QUALITY ADVISOR

April 30, 2024
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  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12977

QUALITY ADVISOR required by our Client, an Oil and Gas Operator, to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Norwich, United Kingdom.

POSITION SCOPE

As the project Quality Advisor, you will support the execution and integrity management of the Hornsea 03 Wind Farm project. You will be accountable for all Quality activities within assigned work packages, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements, our client’s/project QMS, regulatory and legal requirements.

The Quality advisor promotes and provides professional expert knowledge and guidance to managers, supervisors, and employees on quality practices, safety standards, and legal regulations, and supports identification and elimination of potential quality issues and ensures control measures are in place to reduce the cost of poor quality and non-conformances within the project.

Success criteria:
Acting as subject matter expert in managing Quality through providing advice on issues related to execution projects, as well as influencing the quality culture. You will help to ensure that Quality matters are high on the agenda in all packages and quality awareness is in focus amongst all contractors, as well as internally in in our client’s organisation.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain quality expert knowledge on best practice and QMS requirements.
  • Secure quality conformity using agreed processes and registers.
  • Support and promote development and use of our client’s management systems.
  • Proactive approach to quality risk management.
  • Good technical – and people skills.
  • Be clear, effective, and positive in verbal and written communication.
  • Maintain successful cooperation / collaboration with the quality stakeholders.
  • High work ethic and excellent behavior.
  • Demonstrate efficient and timely collaboration internally /externally.
  • Report reliable and timely quality data.
  • Demonstrate analytical and structured approach to daily workload.
  • It is generally the expectations that the advisor can apply advanced quality skills to the position; has experience within subject area and knows fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures related to quality and knows how to routinely apply knowledge of theories, methods, techniques, and processes to applicable scope of work. typical tasks (not exhaustive):
  • Supports the development and implementation of project quality assurance, management, and control strategy.
  • Provides Quality support and direction to the Project team for assigned work packages.
  • Quality Reviews on sites by validating if Contractors are following the procedures and checklists as referred in the Inspection Test Plan (ITP), if requested by the Project Quality Manager
  • Reporting, monitoring any NCR occurring, and communicating any Lessons Learned to stakeholders e.g., the Design Risk Assessment team or Construction Management.
  • Management of Quality performance data incl. supplier due diligence, audit, non-conformance, root cause analysis, key performance indictors and objectives for assigned work packages.
  • Performing Quality due diligence and readiness checks in relation to onshore and offshore activities
  • Manages quality assurance and control in relation to supplier and subcontractor evaluation, management, and product / service delivery across a diverse, multi-tiered supply chain.
  • Collaboration with Package and Engineering technical authorities e.g., Design, Transport & Installation, Construction, Fabrication (including NDT and Coatings) processes to ensure alignment with Quality requirements and deliverables.
  • Proactive engagement with Lessons Learned capture and implementation throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Management and delivery of the project audit programme within the assigned project work package(s)
  • Participate and contribute to all relevant site and project quality meetings
  • Deputises for the Project Quality Manager as required
  • Other tasks as required and agreed in cooperation with Project QHSE Manager

Deliverables:

  • Participate in regular quality meetings with contractor and package representatives
  • Perform quality presentations at kick off meetings
  • Quality inspection and site audits
  • Entry of quality incidents and proactive measures in Synergi
  • Monitor for trends in quality KPIs
  • Facilitate Quality investigations in identifying root causes and corrective actions

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience with Quality, ideally from relevant fields of industry with relevant academic or technical background
  • Experienced Projects and Operations Quality Professional.
  • Have a relevant technical or academic background, followed by documented experience of managing Quality within offshore projects
  • Lead by example when it comes to Quality and can remain calm even if pressure is getting high and resistance is met by colleagues, contractors, or stakeholders
  • Do not take ‘No’ for an answer if we can improve Quality and will strive to have high Quality standards.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality Standards: ISO 9001 Series
  • Proven problem-solving skills, analytical and systematic working approach
  • Extensive knowledge and application of the Quality discipline within Projects and Operations.
  • Renewables / Oil and Gas Sector knowledge and experience is desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of technical codes and standards as relevant to Fabrication,
  • Electrical & Mechanical systems and Construction.
  • Strong working knowledge of contractual mechanisms applied within Renewables / Oil and Gas
  • Projects and associated Product and Service delivery is desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with 3rd party contractors in relation to Quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication and presentation skills with international and culturally diverse teams
  • Qualified and experienced Lead Auditor(desirable)
  • IT literate (Microsoft office package, knowledge of Synergi is an advantage)
  • English language skills required

Desirable qualifications/experience:
 

  • Qualty degree qualification on Diploma or BS level
  • Qualified/certified Auditor.
  • Delivery of training courses / Material
  • Have a Global Wind Organization Standard Basic Safety Training (BST), and Oil & Gas UK medical certificate (incl. Chester step test) or equivalent, or have the ability to pass same (desirable)
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