Quality Advisor
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Quality Advisor

Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: London-Newington, Elephant and Castle, GB

Position

Quality Advisor

Reporting to

Quality and Assurance Manager

Function

Governance, Risk, Compliance & Quality. UKPN Services

Location

London, Newington House

Reference Number

66146

Employment Period

Permanent

Contract Type

Personal Contract

CiP Level

5%

Salary Range

£48,800 + benefits + bonus

Closing Date

30th August 2022

 

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

 

We also offer : 

Annual leave 25 days

Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)

Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme 

Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

Occupational Health support

Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.

Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres

Discounted access to sports and social clubs

Employee Assistance Programme.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

The purpose of the role is to provide competent quality management advice to promote compliance to ISO 9001: 2015 in the review, audit, certification, induction and management of procedures and processes in electrical infrastructure construction projects.

 

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

1.  Provides Quality Management advice in relation to ISO 9001: 2015 to other advisors, managers, employees, contractors and clients, both in the tendering and construction phases. With the aim to maintain and enhance UK Power Networks Services’ quality management system to ensure it is able to effectively design, build, finance, operate and maintain primary electrical infrastructure for its clients.

2.  Contributes to the review of existing and the development of new procedures/processes. Procedures include those from central UK Power Networks group as well as those which are UK Power Networks Services’ project/contract specific. There will also be involvement in the communication, implementation and monitoring within the directorate;

3.  Monitors compliance with ISO 9001: 2015, procedures, legal and moral obligations, and national, international and client standards. Able to plan project audits against agreed level 2, 3 and 4 schedules. Will undertake quality management system audits, produce audit reports and ensure findings are resolved in a timely manner.

4.  Assists and offers guidance to Project Managers in reviewing quality related project documents and requirements. Develops appropriate quality management system inductions, training and communication materials for the project team and subcontractors. Gathers lessons learnt and maintains the project cost of poor quality process. Provides Project Managers with quality related updates for inclusion in monthly reports. Where appropriate, supports any quality management system incident investigations.

5.  Provides a monitoring function to ensure that suppliers, subcontractors and the services they provide meet or exceed the company quality management system expectations. This may include conducting external audits and undertaking random performance inspections of field teams to identify issues requiring improvement as well as highlighting good performance.

6.  Monitor site certification of materials and equipment, including tool calibration, to ensure compliance with client and project requirements. To maintain associated project records to be able to compile final data book documentation.

7.  Facilitates third party audits of UK Power Networks Services by external certification bodies. Champions effective quality management system processes in the business to ensure certification requirements are maintained.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:

 

UK Power Networks group is owned by the Cheung Kong Group who are one of the largest investors in the UK and employ over 300,000 people in 52 countries. UK Power Networks owns and maintains electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England and employs over 6000 people. UK Power Networks Services are the unregulated commercial arm of this business.

 

UK Power Networks Services are a national provider of power distribution and distributed energy solutions which optimise customers’ existing electrical assets and integrate new technologies to deliver improved performance and commercial benefits. Working in the transport, defence, manufacturing and industrial, public and nuclear sectors the business is growing and needs talented individuals to be part of this exciting change.

 

The post holder will report to the Quality and Assurance Manager and be a member of the UK Power Networks Services Quality and Assurance team.

The post holder will be visiting UKPN Services and client offices as well as project sites on a regular basis.

 

The post holder must be able to work closely with management across all directorates. They must have also the gravitas to routinely represent the company at operational/project level with external stakeholders.

 

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPEREINCE:

  • Be a Practitioner member of the Chartered Quality Institute with an aspiration to gain Chartered status, which the company will support;
  • HNC (minimum requirement) qualification in a discipline such as Quality Management, Construction, Project Management or Technical/Engineering;
  • To have demonstrable quality management system experience gained in the construction industry is essential (manufacturing based experience would not be suitable);
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently, a good communicator with a flexible approach to problem solving and root cause analysis is essential;
  • The ability to be flexible in their approach to work and be able to prioritise as directed by the Quality and Assurance Manager and Project Manager on assigned projects or contracts;
  • Be a QMS Auditor/Internal QMS Auditor with experience in auditing to ISO 9001: 2015;
  • Ability to audit to ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001: 2018 requirements would be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of ISO 55001: 2014, ISO 44001: 2017, ISO 19650-1: 2018, ISO 19650-2: 2018, ISO 19650-3: 2020 and ISO 19650-5: 2020 would be useful;
  • Ability to build good working relationships within a team and with other staff and clients within the business;
  • Have excellent communication, presentation, planning and decision making skills at all seniority levels;
  • Possess the ability to work with IT software packages such as Microsoft office;
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence;
  • Ability to attain various client access passes and licenses that may be required to work within industries such as airports, defence, nuclear, rail and underground rail;

 

 

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

 

Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

 

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.