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Jacobs Quality Management Lead in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Nuclear Power Programmes are delivering client critical works to some of our major UK and European Projects. Our embedded teams are delivering support to Hinkley Point C (New build power station in the South West), Sizewell C (located in the South East), helping develop technologies in SMR (Small modular Reactor) capability and working towards building Poland's first Nuclear Power station.

Working in both client facing and internal roles we are delivering major programme and project management capabilities throughout the project lifecycle. We are driving to deliver safe, high quality and to time solutions by thinking innovatively and working collaboratively.

We are seeking a Quality Management Lead to support delivery on the Hinkley Point C Project which is split across six programmes of works within which the Quality Department provides quality related services. Quality Delivery Managers in each programme specify their needs and monitor service performance to the other department managers within the project.

You will report to the Quality Management Manager who ensures QMLs apply the appropriate processes to deliver to programme quality requirements and the Quality Management Manager will be supported by a number of Team Leaders. Depending on HPC’s business needs, there may be circumstances when a QML is required to work on more than one programme. Where required you will seek support from the Quality Management Manager to resolve tactical day to day quality issues. Key responsibilities will be:

  • Review, accept and monitor Contractors Quality Assurance Plans (CQAP) provided by the supply chain

  • Identify needs for supply chain audits and engage Supply Chain Auditors to perform audits and prompt resolution of findings

  • Produce Project Quality Control Plans (PQCP) for each contract

  • Ensure deployment of key quality contractual arrangements including the General Quality Assurance Specification (GQAS), Life Time Quality

  • Records Specification, Quality Release Certificate and the Inspection & Test Plan Specification

  • Provide relevant guidance to contractors, including contractor’s CQAPs, LTQR partitioning strategies and the arrangements for identifying and planning for Quality Related Activities

  • Support the determination and application of strategies for progressive provision of LTQRs by contractors

  • Ensure manufacturing surveillance per contract is applied in a graded approach of equipment safety function and project importance

  • Overall effectiveness of ITPs submitted by the suppliers, checking that they are fit for purpose from a quality perspective and have been correctly distributed to the relevant internal parties

  • Monitor and improve the efficiency of manufacturing documentation review and where applicable, inspection activities

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Experience in project delivery, with significant focus on project quality

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in major projects across engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction & commissioning

  • A clear understanding of quality management best practice for deployment by large, complex and contract-led organisations

  • Confident & articulate communicator, able to prepare presentation material, and comfortable addressing individuals, small groups and audiences

  • Able to support and implement practical solutions whilst remaining open to the ideas of others

  • Experience of interfacing with project teams and with supply chain organisations

  • Analysis of data, preparing reports and making recommendations

  • Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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