Quality and Assurance Manager

Location Abergavenny
Discipline: Engineering
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 (1 YR FTC) + Car
Job ref: 755
Published: 6 days ago

Our client are part of a leading sustainable building materials business and has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

They are one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England.


We're now recruiting for a Quality and Assurance Manager to join their team at their Head Offices in Abergavenny. Prior experience in the civil engineering or rail industry sector is preferred, however they are open to candidates with transferable skills from other industries: Construction, Nuclear, Electrical, Water or Utilities. They will consider a candidate working remotely, but you would be required to attend meetings in Abergavenny each Monday.


We are open to applicants who are currently acting as IMS (Integrated Management System) or BMS (Business Management System) and are looking to make the next step up.


The role requires the ability to manage changing priorities and be an agile, confident performer. The rewards for the individual include continuous growth, development opportunities and a long-term career in an interesting and stimulating environment. Previous experience in engineering with a civil engineering contractor is essential. 


The role reports directly to the Head of SHEQ and will form an integral part of the SHEQ Team working closely with the Quality Assurance and Site Teams based in the Abergavenny office. 


Main Responsibilities


On a day to day basis, the key responsibilities for this role will include: 

  • Align and build an effective QMS framework fit for improving the performance of quality performance 

  • Determining, negotiating, and agreeing on in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications 

  • Assessing stakeholder requirements and ensuring that these are met 

  • Taking ownership of the ISO accreditations, overseeing internal and external audits. 

  • To develop and maintain an integrated audit programme for the project on a risk basis and to ensure suitable audit resources are employed to conduct audits and report findings 

  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure supplier quality is satisfactory. 

  • Data collection and analysis to produce monthly performance measurement (KPI) reports, reporting on performance trends, identifying and recommending actions to improve performance 

  • Writing management and technical reports 

  • Set objectives, monitor, and control performance, workload, resources and provide training, coaching and/or mentoring to line reports. Undertake annual appraisals identify staff training/development needs, develop training plans, and evaluate outcomes 

  • Undertaking investigations and implement effective root cause analysis (and enable the identification of corrective actions) 

  • Maintain quality records (including but not limited to Customer Comments, Change Requests, Post Market Surveillance, Non-Conformance Reports) 


The Ideal Candidate


We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills: 

  • Degree level or equivalent experience in a Civil Engineering / Quality Assurance discipline preferred. 

  • Construction Industry experience is considered essential within Rail and Infrastructure sectors 

  • Experience of leading Quality Assurance in large projects. 

  • Member of the Chartered Quality Institute/Chartered Quality Professional 

  • Lead Auditors qualification 

  • Full working knowledge of management system standards covering Health and Safety, risk management and business continuity. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge and the demonstrated ability to facilitate and perform complex Root Cause, Preventative Counter Measure and Corrective Action implementation. 

  • Excellent people management skills and experience of coaching and mentoring. 

  • Experience managing and motivating a team of creative forward-looking people to deliver strategically important initiatives and services 

  • The ability to bring simplicity from complexity and communicate effectively to senior contacts clearly and diplomatically – both face-to-face, in workshops, presentations and in writing 


As well as a competitive salary package, our client offer all employees career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the employee reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Access to Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

  • Training and development opportunities


The position is to start ASAP and we have immediate interview slots available.


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