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  • Job reference: RMS0173600

Quality Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/12/2016
  • Duration: 2 years

The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a Quality Manager for a long term contract position in Kazakhstan

Duration: Circa 2 Years
Location: Tengiz, Kazakhstan
Rotation: 6x2
Day Rate: TBC
Flights, accommodation, food and local transport provided free by Company(Site Based)
This position is for both Expats and Kazakh nationals


Scope of Responsibilities

Take leadership in managing quality management system. Develop and implement project specific quality plans, perform internal and external audits, manage client liaison and supplier quality performance and coordinate completion of all QA/QC activities.

Primary Duties

· Establish Project Quality team and organization, develop Project Quality Plan, identify key procedures and monitor implementation.
· Preparation of project quality plan with details on quality practices, resources and sequence of activities relevant to a particular contract/project.
· Review /approve Quality Audit schedule for each project encompassing the specific project requirements.
· Appraise vendor's capability to provide suitable product/service.
· Convene pre-inspection meetings and approve inspection and test plan and procedures.
· Ensure proper planning for inspection activities. Ensure availability of all necessary documents at inspection release and implement suitable corrective actions.
· Maintain cordial relationship with Client Representative and ensure that client quality requirements are understood, agreed and fulfilled.
· Ensure project KPI's are defined, measured, monitored and actions implemented for any identified gap.
· Monitor and analyze Customer Satisfaction.
· Analyze quality information (audit results, process / product non-conformities, feedback etc.) and identify corrective and preventive actions.
· Conduct management review of the quality management system and monitor implementation of management review actions.
· Control and the distribution of all the company's quality documentation.
· Monitor all quality related activities on the project.
· Ensure all internal and external audits are carried out as planned.
· Verify contractor quality requirements are specified to vendors and contractor documentation submittals.
· Attend all pre-bid meetings and coordinate all project requirements with the project bidders.
· Attend client quality management meetings.
· Ensure the project quality system management documentation prior to project commencement are prepared.
· Ensure the disposition of all issued non-conformance reports.
· Ensure the progress and effectiveness of the project quality management system.
Recommend and implement improvements when required.
· Coordinate all QA/QC activities .
· Compile monthly reports and submit to Project Manager.
· Monitor statistical method reporting, monthly KPIs.
· Ensure all customer complaints closed appropriately.
· Control all archived documentation upon the completion of the project.
· Manage a multi discipline team of QA/QC personnel. Align the quality resources with business needs and assure effective coverage of the project.
· Review quality inspection personnel qualifications and training requirements
. Arranging FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
. Developing, submitting and controlling submittals to the Client

Decision Making Authority

.All decisions related to the contractual requirements with respect to deviations on inspection, material, metallurgy, welding, NDT, painting, stamping and obtaining required signatory approvals.
.Decisions limited to the scope of defining quality requirements and ensuring Quality conformance. Consults with supervisor on all other major issues.

Supervisory Responsibility
.Manage a team of QA/QC Engineers as applicable.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree in Engineering
Diploma in Quality Management
Minimum 15 years post qualification experience
Previous experience with International Contractor-EPC
Should have 5 years + experience as Quality Controls Manager in an oil/gas sector project-EPC
Language requirements-fluent English/Russian
Effective communication within team and with stakeholders

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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