Assystem Energy & Infrastructure
The Quality Auditors have responsibility for project wide quality activities including internal and external/supplier auditing, managing audit findings and providing visibility project wide, and analysis of audit results for input to the management reporting of the project. The Quality Auditors will also co-ordinate audit activities within the Project to provide confidence that the processes and practices being operated as part of the Quality Management System are robust and meet the requirements of Licence Condition 17 respecting Nuclear Safety as paramount at all times.
• Ensuring the audit programme gives confidence that the Quality Management System results in the safe, efficient and right first time delivery of the project activities from inception through to operational handover. This includes setting, where necessary, common standards to be used by all MDT and Contractors.
• Conducting internal and external audits including those of suppliers’ quality management systems.
• Managing the Non-Conformance Process related to the audits performed.
• Providing input into management reporting.
• Involvement in continuous improvement of the audit process and provision of quality awareness training as part of induction and at regular times during the execution of the project.
• The Quality Auditors are accountable to the Independent Assurance Compliance and Oversight Manager for the following responsibilities:
• Co-ordinating the audit programme together with delivery of part of the programme,
• Managing the product and process non-conformance programmes, including analysing non-conformances for trends, tracking corrective actions to a successful conclusion and reporting on the trends and other performance factors for the non-conformance system,
• Defining preventive actions based on non-conformance and other reports, tracking them to a successful conclusion and reporting on the results,
• Collecting, collating and analysing Key Performance Indicators and other statistical data concerning the performance of the Quality Management System and reporting on the results,
• Collating and reviewing assurance evidence, including that from contractors, for completeness and accuracy.
• Involvement in improvements to the audit process, by offering advice based on best practice, amending the related procedures, interfacing with stakeholders and providing training to other auditors during the roll out of the amended processes.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
• The ability to define efficient and effective quality systems from first principles and influenced by best practice.
• Significant Quality experience in delivering major projects, preferably in the nuclear power sector.
• Position requires a dynamic individual who is a team player and has a solid understanding of the quality processes in major projects across engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.
• Strong awareness of working in an international quality environment.
• Significant experience in ensuring compliance with National and International standards such as ISO 9001, ISO18001, ISO14001, ISO27001.
• The ability to influence the Quality aspects of complex contractor and subcontractor supplier relationships nationally and internationally.
• The ability and knowledge to be able to analyse the business and to optimise standards.
• The ability to influence and to provide constructive challenge which is accepted by others.
• The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Should possess a recognised Quality qualification and IRCA lead auditor accreditation.
• Fluent in English language, preferably with some French language skills.
• Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative across a broad range of issues to drive performance against all dimensions of the quality systems.