraulics, electrical and instrumentation, piping, valves, fabrication, mechanical and system completions support.

Needs to have supervision experience over inspection personnel, and performance of inspection and verification.

10 minimum in Oil and Gas industry quality management and a minimum of 1 year exp. in assignment and experience descriptions.

Normal 5 day work week. Project may work additional days deepening on schedule issues.

MAIN FUNCTIONS
• Responsible to implement Project Quality Plan in assigned scope of work
• Provide training for key staff
• Ensure execution of Surveillance Programs through development of Surveillance Plans and through ongoing monitoring and auditing
• Report quality issues, status, metrics and lessons learned to Project Management
• Manage efforts to resolve quality issues and make improvements to quality activities
• May take on the role of Procurement Quality Coordinator (PQC) or Site Quality Coordinator (SQC) until they are assigned

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Promote Quality awareness throughout the project
• Ensure establishment and proper implementation of adequate control processes within the subproject PT, as stipulated in the Project Plan and the Project Quality Plan
• Provide oversight of Contractor’s implementation of their Quality program and compliance with project requirements:
– Approve Contractor’s Quality organization and monitor performance of key QA staff
– Review Contractor’s standard contract and purchase order quality requirements language
– Review and approve Contractor’s Quality Plan and Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs)
– Perform scheduled periodic assessments of the Contractor's activities in order to evaluate and monitor implementation of Contractor’s Quality Management systems
– Participate in qualification of proposed Subcontractors or Suppliers
– Ensure Contractor’s surveillance activities are commensurate with Criticality Ratings
– Review Contractor’s quality audit schedule, monitor Contractor’s audit program, and participate in selected audits
– Review Quality Plan of Suppliers of critical equipment / material in conjunction with PQC
– Ensure Contractor is performing quality reporting per the contract
– Monitor and audit implementation of PT Procurement and Construction Surveillance Programs
• Provide Quality training as required
• Develop and coordinate subproject Audit Schedule, conduct site audits within sub-projects and assist Quality Manager in conduct of project audits, as needed
• Review metrics from engineering, procurement, and construction sites to identify and assist in resolution of issues
• Assist function in selection of SQC positions and assist Sites in selection of inspectors
• Steward the Procurement and Construction Surveillance Programs until the respective coordinator (i.e., PQC, SQC) is assigned
• Review and assist in development of Quality portion of site close-out reports as necessary
• Advise and inform Project Manager and Quality Manager on quality issues, status and metrics
• Ensure best practices and lessons learned are implemented and that new lessons learned are identified and distributed as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor or Associate degree in Engineering or Science preferred
• Minimum 10 years of experience in responsible roles in Quality Management and coordination of quality activities for projects of various facilities in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Minimum 5 years experience in management of project quality systems
• Extensive experience with auditing quality management systems
• Worldwide experience with Contractors and Suppliers involved in production facilities projects
• Experience working in client role on major production facilities projects is preferred
• Experience with project completions and documentation for operations turnover
• Qualification / certification in auditing and in inspection disciplines is preferred
• Must be proficient in common PC software (MS Word, MS Excel, etc)
• Read, write and speak fluent English with strong management, leadership and communication skills
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