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  • Job reference: RMS0110911

QUALITY MANAGEMENT LEAD

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Sunbury
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/06/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our global leading client is seeking highly skilled, experienced & capable contract international employees to work on a large multinational complex oil & gas project.

The Role:
Our client is seeking an experienced Quality Management Lead for Auditing will be responsible for developing a new Audit & Review strategy and establishing a small team of auditors to implement it. The strategy will be forward thinking, with the aim of engaging all levels of the project delivery organisation in the assurance process. The role will require the candidate to; influence change in the way auditing is perceived and, demonstrate the value that auditing adds to a project. The audit team will be established as a central service delivered across the Angola Developments projects portfolio.
Primary Responsibilities
Develop a new approach to audit and review, moving beyond simple compliance to process improvement and risk identification and gain support from and ownership by the leadership team for the new approach
Provide strong leadership to a small team of auditors who will carry out meaningful audits that support the objectives of compliance and improvement
Ensure that all actions arising from ‘audits & reviews’ are assigned an owner and that adequate resources are provided to ensure close-out is effective and achieved in a timely manner
Work closely with the SQM manager to establish an auditing approach that ‘follows the risk’ down into the supply chain



Key Tasks
• Prepare, maintain and implement documents that define the requirements for; Audit Strategy, Audit Planning, Audit Scheduling, Audit Execution & Reporting, Closure of Audit Findings, Audit data trending and analysis
• Work closely with the Sector Quality Managers to identify suitable areas for auditing including Client Project teams, Client Tier 1 contractors/suppliers (CPI) and critical suppliers deep in the supply chain including Duplex Stainless Steel Suppliers
• Prepare an audit schedule for the Angola Development portfolio of projects taking into account the requirements of the Client Operating Management Systems (OMS), the stage of each project and the specific needs of the project
• Develop and deliver audit training module(s) to enable auditing to be undertaken in a consistent manner, with auditors, auditees and management understanding the process and the role they play within it
• Lead a team of auditors to conduct audits to verify conformance with the OMS, Project Quality Plans and contract requirements
• Analyse auditing data and prepare reports for senior management to identify areas for improvement
• Ensure the PMCS action tracking system is used for recording and managing the close-out of audit findings
• Strengthen the link between the audit process and the RCFA and Quality Improvement processes.
• Support the Angola Developments Quality Manager in undertaking cross-project activities as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Essential criteria & qualifications
• Engineering degree from an internationally accredited university
• At least 10 years experience in Quality Management in major international projects
• IRCA Qualified Lead Auditor with at least 5 years current experience
• In depth knowledge of working to the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO29001
• Chartered Quality Professional

Desirable criteria & qualifications
• Working knowledge of management systems such as API Q1
• Experience of leading a team of auditors
• Experience of working within a stage-gate governance framework
• Experience of working for an engineering contractor on offshore oil and gas projects
• Experience of working for an Oil & Gas operator

Competencies/Skills
• Good communicator with excellent influencing, verbal and written skills
• Self-motivated and prepared to take the initiative
• Good project management skills and good commercial awareness
• Strong personal HSSE commitment
• Ability to work effectivel
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