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Quality Advisor/Engineer

Quality Advisor/Engineer

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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


CMDP is a Joint Venture between MWHT and Costain based on a 50/50 share relationship. The Joint Venture was set up to deliver the 5 year (2015 – 2020) AMP6 (Process) Programme in South East England (East Sussex and Kent) for Southern Water. The Delivery Contract is worth £200 million over 5 years.

CMDP is delivering a range of schemes to maintain and improve Southern Water’s water supply and wastewater treatment works in the eastern half of its region (Kent & East Sussex). CMDP is a joint venture between Costain and MWH.

CMDP will be carrying out approximately £200m of work during AMP6 (2015-2020), with an option to extend the framework agreement in to AMP7.



What will I be doing?

  • Analysing current and future procedural needs of the business
  • Using and improving the integrated management system to cover all aspects of the JV
  • Providing overall support on quality issues, including document production where necessary
  • Providing training on quality issues and business processes
  • Supporting other functional areas of the business including proposals, procurement, business services and design
  • Developing and undertaking programme of on site quality control audits, (including during tender, design and construction stage)
  • Managing the resolution of findings and corrective actions
  • Developing and delivering quality advice to office and site staff through a variety of tool-box talks, guides and presentations
  • Collating quality data for monitoring targets
  • Facilitating and participating in site quality management processes including Quality Readiness Reviews, Inspection and Test Plans, non-conformance reporting and inspections.
  • Providing support to the SHEQual Department, reporting to the Quality Manager

About you

  • Experience of quality management within the construction industry (Water)
  • A recognised Internal Quality Auditor qualification (e.g. an IRCA recognised course)
  • Experience of writing formal quality management documents and undertaking audits
  • The ability to identify key issues, evaluate data and draw informed conclusions
  • Strong written, verbal communication and negotiating skills
  • Ability to write both procedural documents and less formal training materials in a clear and consistent manner
  • Ability to define goals and plan to deliver them
  • Ability and desire to travel to meet the requirements of the role, in particular travel across East Sussex and Kent with some locations only reachable by car.


Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.