Quality Lead

Location Aberdeenshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gail Hodgson

Contact email: Gail@superior-recruitment.com
Published: 2 months ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Quality Lead on behalf of our client based in Aberdeen. This is a full time permanent role.

Position Overview:

The Quality lead is accountable to deliver robust, efficient Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) processes that support all Company activities and leads efforts to promote & apply sound practices in the field of Quality.


  • To work in accordance with the company’s integrated management system – operations / projects / shutdowns & wells

  • Supporting the functions by ensuring compliance to all the necessary codes, standards and statutory requirements associated with Quality Assurance/Quality Controls applicable for operating in the UKCS

  • Technical owner of all QA/QC Policies, Principles, Procedures, Work Instructions and associated documents & forms

  • Support business stream TL’s in the effective implementation of QA/QC methodologies and measuring the Performance Improvement in these areas

  • Support & development of Quality function and processes in all RSRUK supporting systems

  • Management and execution oversight of all Quality Audit activities

  • Act as focal point for review and approval of all Contractors and Suppliers from a Quality perspective in support of Company contracting plan

  • Focal point for Coaching of QA/QC methodologies for functions and applicable stakeholders

  • Act as direct report for the QA/QC Coordinator role in all day to day operations incl implementation of a managed program of QC Inspection activities. Support the ongoing development of the QA/QC Coordinator in all activities relating to the Quality function

  • Act as direct report for any site-based Quality-focused resources (including Torry Marine Base and Dales) as well as temporary Quality-focused resources engaged by the Company to execute project work

  • Lead role in setting up & maintenance of any site-based Quality improvement initiatives

Key Duties:

  • Champion for application of good quality practices throughout business

  • Providing management and coaching on the application of modern QA & QC principles

  • Supporting the QA/QC Coordinator in their duties managing quality control inspectors including allocating inspection surveillance resources and review of inspection related documentation

  • Provide support to Operations, Projects (Capex & Abex) & Shutdown teams to ensure the correct level of QA/QC is implemented in line with Company requirements.

  • Carry out Company quality audits on Contractors and Suppliers in accordance with the Annual Plan or as required

  • Review all potential Contractors and Suppliers from a Quality perspective in order to establish if they meet Company criteria, in support of the Companies contracting plan

  • Maintain and develop awareness of relevant engineering technology and Codes & Standards. Facilitate the development, issuance and maintenance of procedures within the requirements of the management system in co-operation with the functional groups

  • Ensure Contractors and Subcontractors are working in accordance with the procedures and specifications / data sheets

  • Report on non-conforming items including corrective & preventative actions. Ensure these are closed out within agreed timescales.

  • Plan & maintain all quality deliverables, reporting progress status to the Head of Capital Projects Assurance on a regular basis.

  • Represent the Company in any external forums relating to Company or Industry Quality matters

Education Attainment & Accreditation:

  • Ideally Graduate in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or other relevant subject or suitable equivalent experience through on the job training and development

  • Post Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Asset Integrity, Safety & Reliability or other associated discipline

  • Registered Lead Auditor IRCA qualification

  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 quality system requirements and implementation.

Professional Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience of QA & QC processes within the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 EPIC Contractor

  • Have a demonstrated background and knowledge of codes of International standards such as EEMUA, AWS, ISO, ASNT, NACE, API, ASME, NORSOK, PED and Atex in the discipline of their expertise

  • Suitably experienced and qualified in a relevant engineering discipline with proven track record in the discipline of Quality (QA/QC)

  • Detailed working knowledge and proven abilities in application of National and International codes and standards

  • Good understanding of established & commonly used manufacturing processes and fabrication practices

  • Good experience in Materials Management, Inventory Management, Warehousing Operations and Logistics

  • Good experience with ERP/EAMS systems (incl. Maximo) and their application, support, development & reporting capabilities

  • Good experience in training and coaching of QA/QC methodologies for non-QA personnel

  • A solid understanding of computerised systems including word processing and presentation packages

  • Have a fundamental understanding of independent verification activities and the role of verification societies (Lloyds/DNV/BV/ABS)

  • Professional attitude, highly motivated, self-reliant, confident and willing to share knowledge

  • Drives change and continual improvement

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities:

  • Comfortable as a ‘change agent’ working with internal and external stakeholders

  • Able to lead and influence a diverse range of stakeholders (internal and external)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Self-reliant and self-directing with regard to planning and executing workload in a timely manner

  • Good written communication skills

  • Willingness to take responsibility and challenge constructively

  • Good training and mentoring skills

  • Strong presenter and facilitator with the ability to relate and present information to all levels of management.

  • Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative, imagination & resourcefulness

  • Embraces change and continual improvement


  • Ability to travel to RSRUK sites outside of Aberdeen (on and offshore if necessary)

  • Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.