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QHSE Manager

  • Job reference: 921785
  • Location: Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Power & Utilities
  • Date posted: 26/09/2018

Role Purpose

  • To develop, plan, manage, measure, evaluate and continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Quality System, including the fostering and improvement of the culture, awareness, involvement and competency of the organization.
  • To develop and maintain statutory compliance and industrial good practice in the operation of Health, Safety & Environmental policies, procedures, processes and training.

Key Accountabilities

Quality - Quality Assurance & Quality Management

  • Responsible for effective management and continuous improvement of the quality system.
  • Provides quality, regulatory, contractual and technical expertise to the business, to ensure that focus on quality is built in to all manufacturing and business processes.
  • Ensures that products and processes meet the required quality standards for relevant licenses / certifications / approvals, and represents the client to external certification organisations in order to maintain accreditation's.
  • Ensures the efficient management of the quality control laboratory.
  • Manages, streamlines and refines process definitions and quality system documentation.
  • Coaches and supports process owners in the definition and continuous improvement of both product and process specifications, including the transparency, accuracy and effectiveness of these specifications.
  • Ensures that adequate quality system assessment methods and performance indicators are in place and reported in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of effective audit and CA/PA systems.
  • Provides quality and technical feedback for both customers and suppliers where necessary, in order to ensure adherence to specifications. Also participates in customer feedback analysis as required.
  • Coordinates, manages and documents systematic Management Review of the Quality System
  • Ensures that accurate test data is provided to the business, in order to allow product and process performance (for both new and existing products) to be monitored and improved.
  • Routinely reviews the scope of quality control testing in consultation with the relevant areas of the business, the aim being to identify the minimum testing requirements consistent with maintaining product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Together with the Process Engineering Team, develops process capability-based qualification methods

Health Safety & Environment

  • Maintains awareness of current developments in UK and EU safety and environmental statutory requirements and good industrial practice to be able to develop, gain agreement for and implement compliant HS&E strategy, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Ensures that Company and statutory reporting, information and applications are prepared and submitted in an accurate and timely manner to ensure compliance with both existing and future UK and EU Legislation.
  • Provides and maintains a comprehensive Health, Safety & Environmental advisory and support service to the company, including specialist support and liaison with managers, staff and other relevant parties to formulate appropriate HS&E practices.
  • Ensures that environmental inspection and monitoring arrangements are in place & maintained so that data is captured and recorded in an accurate and timely manner, and that critical analysis is undertaken to verify and interpret data in the interests of ensuring the site operates to permissible levels of environmental impact.
  • Manages Joint Health Safety & Environmental Meetings and relevant Campaigns to raise staff awareness of HS&E issues.
  • Develops and implements an annual HS&E Training Plan and, on request by departments, assists with identifying the standards of training for employees with regard to HS&E responsibilities, duties and practices.
  • In conjunction with the Supply Chain Manager, assists with the negotiation of HS&E contract agreements
  • Leads statutory audits as directed by current legislation and site operating requirements, to identify risk areas and reduce potential loss to individuals and the Company.
  • Maintains and periodically reviews health surveillance arrangements, which are available to all employees, and as identified by departments and by current and future legislation to ensure the health and welfare of employees
  • Ensures that the safety of contractors working on the company premises is monitored and communicates advice and instructions as necessary to promote safe working to the relevant company.
  • Maintains and controls hygiene and pest prevention arrangements from external resources to support individual health, safety and welfare

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Degree qualified within a relevant IMS/Quality/Engineering discipline, or with equivalent experience/qualification.
  • Professional Health & Safety or Environmental qualification (min NEBOSH Dip part 2) and/or Corporate membership of IOSH (MIOSH).
  • Registered Safety Practitioner (RSP).
  • Proven experience within a process industry, quality systems (ISO 9000, Six Sigma, etc.), quality system auditing, etc. Statistical qualifications & experience in industrial/manufacturing applications.
  • Leadership, drive and commitment and the ability to gain commitment and support from others.
  • Effective planning, organisation and project management skills.
  • Proactivity and commitment.
  • Strong IT skills essential.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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