• Quality Manager (utilities)

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(22/05/2018 13:37)
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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.


    HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services.


    Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) are delivering the Enabling Works Contract (EWC) programme of works for HS2, across the Southern area, to make way for the main civil and station build contracts. The scope of the EWC South includes demolition, utilities diversions, highways, archaeology, and ecology works over 4-6 years, with an estimated final value in excess of £500m. You will be directly involved in the delivery of the programme of circa 150 individual projects and will help contribute to skills and employment in the local community, leaving a positive legacy.

    What will I be doing?

    The Utilities Quality Manager is responsible to the Senior Quality Manager for ensuring the expertise, processes and management systems in place on the project are functioning effectively to ensure project quality requirements are met.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide guidance as necessary to the utilities delivery team on quality planning and assurance. Update tracker on The Costain Way (TCW) compliance for Gates and Must Dos related to Utilities works and notify team of requirements
    • Provide training (personally and using both internal and external resource) and awareness of quality issues to the Utilities team
    • Review and approval / acceptance of supplier contract specific quality plans
    • Assistance to delivery team and subcontractors in preparation of Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) as required. Verification and approval of ITPs
    • Facilitation and organisation of Quality Readiness Reviews (QRRs)
    • Liaison with Materials Engineers to ensure that only verified and approved materials are incorporated into the permanent works (including long-term temporary works)
    • Manage an inspection programme and ensure that adequate Inspection and Surveillance of Utilities works on site is carried out
    • Management of the NCR process with respect to utilities. Raising NCRs as appropriate, processing where design input is not required and final sign off of all NCRs
    • Conduct Lessons learnt workshops and feed back to new works and other areas of the business
    • Reporting of Progressive Assurance for Utilities sector
    • Verification of assurance and submission to the handover team
    • Management of Quality Engineers and Inspectors where relevant
    • Audit planning and execution for Utilities. Update project Audit Plan accordingly
    • Liaison with the Client and other stakeholders to develop and maintain relationships and ensure that requirements are established and met

    About you

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Have appropriate experience of Quality management including good knowledge and practical experience of developing, implementing and improving Quality management systems
    • Be a competent auditor or have access to competent auditors
    • Have appropriate experience of the delivery functions of a self-certification project
    • Please refer to the Competency Profile for Quality roles for more detail


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    HS2 – working with Skanska & Costain, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    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 aim to be 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.



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