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QSA Engineer

Job Requisition No.:  21101
Category:  Shipyard

Reporting structure

Reports To:

Head of QSA

Direct Reports:

NDT Supervisors

Job Summary and Purpose

A Subject Matter Expert (SME) on quality control, the QSA Engineer responsible for executing the Quality Control (QC) strategy in close co-ordination with Operations for Marine &/or Offshore business. Facilitates compliance to Integrated Management System (IMS) policies & procedures and often assigned for carrying out specific projects' assignments related to establishing quality controls measures to ensure meet or exceed the customer expectations.


Key Accountabilities:
1.    Continuously review quality control processes, procedures and capabilities to sustain the most cost effective and efficient methods for meeting quality requirements and making recommendations for improvement as appropriate.
2.    Review client Quality Control requirements and ensure that documentation for a project meets contractual requirements.
3.    Conduct final inspection of outgoing/finished services/products according to applicable quality standard, customer specifications and requirements.
4.    Perform corrective action and root cause analysis of project related issues and get the client approval. Identify root causes and instigate permanent corrective actions for product quality issues.
5.    Assistance to QSA management to prepare and achieve the section goal as per the plan, by monitoring the project KPI’s to enable achievement of the targets.
6.    Participate & lead section initiatives (Quality alert, walkthrough, technical education etc.).
7.    Co-ordinate quality stand down for project activities as planned and required.
8.    Coordinate and organize the external and internal project audits.
9.    Coordinate with client representative for carrying out the stage wise inspection as per the “Inspection &Test Plan” (ITP)
10.    Co-ordinate with sections for NDT requirements for the project activities as planned and required. 
11.    Foster an engaging culture of safe and productive work through role modelling Company values.
12.    Ensure the employees and contractors identify and mitigate the hazards and risks with control measures through preparation of fit for purpose work Permits & Risk Assessments and monitoring execution activities.
13.    Conduct briefing to the section and ensure execution in compliance with all safety and quality aspects of IMS, policies, procedures, and work instructions.
14.    Build and maintain a stimulating and challenging environment by taking a professional approach to interactions, using effective communications, and providing coaching and encouragement to others to help them achieve their maximum level of performance.
15.    As an SME, review project work-breakdown structure (WBS) to identify QSA resource needs in consultation with Operations and project management and advise QSA Management of for matching manpower capacity to base demand profile for the work to ensure equilibrium.
16.    Monitor and report quality control progress, notifying any predicted shortfalls or discrepancies against timescale and budgets. Ensure completion of the project within the agreed timeframe and man-hours allocated.
17.    Monitor forecast against actual to ensure meeting customer requirement while salvage alternative cost-effective solutions.
18.    Conduct the project quality awareness program.
19.    Prepare project documentation and submissions.
20.    Participate for preparation and dissemination of project lesson learn.  
21.    Complete other responsibilities & duties as assigned.

Accountabilities - 2

Accountabilities - 3

Accountabilities - 4


Achievement Oriented
Collaboration & Teamwork
Customer Centricity
Drive Vision
Empower & Nurture Talent
Interactive Communication
Solution Oriented

Key Result Areas

•    To ensure target production throughput rate or objectives are safely executed by team in line with Section Plan, KPI’s, Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions. Values and IMS system, through implementing Quality Control (QC) measures.
•    Adhere to health, safety, security and environmental policies, procedures, instructions and controls for the safety of self and others.

Interactions and Working Relations

  •  Internal: All departments within Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions.
  •  Purpose: For coordinating for inspections
  • External: Clients, Class Surveyor/Third Party Inspection (TPI)
  • Purpose:  To propose and to get clarifications regarding the inspections


Financial Authorities

As per TOFA

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

•    Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent
•    Minimum 5 years of related experience of which a minimum of 2 years in lead position.
•    Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in Offshore Structures, or  marine- refit ,retrofit and new building fabrication and installations  
•    Shall have Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection (CSWIP) 3.1 or equivalent.
•    Experience to coordination, inspection and reporting as per the Inspection & Test Plan to managing the quality and delivery of assigned projects.

Job Specific Competencies:

i.    Behavioral Competency 
1.    Drive Vision
2.    Interactive Communication
3.    Customer Centricity
4.    Solution Oriented
5.    Empower & Nurture Talents
6.    Collaboration & Teamwork
7.    Achievement Oriented

ii.    Technical Competency:
1.    Basics of Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and Radiographic Film Interpretation (RFI) and awareness 
2.    Material Certification Review
3.    Knowledge of new construction and repair of marine and offshore
4.    Knowledge of material and welding technology. 
5.    Prepare the Quality Assurance Plan
6.    American Petroleum Institute (API) Q1 awareness
7.    Integrated Management System (IMS) awareness
8.    Able to prepare the Inspection and Test Plan for project
9.    Knowledge of Marine and/or Offshore Structures (Topsides, Jackets etc.) inspections and requirements of applicable code/standards. 
10.    Able to understand the client/class requirements & refer the necessary rules & standards for inspection.
11.    Able to conduct the quality talk and training. 
12.    Able to review and understand the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS), Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) & Welder Performance Qualification Test (WPQT) and prepare the reports.
13.    Knowledge on destructive testing and awareness  
14.    Able to handle the client’s complaints and non-conformances.

QSA Engineer

Department:  Quality Systems & Assurance
City:  Ras Laffan

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