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Quality Engineer

Posted: 22 Jul 2020 Closes: 20 Sep 2020
Blaydon-On-Tyne, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1840489569

About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025). The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region).

This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland, with combined scheme budgets in excess of £550M.

A1Scotswood to North Brunton - Construction March 2020 - late 2022

A1 Birtley to Coal House - Construction March 2021 - late 2023

A1 in Northumberland - Construction March 2021 - late 2024

This role relates particularly to the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton scheme but will likely involve input to the other schemes as they develop.

What will I be doing?
  • Supports the Quality Manager to promote the systems of Quality Control on the project, encouraging a positive quality culture.
  • Assist at all levels in activities designed to maintain the system of Quality on the project.
  • Communicate the project quality requirements, and any changes to it, to the project team.
  • Assist in the preparation of a list of Management System Documentation applicable to the project, and keep this up to date as the project progresses.
  • Help advise on the preparation of other project documents, such as Management Plans, Project Procedures and forms and to ensure these documents are prepared by appropriate members of the project team for the project, and reviewed and revised as necessary.
  • Assist in carrying out quality audits on internal project processes, identifying issues as part of an informative report.
  • Review and assess Quality documentation submitted for acceptance by sub-contractors.
  • Assist in developing specific project / task quality plans.
  • Maintain the project NCR register, ensure it is kept up to date and that NCRs are closed out in a timely manner. Promote the register within the team and be the driving force to ensure actions are closed out.
  • Review of sub-contractor's quality plans & ITPs (incl. self-delivery works) as required and assist the Quality Readiness Review (QRR) process.
  • Be an active member of the quality team and to promote a quality culture.
  • Assist the IQVT inspector with inspections and testing as and when required.
  • Assist in ensuring handover documents such as completed inspection and test plan records and as-built information are captured in a timely manner by conducting regular reviews of the quality registers on iCosNet (BC - digital document management system)

You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Costain closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and you do not have to provide a response.

About you
  • HNC/HND or degree qualification in Civil Engineering (desired but not essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of QA / QC principles and their application to a project, suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Understanding of principles of Engineering relating to the project scope of works
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be desirable but not essential
  • Ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts
  • Senior Engineers or Site Agents with Highways construction experience are encouraged to apply for this role
  • Acts as a positive role model
  • Supports a culture in which personal integrity thrives
  • Inspires and coaches others to build knowledge within the team
  • Experience / knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Supports a culture of innovation to solve problems
  • Willingly works with others and provides help, support and advice to colleagues
  • CSCS card
  • Completed SMSTS (ideal)
Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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