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    Senior Quality Engineer


    Job: Senior Quality Engineer


    Posted: Jul 20, 2022


    Global Highland are currently recruiting for a highly experienced Senior Quality Engineer (Nuclear) on a temporary contract basis to support our clients ongoing projects. The role will be based between Invergordon and Port of Nigg facilities within the Ross-shire area. Flexible working may be considered appropriate to project requirements.

    **Please note that this not a Quality Control Inspector role**

    Job Purpose & Objective

    The role of Senior Quality Engineer is to ensure the effective performance of Quality Control activities required to demonstrate compliance with project specifications and standards and overall product and related service conformance to client requirements. The Senior Quality Engineer reports through Quality Engineer Lead/Manager on all matters relating to Quality, however functionally the Senior QA/QC Engineer may communicate directly with the Senior Project Manager / Project Manager / Project Engineer on project specific quality issues and advise on the provision of project Quality Assurance & Quality Control services. The Senior Quality Engineer must play a key role in promoting nuclear safety awareness and developing a Right First Time culture throughout the project. QA Engineers shall also support the overall delivery of project objectives.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Establishing a good internal working relationship with Managers, Quality Control and Production personnel so as to ensure the effective and efficient operation of all quality related activities.
    • The Senior QA Engineer is responsible for ensuring that Global Energy (Group) Ltd’s and the Client’s quality requirements are clearly understood, communicated and achieved by the project team.
    • Ensuring that the appropriate levels of quality are met and that products and services are produced and delivered in compliance with customer expectations.
    • Ensuring that the requirements of all quality procedures are met as well as the requirements of ITP’s (Inspection and Test Plans) where appropriate.
    • Ensuring that effective quality control checks are performed by the QC Inspectors / Supervisors throughout all manufacturing process activities and that traceability records are maintained in accordance with project requirements.
    • The Senior Quality Engineer shall ensure the timely collation and approval of front end quality documentation and the LTQR (Life-Time Quality Record) dossiers in real time concurrent with production and service delivery.
    • Establishing a good external working relationship with the client and be responsible for liaison with the Client and any third parties on all matters relating to Quality Assurance and Control.
    • Subject to holding current Lead Auditor qualification the Senior QA Engineer shall, as required, perform/co-ordinate regular audits/inspections on all project activity both at GEG sites and across the full depth and breadth of the project supply chain. They shall be responsible for the timely reporting of audit findings and close out of any NCR’s.
    • Ensure that lessons learned (Learning From Experience) are captured and guidance notes produced and distributed across the project and wider Client / GEG network. Lessons Learned will address both positive and negative learnings.
    • Support and champion the development and maintenance of a Right First Time approach to project execution and promote an authentic nuclear safety culture across the project including throughout the GEG project supply chain.
    • Any other duty which, from time to time, may reasonably be required to meet the needs of Global Energy (Group) and is within the remit of this post.
    • Ensure work productivity is carried out in a safe and cost-conscious manner.
    • Adopt and encourage right first-time practices and promote nuclear safety culture in all aspects of the project.

    Experience & Qualifications

    • Demonstrable experience within a similar quality assurance role within a fabrication environment within the nuclear industry or in other high integrity industries such as pharmaceutical/chemical/aviation is essential.
    • Nuclear sector or other high integrity industry experience including manufacture to nuclear Quality Grades and compilation of LTQR dossiers is preferred.
    • Current Lead Auditor qualification to provide SQEP validation for execution of internal / external audits is also desirable.
    • Significant experience of interpreting client specification and quality requirements and authoring project quality procedures and detailed manufacturing documentation for pre-manufacture client approval.
    • Further experience is required as being the focal point and managing sub-contractor documentation production, providing detailed guidance & review of sub-contractor documentation (including Quality Plans, ITP’s, Quality and Manufacturing Procedures) for client approval.

    Personal Responsibilities


    • Stop work if not in compliance with HSE standards.
    • Challenge the norm and intervene proactively with line management on any breach of HSEQ procedures or practices.
    • Request information necessary to perform the task.


    • Comply with HSE Regulatory requirements at all times.
    • Comply with site rules at all times.
    • Demonstrate through action a proactive attitude towards HSE.
    • Support through compliance our 10 Global Rules and HSE Policies.
    • Responsible for your own Health and Safety and that of others who may be affected by your work.
    • Use of Personal Protective Equipment as provided when necessary.


    • Undertake agreed training in order to provide a framework of knowledge and skills required to perform effectively in the team/department/business unit in order to demonstrate and maintain required competency in role.
    • Participate in regular reviews with relevant managers, identifying and agreeing action plans where appropriate.


    • Comply with and support the Business Management System within own scope of responsibilities and within the Company as a whole.
    • Responsible for developing, modifying and adhering to procedures and / or processes to support the System and its applications within own area of responsibilities.

    To apply please send your cv to John.MacRitchie@globalhighland.com

    Apply by sending your CV and covering letter in Word format, quoting JMSQEGH using our Contact form  Available Here.

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