Quality Engineer (Highways) - Highways England M1 Smart Motorway Junction 13-16

Recruiter
Galliford Try
Location
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Mar 2018
Closes
05 May 2018
Ref
18000092
Role Overview:
Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

The Highways division is the largest of five business units that make up the Galliford Try Infrastructure entity. It delivers projects for national and local clients.
This team has expanded in recent times as a result of a successfully delivering work for Highways England and a re-structuring of the business and now includes operations for Highways England, Local Authorities and Highways Maintenance.
The project that this role is required for is to work on Highways England's flagship Smart Motorways Programme and is being delivered via a joint venture between Galliford Try and Costain. We are improving the 37.9km (23.6 miles) section of the M1 between junctions 13 and 16, which passes through Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and provides connections to the towns of Bedford, Milton Keynes and Northampton. The project will involve upgrading this section to an All-Lane Running (ALR) smart motorway.

The Quality Engineer provides expertise in the area of Quality specifically to ensure the systems in place are properly executed throughout the project or business.

This project continues building on a successful track record delivering to Highways England adding to our impressive portfolio of Smart Motorway and Major Highway works.

Key Accountabilities:
· Support the Technical & Assurance Manager in ensuring that the process is in place to deliver right first time to Project specifications, in conjunction with the Project Manager as appropriate. Where required provide training and put measures in place to support this
· Assist the site management team to ensure inspection and test plans are implemented
· Assist in developing specific project / task quality plans
· Undertake assurance that the Quality Plan is being followed and that requirements are being met
· Support the development of either Project or Business Stream Quality strategies or plans and the implementation of measurement frameworks across the scope of services and full project lifecycle
· Support the Quality team in dealing with external auditing governing bodies to maintain existing certification and continuous improvement
· Provide quality improvement performance measures and recommendations, and share best practice
· Produce project and/or business quality reports as required
· Support the delivery of business stream quality programs and actions
· Assist in training, coaching & developing quality skills in business streams
· Support the establishment of a continuous improvement culture
· Undertake specific investigations and/or report on quality related issues as required.
· Drive efficiencies through early project involvement and explore options to provide lean construction by understanding customers' needs and expectations
· Understand Lean principles and how to apply them in construction


Experience and Qualifications:
This opportunity would suit an individual with an Engineering background, presenting an opportunity to broaden experiences gaining skills and expertise in the field of quality. Desirable skills and experience applicable for the role as follows:

  • Practical experience in quality management in a relevant business environment
  • Experience of working within a quality management framework & KPI measurement
  • Knowledge of the Highways sector or experience within a project based organisation
  • An understanding of BIM and how to use BIM models and produce appropriate reports from them is desirable.

In Return:
In return we offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package. We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.
About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,550 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression
Infrastructure
Operating under Galliford Try in England and Wales and Morrison Construction in Scotland, we are a leading contractor on infrastructure projects in the public and regulated sectors. From highways and rail to renewable energy and water, delivering a specialist capability from concept and design through to project implementation and maintenance.
Infrastructure - Highways Sector
The Highways sector for Galliford Try focuses on highways related capital and maintenance works within England and Wales. It is responsible for delivering Frameworks and projects between £10 and £100m in value and targets key customers such as Highways England, Welsh Government and selected Local Authorities. This successful growing sector is set to deliver £121m of project and frameworks this year with ambitious plans to grow over the next 3 years building on recent successes such as the Midland Highways Alliance, Northumberland Street Lighting and Highways England's, Smart Motorway Programme. Be part of a successful team where opportunities to develop career will be available through the growth of the sector.
Galliford Try celebrates a diverse workforce and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all applications