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  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • United Kingdom, Uk
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  • 0 - 2 Years
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Job Description:

Quality Management & Engineering

HSE Management & Engineering

The client owns and operates 8 nuclear, 2 coal and 1 gas-fired power stations, plus gas storage facilities, renewable assets and two administration offices The coming together of the coal, gas and renewable assets with nuclear stations makes it the largest electricity supplier by volume and the biggest generator of low carbon electricity in Britain, providing 25 PERCENT of the UKs total electricity

The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning All disciplines, Mechanical, Electrical, C&I, Civils & Construction

Role Overview

To provide positive leadership on quality matters within Site Project Teams project delivery teams and promote the adoption of best practice To promote a culture that delivers positive commitment to quality and engages all employees in continuous improvement

To monitor and report on the effectiveness of the quality management system and to make recommendations for improvement as appropriate To ensure project activities comply with relevant procedures and QA requirements

Accountable to the Project Portfolio Manager (PPM) or equivalent Group Head, with functional responsibilities to Investment Delivery (ID) Quality Lead

The role requires Lead QA with mechanical / process / construction background

Project in Scope

Various Station Projects disciplines of Mechanical / Process / Construction

Value circa 50 million per annum, individual projects range from 100,000s to multi-million spend

Project(s) Overview

Sizewell B Power Station Investment Delivery is the delivery organisation of choice for the management and engineering associated with the Medium-Term Plan, Plant Lifetime Extension Programme and Minor Capital Investment

The Investment Delivery (Projects) Team consist of a Projects Portfolio Manager, Construction Manager, Quality Lead, HSE Lead, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Cost Control, Planners, Document Control and Project Office Support Personnel all working together to manage and deliver the portfolio on behalf of the Engineering Manager

We are looking to recruit a Lead QA Engineer to manage the portfolio needs of investment at the Nuclear Power Station

Essential Traits

The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working within a closely-knit team

They need to be able to respond well to the demands of working in the nuclear sector

They need to be able to communicate, build relationships, be proactive and be part of a team

Primary Responsibilities

Compile a Surveillance Plan to address Quality related risks associated with the portfolio

Carrying out surveillances to the agreed plan, of Project and Contractor Quality Plans, polices & procedures

Reviewing, commenting on and assisting with the mark-up of Quality Plans, Quality Programmes and

Project Definition Documents as part of the Investment Delivery Process (IDP)

Assisting Project Managers in carrying out surveillance and inspection visits to manufacturers and subcontractors on or off site as required

Acting as a champion for Quality Assurance by

o Ensuring the project activities comply with Corporate Quality standards & procedures

o Acting as first point of contact for advice on Quality Plans and Quality arrangements

o Assisting Project Managers in establishing quality management arrangements at the beginning of a project and maintaining them through the project life cycle

Maintaining awareness of relevant procedures and disseminating information on requirements, changes and updates by establishing and maintaining links with Investment Delivery Quality Lead and the Quality Peer Group

Identifying and driving continuous improvement opportunities within the Quality Management System

Assisting in maintaining supplier & contractor quality arrangements; including monitoring of their quality

plans, method statements and other procedures

Monitoring and supporting change management including technical queries and concessions

Maintaining and logging of surveillance close outs, non-conformities and associated trend analysis

Complete a monthly report on quality performance by identifying good practices and deteriorating trends to the Projects Portfolio Manager (PPM) or equivalent Group Head and process lead

Supporting the PPM or equivalent Group Head with governance checks on the quality aspects of IDP Gate approval submissions

Assisting with document control issues, including project close out and archiving activities

Take part in improvement workshops to support continual improvement when required and made available by the PPM or equivalent Group Head

Reports to Projects Portfolio Manager (PPM)

Additional Requirements

Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance

BPSS level security clearance required

Note1 This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2 T&S package is not paid for non-locals

Note3 Expected to attend client site during normal working hours Monday to Friday 40hrs per week

Note4 Please provide travel plan to site to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



Competence, knowledge & experience gained from a specific engineering discipline preferably technical, qualified to HNC level or equivalent as a minimum

Demonstrated proficiency in auditing and surveillance of client and contractor activities

ISO9001 Internal Auditor

Demonstrable proficiency in Quality Management practices, methods and processes which should include experience of Quality Management in a Project or Programme environment within central corporate technical engineering/support functions Ideally within the Nuclear Industry or other similar regulated environments

Awareness of the Site Licence requirements on quality assurance and arrangements required to ensure compliance

Working knowledge of the current versions of IAEA GC-R-3, ISO14001 & OHSAS 18001

Good organisational and time management skills

Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening

Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes,

Clear decision-making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations & assess when to escalate issues

Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Proficient in MS Office

Fluent English written & verbal


Certification as IRCA Auditor/Lead Auditor

Experience working in a regulated nuclear environment

Awareness of EDF standards & procedures beneficial

Membership of an appropriate professional institution

Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment

French language written & verbal


Health & Safety

Business Acumen

Challenge and Change

Decision Making

Leadership Values

Building Relationships

Leading through Teamwork

Open Communication

Developing Self and Others

Achievement Orientation

Security Clearance

BPSS level security clearance required


Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Engineering/Projects, Consulting Services
Functional Area : Engg. project Mgmt./site Engg./Civil Engg.
Role : Civil
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 11th Mar 2020

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