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Quality Manager - highways

  • Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car/car allowance and benefits
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH378668_1529944154

Job description

Quality Manager - Highways SMART Motorways - M56 (Birmingham & North West)

We are recruiting for a Quality Manager to work on Highways England's flagship Smart Motorways Programme. The project will involve upgrading pavements, barriers and drainage as well as installation of gantries, emergency refuge areas and technical equipment to the M56 between junctions 6 and 8, to the west of Manchester Airport.

Role Overview:
The purpose of the Quality Manager is to assess the procedural requirements for quality assurance matters and to establish, monitor and be responsible for the effective implementation and development of the business management system, reporting to the senior management team on project performance of the Quality Assurance processes and systems.

Key Responsibilities:
H&S and Environment
Safety is the cornerstone of strategy therefore Health and Safety considerations are central to all tasks and contribute to ensuring safe working environment for all

Quality and Document Control
Understand and implement the Quality, Safety and Environmental Policies and Targets
Comply, as appropriate, with the processes contained within the Project Quality systems
Suggest and implement necessary improvements to the Project Quality systems
Ensure use of the Project document management system
Considers the need to satisfy customer requirements with the aim of enhancing the customers' perception and satisfaction

Business Management System (BMS)
Ensuring that the BMS (HSEQ) complies with the requirements of EN ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards
Manage the certification process in close liaison with the JV Management Team and Board
Preparation, issue and maintenance of the BMS
Ensure up to date management systems are made available as appropriate at points of use
Monitor, review and update procedures as required
Manage the certification process
Track and report on the effectiveness of the business management system
Support the team as needed in the improvement of procedures, forms and guidance as needed in delivery
Champion and reinforce the use of the business management system throughout the project lifetime in a 'business as usual' state
Provide assistance and advice to Site Management and Department Managers on implementation of the processes and data structure
Ongoing mentoring of team members on all areas of business management system
Liaise with Parent Organisations to ensure alignment and / or approved deviation as appropriate from parent organisation procedural requirements

Maintain and implement an audit programme to cover projects and departments in accordance with the agreed frequency, ensuring that all procedures are audited at least once per year and report on progress against the programme
Maintain and manage a list of trained internal auditors
Promote and capture best practice during audits
Liaise with external audit or assessment bodies as required

Management Review
Report to Management on the level of compliance with planned arrangements and the effectiveness of the management systems (HSEQ)
Communication and Training
Communicate internally on the outcome of audits and management systems review
Promote customer focus through quality systems inductions
Train internal auditors on the requirements of the JV audit documentation
Facilitate problem solving, improvements and clarification of due processes

Experience and Qualifications:
A working knowledge of Business Management Systems and contractual documentation
Possession of ISO 9001 Lead Auditor qualifications, or Internal Auditor qualifications with the relevant experience of the Construction industry; within major projects and/or highways is ideal
Appropriate professional qualifications and/or extensive technical experience within Civil construction work would be desirable for this senior role
Computer literate (MS Office suite of software) including MS Visio, with excellent report writing and spreadsheet skills
Full Driving Licence
The ability to lead a team of internal auditors and offer clear quality assurance guidance to all levels of management
Excellent communication skills, with a positive attitude and the ability to work with and manage a team which ensures that quality and contractual issues are identified and closed out in a timely manner

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