Our client a international engineering organisation are seeking a Quality Engineer to be based in the South West working on a Major Nuclear New Build Project.

Role description

The purpose of the role is to establish the Quality Management System of the project and Ensure its implementation.


  • Perform the contract requirements mapping/capture process for Quality requirements
  • Establish and update the Project Quality Plan (PQP)
  • Establish the Quality Management System (QMS) of the project according to the project policy, contract requirements and the company QMS.
  • Ensure the communication, training and implementation of the QMS within the project team.
  • Monitor and measure the efficiency of the QMS and ensure improvement of the QMS throughout the project life.
  • Organise and follow up management reviews
  • Prepare the audit planning, perform the audits (including supplier assessment audits) and follow up sentencing of findings and progress of action plans
  • Coordinate preparations for external audits of the project (Company internal audits, customer audits, accreditation body audits) and follow up sentencing of findings and progress of action plans
  • Manage the NCR/CPIAR process.
  • Review the subcontractors deliverables concerned by quality aspects (FUD, QRA, …)..
  • Review the Equipment specifications according to the Quality requirements.
  • Participate to the tender assessment process.
  • Participate to the supplier manufacturing Kick of meetings.
  • Manage the interface with quality client representatives.
  • Contribute to definition and implementation of the customer satisfaction process

Essential skills

  • Detailed knowledge of UK Nuclear Quality Standards, Quality Assurance and Quality Control requirements and practice, eg IAEA GS-R-3
  • Experience in developing and establishing an operational QMS
  • Experience of the use of quality plans/inspection and test plans/ follow-up documents.
  • Lead Auditor professional accreditation
  • ISO 9001 : 2015 auditing experience
  • ISO 14001 : 2015 auditing experience
  • OHSAS 18001: 2007 auditing experience
  • Knowledge and experience Quality management for all phases of Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning projects
  • Understanding of Document Control procedures
  • Understanding of Control & Validation procedures
  • Understanding of Interface Management
  • Understanding of Change/Modification Management
  • Experience in managing of Non-Conformances
  • Understanding of Information System
  • Understanding management of a complex system
  • Ability to respect rules
  • Understanding management of comments/punch lists
  • Project Quality Management Systems
  • Knowledge of UK rules UK Context)
  • Nuclear experience

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Ability to Read and Write English to a technical standard
  • Ability to Speak and Understand spoken English to a technical standard
  • Ability to Read and Write French to a technical standard
  • Ability to Speak and Understand spoken French to a technical standard
  • Knowledge of CDM
  • Nuclear Safety Culture
  • Ability to work as part of a Team and on one’s own
  • Good Communication skills
  • Well Organised
  • Thorough attention to detail
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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