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Quality / Construction Engineer

  • Job reference: 924280
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: GBP320 - GBP360 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 08/03/2019

The Site Delivery Partner (SDP) team are to deliver a number of performance improvement initiatives on behalf of the Client at Hinkley Point C to implement more effective and efficient ways of working, with a view to achieving potential cost savings.

This dynamic team provide support in the following areas:

  • Completions and Handover
  • QA/QC
  • LTQR
  • QA
  • QC
  • Construction Improvement Initiatives
  • Right First Time
  • Process Efficiency
  • Heat Mapping

Role Overview:

A Quality or Construction professional is required as part of the Site Delivery Partner (SDP) team to support the delivery of a number of Construction Improvement Initiatives on behalf of the client.

The Quality/Construction Engineer will be responsible for delivering Right First Time (RFT) and Process Efficiency (PE) initiatives within the scope of the SDP, fully supporting site delivery teams to meet their objectives. The post holder will work in close collaboration with NNB and Tier 1 Contractors to ensure that construction activity is delivered consistently (safely, efficiently & right first time) and in compliance with HPC Quality Assurance Programme, respecting nuclear safety is paramount at all times.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Reviewing NNB and Contractor activities to identify areas for improvement in line with agreed SDP scope.
  • Carrying out causal analysis and implementing process improvement plans.
  • Establish RFT process for key fabrication suppliers.
  • Carrying out causal analysis for non-conformances and carry out formal improvement process.
  • To provide management reports on the progress of SDP initiatives.


  • RFT reporting system and non-RFT causal analysis.
  • RFT improvement strategy.
  • Process improvement assessment and strategy.
  • Project reporting.

Experience required:

  • Competence, knowledge & experience gained from a specific engineering discipline, qualified to HND level as a minimum.
  • Experience in delivering major projects, preferably in the nuclear power sector, with focus on project quality and/or construction.
  • A dynamic individual who is a team player & a sold understanding of the quality processes across the manufacture, construction, commissioning & operational handover phases.
  • Ability & knowledge to be able to analyse the business & to optimise standards.
  • Ability to influence & to provide constructive challenge which is accepted by others.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Pro-active, flexible, being prepared to plan & work on own initiative across a broad range of issues to drive performance against all dimensions of the quality systems.
  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results oriented.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Proficient user of MS Office.


  • Experience of Right First Time and Cost Of Poor Quality initiatives.
  • Civils experience.
  • Delivering results and making things happen.
  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.
  • Self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.

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