About the job
The QA/QC Engineer [CAT III projects] is a project-specific quality focal point, interfacing with Company project stakeholders and contractors to ensure QA/QC compliance for effective handover.
This role is responsible for quality assurance and quality control, during detail engineering, procurement, and construction project phases, including coordination of third-party source-inspection activities. Reporting functionally to the Company PMT and directly to, the Head of Projects QA/QC and provides ongoing leadership and support to ensure projects compliance.
Works in accordance with company policies and directives from the Head of Projects QA/QC
Provides QA/QC support and recommendations to the PMT, as applicable
Implements the project quality assurance and quality control processes and procedures.
Provides SME support and recommendations in relation to materials/ welding and NDT, as applicable.
Works within established company corporate and industry policies and procedures.
Attends project coordination meetings, and reports project QA/QC metrics to the PMT, the Lead QA/QC Engineer
Prepares and leads QA audits of contractors.
Establishes and attends QA/QC coordination meetings, as required in accordance with project scope. (I.E., pre-inspection meetings, regular QA/QC meetings etc.)
Coordinates and leads the internal QA/QC meeting with the project QA/QC team, as applicable.
Maintains interface relationships with all applicable stakeholders, to ensure compliance of the project work processes and practices, with the Company quality requirements and expectations.
Works within well-established policies, procedures and standards.
Capable to work effectively under pressure during fast-track Shutdown projects. Able to provide professional, concise technical response to QA/QC-related issues.
Performs RCFA investigations and problem-solving for routine and ad-hoc incidents, with the more complex issues being referred to the Head of Projects QA/QC for advice or decision.
Plans and prioritizes own work within agreed work programs.
Understand and promote the Company QA/QC requirements and compliance expectations.
Support the interface relationships between applicable project stakeholders.
Establish and support proactive and collaborative working relationships with EPC contractors and applicable third-party organizations.
Review the project scope of work, to determine the nature, extent and frequency of quality verification activities.
Lead and participate in assigned quality verification activities.
Coordinate the project quality team meetings, and report project QA/QC metrics to the PMT and the Lead QA/QC Engineer (CAT III Projects and Quality Assurance).
Review contractor/ supplier quality deliverables for conformance to Company quality requirements and expectations (I.E. PQP, PEP, ITP, WPS, WQT, Criticality Rating assessments and QA/QC procedures).
Chair Pre-Inspection Meetings to ensure that the quality requirements and expectations are fully understood and implemented prior to commencement of work activities.
Coordinate site and workshop inspection activities and assign adequate Company inspection resources to effectively measure conformance to requirements.
Coordinate the assignment of third-party inspectors to represent Company at offsite manufacturing/ service facilities.
Implement the assigned CAT III EPC project QA/QC verification plans to ensure ongoing project compliance, including the following:
Participate in QA assessments, audits and verifications on the Contractors engineering, procurement, construction and quality processes.
Ensure effective coordination of site and workshop inspection activities and assign adequate Company inspection resources to effectively measure conformance to requirements.
Ensure mechanical acceptance readiness, and compliant project completion.
Evaluate and monitor the performance of project QC inspectors and identify training requirements to continually improve the performance of the Project Quality Team.
Lead the NCR management process for identified non-conformances including NCR/CAR issue, RCFA, disposition approval and close-out.
Identify quality lessons learned and propose suitable corrective actions to improve work processes and prevent further undesirable conditions/ situations.
Responsible for project punch-list coordination and close-out prior to mechanical acceptance.
Ensures mechanical acceptance, and completion of applicable pre-commissioning and commissioning activities related to PMD projects.
Review and interpret RT films and provide expert opinion regarding the scope and extent of defects and, potential remedial actions, where applicable.
Implement and uphold the Company health, safety and environment requirements throughout project execution.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering discipline (Civil, Mechanical, etc. with demonstrated knowledge and experience)
Certified CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector or equivalent.
Certified Lead Auditor (IRCA) with extensive experience in leading QMS audits of EPC projects.
10 years demonstrated experience in the oil and gas industry, with particular focus on brownfield and greenfield projects, and in-service modifications to existing LNG facilities together with maintenance and shutdown activities.
Extensive knowledge of Civil, mechanical, welding, structural, electrical and instrumentation QA/QC processes and techniques.
Broad experience in conducting quality assurance assessments of procurement, engineering, and construction processes.
Specific experience in conducting Procurement and Construction Surveillance Assessments to measure the efficiency of the procurement process, and compliance with contractual quality requirements.
Proven QC inspection, coordination, and leadership skills.
Experienced in leading a team of multi-disciplined inspectors (Civil, Piping, Welding, Electrical & Instrumentation and Coating/Insulation) and demonstrated shutdown experience.
Knowledge of applicable Codes/ Standards (e.g., ISO:9001, ASME, API, ASNT, NACE, AWS, BS, QCS, EN 10204).
Proven ability to implement procedures related to the quality management system including project quality plans, execution plans, procurement plans, materials criticality ratings, etc.
Proven source-inspection coordination skills, including expediting experience for critical/long-lead materials.
Good adaptability to a multinational environment, with wide exposure to various cultures and customs.
Validated experience in practical aspects of welding technology, inspection and materials selection in a relevant position within the oil and gas/ power and energy industry sectors.
Experienced in coating specifications and inspection