QA/Compliance Lead

Closing date: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 16:00
Kier Utilities
United Kingdom

Quality Assurance/Compliance Lead

Salary and benefits:
Competitive salary, matched pension up to 7.5%, share plans, numerous retail discounts and 26 days annual leave
Location: Within 1 hours’ commute of Lakenheath

Business area: Major Projects


Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick, working as a Joint Venture, have been awarded a  £160m contract to deliver new infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for Europe's first permanent home for the US Air Force F-35 Fighter Jet.

The F-35 Beddown Programme, which is part of a wider programme of work to support the US Air Force operations in the UK, involves construction and renovation of a number of buildings and infrastructure projects on the Suffolk site, including a six-bay flight simulator, an aircraft maintenance unit, new hangars, and 42 aircraft parking aprons.

Kier Major Projects is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Manager. You will be working closely with the site team to establish and ensure the effective implementation of the Quality Management System, compliance with contract quality requirements and the compilation of records to demonstrate the conformity of the works.

Key Responsibilities:
* Ensuring that an effective Quality Management System is established, implemented and maintained at all levels.
* Liaise with the DIO’S quality representative to ensure full agreement and understanding of the project quality requirements and handover compliance requirements.
* Providing an independent channel of communication on quality matters, initiating necessary action to resolve deficiencies and ensuring satisfactory solutions have been achieved.
* Ensuring Audits are undertaken in accordance with the Audit Schedule and that any adverse findings, including those raised by others, are closed out in a timely manner.
* Undertake Quality Audits Inspection for identified Suppliers.
* Reviewing and evaluating Inspection & Test plans including those of sub-contractors prior to the commencement of work activities, the ongoing monitoring of construction records and review and acceptance of the completed quality record packages.
* Providing guidance and assistance on Quality matters.
* Providing site training/mentoring on the requirements of the Quality Management System.
* Assist the Project Managers in the setting of project objectives and targets to measure and monitor quality performance and encourage the philosophy of Continuous Improvement.
* Encouraging feedback from all employees and sub-contractors on possible areas of improvement and investigating the benefit of any employee recommendations regarding Quality matters.
* Reviewing Non-conformance reports to identify any apparent trends and providing timely reports on NCR status and trends to the Project Managers and the company Quality Manager.
Skills and experience required:
* HND or Degree in Construction or related subject.
* Demonstration of knowledge and practical application of quality control activities.
* Computer literate.
* Achievement of or working towards professional quality qualification
* ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Trained.
* Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.
* Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Driving Licence.
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