Subsea Lead Quality Engineer

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location: Aberdeen, UK
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • REF: VC103
  • Date Posted: 20 Nov 2019
Description of function

The Subsea Projects Lead Quality Engineer shall lead, organise, manager and control the QA/QC activities performed by the Company’s projects team.

Job responsibilities

 Main Responsibilities

  • Provide a focal point for all Subsea Project Quality matters both internally and externally (as identified as above)
  • Ensuring that Quality objectives are met during design, construction, transport and installation stages of the projects
  • Ensuring Subcontractors / Suppliers Quality Management Systems are in accordance with project requirements Standards
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and control QA/QC matters for the supply of materials, fabrication, installation, transport and construction for onshore and offshore scopes of works
  • Ensuring attendance by competent QC and 3rd Party Inspection personnel for all necessary inspections, SIT's and FAT's when required
  • Ensuring that all NCR's, audit findings and other quality related issues are reported to the project and monitored until resolved, providing technical / QC input where required (including root cause analysis and investigation) and ensuring effective / efficient closeout. 

 Main Activities

Project General

  • Prepare and issue for use, Project Quality Plans, to ensure the expectations and needs of the Project, Client and the overall Company's operational and quality needs are met.
  • Raise and implement related Project Quality procedures including but not limited to: Project As-Built Management, Management of Change, Quality Surveillance / Inspection Control, Project Verification Activities
  • Liaise with IVB / ICB to ensure effective management of project verification activities
  • Liaise with Client to ensure effective management of project quality activities
  • Provide effective technical assistance to the Project Team on all QA/QC Risks
  • Co-ordinate the project quality surveillance / inspection resources (including any Third Party Inspection activities)
  • Monitor the TQ register and Non-Conformance registers to ensure that variations to project requirements are treated correctly. 
  • Undertake and lead / participate in internal and external audits. 

Subcontractor Management

  • Review Subcontractor / Supplier ITT proposals and Conduct Quality (and assist with Technical) bid evaluations
  • Conduct critical assessments of equipment and suppliers to ascertain the required inspection levels and ensure these are implemented in the relevant ITP's. 
  • Review and approve Subcontractor / Supplier documentation including, but not limited to: Quality Plans, Inspection and Test Plans, Drawings, Welding, NDT, Coating, Manufacturing, Hyrotesting specifications and procedures. 
  • Liaise with Project Manager and project team members on a daily basis providing feedback on performance of Subcontractors / Suppliers. 

Quality General

  • Assist with evaluation and approval of potential suppliers prior to their addition to the Approved Vendor List (AVL) in order to maintain a supply base capable of supporting the projects
  • Conduct ad-hoc audits or root cause investigations into particular quality problems so that effective solutions, corrective and preventive measures can be identified and implemented within the Company's Management System
  • Provide guidance, general support and awareness training to all levels of staff on the operation, maintenance and continual improvement of the company's Quality Management System
  • Assist in the maintenance and revision as required, of processes and procedures relating to Quality Assurance and Quality Control within the business
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a similar role
  • HND or equivalent in an Engineering discipline preferred
  • Relevant Vocational Qualifications (CSWIP, ICORR, BGAS, FROSIO, PCN, ASNT)
  • Trained and Certified Lead Auditor
  • Time served apprenticeship in relevant discipline 
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