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About the opportunity:
The multi-billion Hinkley Point C (HPC) project is the cornerstone of the Nuclear New Build market in the UK. The project is circa 40% complete and is now starting the transition from Civils construction into multi-trade delivery, including MEH and Equipment installation.
We have provided significant support to the project dating back to 2010 and have recently agreed a long-term partnership agreement with HPC which runs until the end of the project in another 7 years or so. This provides a great opportunity for us to add further value to the project and also to plan for the future.
Given the complexity and length of the project, it provides a unique opportunity for people to learn about all stages of Nuclear New Build delivery and to really develop and grow as individuals. A number of the existing team have developed from Graduates into Project Manager roles and people development is at the heart of our business and partnership agreement with HPC.
Having direct hands on experience and learning from HPC will also be really important for people wanting to work on the NNB projects of the future both in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
The Supply Chain Audit Manager is responsible for establishing arrangements and capability to audit the HPC Supply Chain. Leading a team of Supply Chain Auditors, the post holder will develop an annual risk-based audit schedule and ensure its achievement.
The Post holder will develop tools and dashboards to monitor the efficiency of the process and monitor trends.
A key part of the post is to act on trending information in order to prevent recurrence, this will involve engagement with key stakeholders within the project.
The position is within the Quality Department within the HPC Delivery Directorate responsible for quality delivery across the HPC Project.
Framework & Boundaries
The Supply Chain Audit Manager is responsible for identifying and maintaining a current record of the Supply Chain Audit outputs to inform the Programmes that the requirements for NNB’s Supply Chain are being managed and implemented. External factors include relevant legislation, regulations and standard, and EDF policies. Internal factors include NNB policies and governance arrangements. Overall, NNB’s Supply Chain Audit methodologies should be consistent with best practice arrangements for large, complex major infrastructure design and construction projects.
The Supply Chain Audit Manager supports the Quality Strategy Manager in acting as the authority for governance within the Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Audit Manager manages a team of Supply Chain Auditors and an Supply Chain Audit Coordinator responsible for facilitating the planning and execution of audits.
Principal Accountabilities (Outputs of the Job – Activities & Decisions)
- To work closely with each Programme to ensure that entries to the Supply Chain Audit Schedule are appropriate and fit-for-purpose for a complex engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) project for the nuclear sector.
- Ensure the Supply Chain Audit Schedule addresses all relevant internal and external requirements and ensure compliance.
- Manage the team of Supply Chain Auditors and a Coordinator who are responsible for planning and facilitating both desktop and onsite audits.
- Support the Supply Chain Audit Team in this facilitation and in maintaining appropriate relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Receive input from the NNB/HPC Supply Chain Assurance, Supply Chain Inspection, Independent Assessment team and individual Programmes to identify opportunities for improvements to the Supply Chain audits references.
- Review quality management data and reports, in relation to Supplier performance, from across the HPC organisation, including quality audit reports, independent assessments, non-conformance reports and effectiveness reviews.
- Carry out analysis and make the necessary amendments to each particular Supplier audit for improvements and mitigation.
- Participate in Level 4 meetings with the nuclear regulator relating to Licence Condition requirements
- Communicate Supply Chain Audit roles and responsibilities, review Supply Chain Audit Team competencies and identify training/development needs.
- Identify, engage, mentor, support and develop Supply Chain Audit resources to effectively support the business.
- Monitor personnel performance and provide regular feedback.
- Monitor the timely and effective closure of Supplier audit findings.
- Identify and communicate improvements to quality performance metrics, targets and reporting tools to drive appropriate behaviours.
- Review and report Supplier quality performance (audit findings) across the Programmes.
- Assist the Programmes to understand the data and co-ordinate initiatives to improve Supplier performance.
- Drive the Trust agenda forward by ensuring that all decisions affecting customers meet the Trust Test, deliver the desired customer outcomes and provide customers with the ability to make informed choices.
- Develop, maintain and continuously improve processes, procedures, templates and guidance in support of efficient execution of the scope.
- Rporting directly to the Quality Strategy Manager with 5 direct reports
Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake
Note2: Based on Client site at HPC Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week
Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role
Note4: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from either Bristol City Centre or from the Park & Ride facilities located off the M5 Junction 23 & 24
Note5: Please provide proposed travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application
- Qualified Quality Auditor with proven experience in auditing major projects, design consultants and subcontractors
- Experience in quality management with extensive experience in project systems implementation
- Experience gained in a regulatory environment, e.g. aerospace, medical
- Be qualified as a Lead Auditor with experience of completing supply chain audits
- Broad experience of implementing a variety of quality related solutions
- Experience of interfacing with project teams and with supply chain organisations
- Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative
- Proven track record of leading teams to deliver results
- Proven experience of interaction and resolving issues with a wide range of stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
- Ability to contribute to teams and to understand whole of business issues
- Familiar with technical processes and quality practices associated with construction and manufacturing
- A clear and considerable understanding of quality management best practice for deployment by large, complex and contract-led organisations
- Knowledge of National and International standards such as, ISO 9001
- Confident and articulate communicator, able to prepare presentation material, and comfortable addressing individuals, small groups and very large audiences
- Act as a strong advocate for best practice, able to support and defend practical deployment and solutions, whilst remaining open to the ideas of others
- Analysis of data, preparing reports and making recommendations
- The ability to influence and to provide constructive challenge which is accepted by others
- The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including 3rd party certification bodies
- Pro-active and flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative
- Fluent in English – written & verbal
- Proven leadership experience working in a quality assurance/control environment within the nuclear industry or other relevant safety critical industry
- Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)
- Experience of interacting with regulators e.g. the ONR
- Working in various roles in the construction contracting industry including Project Engineer, Contracts Administrator, Project Quality Manager, Design Manager and Project Manager
- Knowledge of the nuclear sector, ideally new build, and knowledge & understanding of nuclear site license conditions
- Knowledge of National and International standards such as GSR Part 2, ISO19443 and ISO27001
- Ability to speak other European languages is advantageous, e.g. French, German
- The ability to innovate and think laterally to assure that the organisational learning processes are efficient and effective
- Good judgement and decision making
- Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction
- Self-confident and assured
- Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality
- Getting results and making things happen
- Ability to influence both internal and external audiences as required
- Engaging and motivating others.
- Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others
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