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Our Vacancy

Senior Quality Engineer (Quality Arrangements Support)

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bridgwater
  • 13/05/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.


Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.


We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.


Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.


To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.


Job Description

The Senior Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for supporting Client Projects normally operating within a Matrix Multi Discipline Teams (MDTs) by the provision of quality management and control services, working as a Quality Arrangements Support. You will be required to support the Quality Arrangement Lead to ensure the quality management arrangements and requirements are clearly and correctly communicated for effective deployment by the organisation and its supply chain. 

The role will entail managing the Quality Department arrangement landscape review process to ensure the 95% compliance target is maintained.

The position requires an individual who is comfortable as the visible champion for quality management arrangements, who will positively support the drive for a quality across the department.

Principal Accountabilities

The Senior Quality Engineer, working as the Quality Arrangement Support, is accountable to the Client for the following:

  • Delivery of the day-to-day quality management activities requested by the Client, in line with the general directions given by the Client’s Quality Director as defined in personal objectives or Task Orders.
  • Support the definition and maintenance of the detailed quality management arrangements for deployment across the HPC Project, based on nuclear industry and major project best practice.
  • Support the definition and maintenance of the client documents for deployment across the HPC Project, based on nuclear industry and major project best practice.
  • Support the Quality Arrangement Lead in assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of the quality arrangements across the HPC Project.
  • Support the Quality Arrangement Lead to resolve issues relating to the implementation of quality and to bring about improvements, and support others in these actions.
  • Support the Quality Arrangement Lead to participate in Level 4 meetings with the regulators relating to Quality Management Arrangements.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to pre-empt pending Quality Arrangement updates and chase up overdue submissions.
  • Support the Quality Arrangement Lead to ensure standardisation of the Quality Arrangements across the Quality Department Team.
  • Management of the Quality Arrangement Tracker to ensure 95% compliance maintained.
  • Supporting the Quality Arrangement Lead with the management of Electronic Documents and Records Management System (EDRMS) review and approval process.
  • Liaising with the EDRMS Document Controller to ensure arrangements are correctly deleted/superseded.

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Qualifications & Experience

Essential

  • Formally recognised qualification in Quality.
  • Qualified to (preferably engineering) HNC/Diploma/C&G level as a minimum.
  • Basic experience of implementing a variety of quality related solutions.
  • Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative.
  • Proven experience of interaction and resolving issues with a wide range of stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
  • A basic understanding of quality management best practice for deployment by large, complex and contract-led organisations.
  • Act as a strong advocate for best practice, able to support and defend practical deployment and solutions, whilst remaining open to the ideas of others.
  • A clear and considerable understanding of quality management best practice for deployment by large, complex and contract-led organisations.
  • Experience of interfacing with project teams and with supply chain organisations.
  • Analysis of data, preparing reports and making recommendations.
  • The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A team player who recognises how their position impacts and influences others.
  • Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative.
  • Fluent in English language.

Desirable

  • Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).
  • Apprenticeship in an engineering discipline.
  • Commercial exposure, especially supplier management.
  • Experience of interfacing with project teams and with supply chain organisations.
  • Experience of interacting with regulators e.g., the ONR.
  • Proven leadership experience working in a quality assurance/control environment within the nuclear industry or other relevant safety critical industry.
  • Knowledge of the nuclear sector, ideally new build.
  • Knowledge & understanding of nuclear site license conditions.
  • Ability to speak French is advantageous.

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK BPSS security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum BPSS level.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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