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Jacobs Quality Management Lead in Somerset, United Kingdom

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About this opportunity

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants.

The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.

Construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities, up to 1,000 apprenticeships and 64% of the project’s construction value is predicted to go to UK companies. There are currently over 3,100 workers on site.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, Hinkley Point C will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two EPR reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or 600 million tonnes over its 60-year lifespan.

Role Overview:

The scope of the HPC Project is divided across six delivery programmes, to which the Quality Department provides quality related services. Within each programme, the primary role of the Quality Management Lead (QML) is to, for their assigned work portfolio, ensure supply chain adherence to the contracted quality assurance and quality control requirements across the full project life cycle.

THE QML will ensure that all quality related arrangements are in place and effectively implemented by the supply chain. This includes development and implementation of Project Quality Control Plans through to ensuring that manufactured equipment conform to the contract design and technical specifications, for onward delivery to site for installation, testing and commissioning.

THE QML will be the single point of contact for all quality related elements associated with the supply chain. This is a challenging but rewarding role where the post holder will work in close collaboration with all other project functions and the supply chain to ensure that project quality is delivered consistently (safety, efficiently and right first time), and compliant with the quality arrangements.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Implement the quality execution plan within the Programme and ensure quality is delivered by the supply chain efficiently and meets programme requirements.

  • Review, accept, and monitor CQAPs provided by the supply chain.

  • Supporting Quality Auditors in the prompt resolution of audit findings within the supply chain.

  • Ensure supply chain quality outcome is achieved using Project Quality Control Plans.

  • Coordinate and lead NNB review and acceptance of relevant quality documentation

  • Support the determination and application of strategies for progressive provision of Lifetime Quality Records (LTQR) by contractors and implement LTQR reviews.

  • Ensure manufacturing surveillance per contract is applied in a graded approach through surveillance offers and performance monitoring of inspection agencies.

  • Coordinate, monitor and improve the efficiency of manufacturing documentation review and inspection activities performed by sub-contracted inspection agencies.

  • Support the monitoring and technical resolution of manufacturing non-conformances including the management of corrections and corrective actions.

  • Responsible for the review and delivery of the end of manufacturing records and quality release of equipment.

  • Support the coordination on review and acceptance of End of Manufacturing Reports (EOMR), End of Construction Status Reports (ECSR) and End of Erection Status Reports (EESR).


Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

Note2: Based on client site/office Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role

Note4: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from the Park & Ride facilities located off the M5 Junction 23 & 2 and from surrounding areas of Bridgwater.

Note5: Please provide proposed travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • HNC/HND qualification or degree in a relevant science or engineering subject, or equivalent qualification.

  • Experience in ensuring compliance with international standards such as GSR Part 2 and ISO9001

  • Proven track record of working in major projects, delivering results, and implementing quality related solutions

  • Proven leadership experience working in a quality assurance/control environment within the nuclear industry or other relevant

  • Position requires experience in project delivery, preferably in the nuclear power sector, with significant focus on project quality, with a solid understanding of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control in major projects across engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, and commissioning.

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

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

  • Analysis of data, preparing reports and making recommendations.

  • The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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

  • MS office proficient.

  • English fluent – written & verbal.


  • Knowledge of the nuclear sector, ideally new build.

  • Knowledge & understanding of nuclear site license conditions.

  • Ability to speak French is advantageous.

  • Knowledge of pressure and nuclear codes.

  • Knowledge of Welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE).

  • Corporate Member or working towards membership of the Chartered Quality Institute & Chartered Quality Professional.

  • Commercial exposure, especially supplier management.

  • Experience of interacting with regulators e.g. the ONR.

Additional Requirements:

• Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

• BPSS level security clearance required

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