Quality Engineer (Tunnels)

September 23, 2020
  • Location: London
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10180






A Quality Engineer is required to work for a major infrastructure project working for a large construction client to be hired on a staff basis in Birmingham.


Role and Responsibilities


Implement the BBV Way quality management system, which governs how BBV plan, manage and discharges its assurance obligations

Advise on the preparation of project quality documents and ensure these documents are prepared by competent people and that they are reviewed and revised as necessary e.g. IPTs

Utilise systems and processes for the management and control of site information, data, design and construction related documentation and records

Review subcontractors and other supplier’s assurance and provide guidance and training to construction team to deliver this approach

Reviewing the quality procedures of sub-contractors and suppliers and when necessary, undertaking audits of their Quality Management Systems

Working with design teams to ensure the coordination of interfaces with Statutory Undertakers, Network Rail, Rail Systems contractors, Enabling Works contractors and Others

Supporting the construction teams establish test and inspection plans for review and acceptance prior to construction activities being undertaken

Maintaining a close working relationship with project team to ensure the incorporation of buildability and maintainability, whole life value, sustainability and safety requirements in design, construction, operations and maintenance

Establishing a "right first time” culture to design development, planning, and construction of the works and developing a collaborative and progressive approach to assurance

Regularly audit the project against the defined quality and assurance arrangements, including field auditing of production teams. Report on the results of surveillance and audit

Report against quality performance KPIs. Analysing their results and reporting causes of failure to project management.

Manage the non-conformance process and communicate lessons learned

Contributing to the continued improvement of quality performance through performance review and identification of appropriate training/coaching.

Support and develop quality engineers

Demonstrate the BBV behaviour

Collaborate relentlessly

Ensure a relentless focus on Health & Safety


Skills and Experience


Experience of Major Civil Engineering projects, preferably tunnelling.

Extensive experience of construction in the UK Nuclear sector

Knowledge and experience of working to UK and international standards and codes of practice for the UK Nuclear sector.

Quality subject matter expertise and proven track record in Quality Management

Preferably with experience of working in a construction environment, with Mechanical, Civil and electrical knowledge.

Confident in working with Senior Management and able to challenge existing ways of working to support business improvement

Build strong relationships with delivery teams and project managers.

Training and facilitation skills and experience

A formal qualification in Quality Management e.g. Diploma in Quality Management (UK Chartered Quality Institute, British Standards Institute or equivalent)

Preferably trained ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and/or Internal Auditor

Either a CQI Member or working towards membership

Working knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma.

Previous experience of managing a team.

Competent user of modern office computer systems e.g. Microsoft Office

The following qualities/experience are also essential;

Has an ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts.

Pays attention to detail and sees things through to completion.

Can deliver reports orally and written in an objective and persuasive manner.

Has good interpersonal and communication skills

Is a self-starter who manages their own time and seeks to add value to their function.

Is able to work within a multi-discipline team.

Able to command respect across the business and within the Function.

Is good at building relationships and can influence effectively.

Can demonstrate initiative and resilience.

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