Quality Assurance Engineer

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Reporting to the Quality Assurance & Asset Integrity Manager, the Quality Assurance Engineer is primarily responsible for supporting the C&P Team during procurement activities through Quality Control Coordination and deployment of Third Party Inspectors {TPls) to supplier/ manufacturer facilities in line with Review/ Witness/Hold points as per Purchas Order requirements and/or approved Inspection & Test Plans ITPs.

The QA Engineer shall:

o Ensure supplier quality plans and associated normative QA vendor documents meet project specifications requirements;

o Assist review of supplier quality plans, ITPs, material certificates, NDE and test procedures as well as test results/records;

o Coordinate Nominated Inspection Body {NIB) and deployment of TPls in accordance with ITPs and manufacturing schedules;

o Generate Call-Off Requests and Work Orders for NIBs for the provision of inspectors in line with the associated AFEs and project scope;

o Ensure surveillance inspection is planned, arranged and conducted for critical steps in the manufacturing, test, assembly and service provision (where surveillance is required) including:

o Review TPI Inspection Reports and Inspection Release Notes and liaise with Discipline Engineer/Project Manager to share Reports;

o Review Criticality Assessments, Deviation Requests and Concession Requests, in conjunction with the Discipline Engineer;

o Advising or giving opinion to the Discipline Engineer on whether exceptions, deviations and concessions should be accepted or rejected;

o Assisting in the measurement of supplier performance;

o Review and approval of NIB timesheets;

o Verify vendor compliance with industry standards API, ASME, ISO, NACE, etc;

o Identify opportunities to deliver continuous improvement in Procurement quality, including process efficiency.

Main responsibilities:

1. Specifying QA requirements for vendor equipment and/or service including:

o Provision of content and/or review of QA requirements for RFls or RFPs/RFQs;

o Evaluation of suppliers' responses (including clarifications and exceptions) and requests applicable to QA related content in RFls/RFPs/RFQs, and provision of responses;

o Provision of QA requirements (via contract/PO/call-off with equipment supplier) for well equipment orders and verification that QA requirements are correctly stated (e.g. ensuring no conflict between Equipment Specification QA requirements and other contract wording);

o Specifying QA requirements for equipment to be rented, assembled or serviced;

o Provision of requirements for surveillance inspection assignments to be undertaken by Nominated Inspection Body (NIB);

o Evolving company's material commodity catalogue to ensure QA/QC and quality verification documentation requirements are adequate for the parts;

o Review and evaluation of supplier proposals;

o Support Procurement in evaluating suppliers' QA/QC proposals in bids and making recommendations based on findings;

o Reviewing and endorsing suppliers' QCPs applicable equipment, including mark-up for NIB surveillance inspection activities for Hold/Witness/Review/Monitor points;

o Reviewing and endorsing Inspection Matrices submitted by the supplier and liaising with the Project Engineer or Discipline Engineer on any issues arising from the review;

o Copying Project Manager or Discipline Engineer on all endorsed QCPs returned to the supplier.

2. Verification of procured equipment or services through the following:

o Participation in pre-production meetings (PPMs);

o Ensuring that the NIB is presented with the relevant purchasing documentation and relevant Equipment specification details prior to PPM;

o Ensuring surveillance inspection is planned, arranged and conducted for critical steps in the manufacturing, test, assembly and service provision (where surveillance is required) including:

o Reviewing NIB Inspection Reports to ensure supplier is performing work in accordance with requirements and issues raised are closed out;

o The reporting requirements have been followed.

o Ensuring NIB service provider man-hour charges are checked and correctly applied;

o Assisting in the measurement of NIB performance;

o Reviewing Supplier Quality documents (SDR codes H, J, K & L);

o Reviewing Criticality Assessments, exceptions, Deviation Requests and Concession Requests, in conjunction with the Discipline Engineer.

o Advising or giving opinion to the Discipline Engineer on whether exceptions, deviations and concessions should be accepted or rejected;

o Assisting in the measurement of supplier performance;

o Confirming that the final data package is in accordance with the technical documentation requirements that apply to the contract/order;

o Participating in supplier audits and conducting manufacturer/supplier facility surveillance visits for conformity assessment purposes;

o Participation in Root Cause Analysis or other form of failure/problem investigation and recommending or implementing corrective actions;