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Project Quality Manager in Paris at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Publication date: 21.01.2019REFERENCE: 5109241901

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Together with the Project H&S Manager, the Project Quality Manager (PQM) heads up the quality discipline in theSt. Brieuc Offshore Wind Construction Project so that components, machinery and equipment pass all quality &safety requirements.

The PQM is thorough and observant with an eye for detail. S/he must fully understand the requirements for theproduct or supplier services and has a sense of responsibility towards our potential and existing suppliers evenduring times when product quality deviations occur leading to extra effort for rectification, negotiation, and controllednon-conformity follow-up measures until successful closure.

S/he will set up a performance-based Quality Management System that is in alignment with Iberdrola’s OffshoreBusiness Quality Management System but most importantly the setting-up a Project Quality Plan that containselements of Quality Assurance aspects; Quality Control measures and the necessary Quality Improvementcampaigns e.g. 8-D Reporting and as a whole Non-Conformity Management and a holistic inspection and releaseregime. In doing so, the PQM applies with his/her team quality tools & techniques coming from Six Sigma and/orTotal Quality Management.

The Quality Manager in Project is someone who provides leadership to his/her team whilst reporting to the ProjectManager and into Iberdrola offshore Principal Quality Manager.

The PQM will closely work together with health & safety subject matter experts (WTG/FOU and OSS SafetyEngineers) so that safety engineering elements and set quality requirements are followed e.g. product conformity,certification requirements and product safety.

The job holder will be required:

• That his/her quality managers in each package, resident and temporary inspectors in the packages deviseand review specifications for products or processes in alignment with project’s Safety Engineers with the aim toconduct a proper review on each Quality Gate identified in the Project Quality Plan.
• To assure that from Product Engineering Process commencement until product handover to O&M there arestringent quality control functions in place including quality activity plans and inspection schedules; reporting

measures and record keeping aspects
• Together with project WTG/FOU and OSS Safety Engineers drive the CE marking process from anoperator’s perspective (evaluation of conformity) under e.g. European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (Link) andverify that during project stages, its content is complied with –meeting quality assurance and machine safetyrequirements
• Conduct product audits (critical quality gate) of first product being produced and conclude deemed asquality-acceptable before continue production
• allocates Quality Control personnel to the various manufacturing/fabrication facilities, pre-assembly; offshoreinspections and take over mainly for Foundations, WTGs, Cables, OSS and onshore related works
• Set up an ‘audit program’ together with health & safety so that manufacturers and its(sub-) contractors areaudited, selected and qualified against industry best practice, statutory and Iberdrola’s quality requirements,including on effective and documented follow-up actions utilizing appropriate action tracking database system
• Supervise quality inspectors, technicians and other staff and provide guidance and feedback so that they aretrained and updated aiming consistency in quality control and documentation & record keeping aspects
• Set up a product control regime that Quality Package Managers and Engineers inspect final output andcompare properties to requirements as set out together by e.g. Safety Engineers

Skills & Knowledge

•Must be able to understand the logics of database systems
•Appropriate communications approach towards directors and on site level staff must be understood to reach theright audience
•Must have in-depth knowledge of quality tools & techniques and ISO 9001 framework
•Knows [in-depth] the difference between quality assurance, quality control, quality improvement and qualityplanning
•Sound understanding of process oriented quality management systems

•Basic understanding of Wind Turbine Generators and Foundations; Offshore Substation. If this is not existent, thejob holder must come from a strong engineering background being able to understand production andmanufacturing processes
•Experience with quality tools like productFMEA, 8D-Reporting
•Competency in conducting [1st and 2nd party] Audits
•Six Sigma green/black belt a clear benefit
•Understands Product Engineering Processes and Product Lifecycle of heavy plant machinery and equipment
•Can interpret product requirements specifications and translates those into quality control regime with set qualitycriteria
•Possesses good knowledge and experience in supplier quality management and knows procurement processes

•Set up of meetings with minutes-taking and assure team complies with this

•Has a good understanding of a matrix organization and understands project milestones and set up
•Basic understanding among the difference of corporate, construction and operations
•Shall be able to translate statistical data and product trends and deficiencies into usable information towardsmanagement and as such identifies the corrective actions to be undertaken

•Fluent in English (written and spoken). Any additional language such as French and or Spanish would bebeneficial as the company is a Madrid-based utility


EDUCATIONAcademic studies:

•The candidate has successfully completed engineering or science studies (B.Sc/B.Eng. or master’s) in the fieldeither from the following disciplines:# Mechanical, metallurgical or manufacturing engineering# Automotive or aviation sector# Process or oil & gas fabrication/engineering# Quality Engineering Technology# Safety Engineering

Specialized training in:

•S/he has preferably achieved training and certification through a quality body e.g. European Organization forQuality (EOQ) or German Society for Quality (DGQ) ‘Quality Management Representative’
•Quality Auditor according to EOQ or any other ‘accredited’ body
•Six-Sigma-Training Green/Black Belt) would be a plus

Other requirements (certifications and so forth):

•Training/courses in management or quality assurance would be beneficial
•Process industry or high hazard industries/ mechanical-plant engineering background would be beneficial
•Project management training a plus
•Seminars at statutory institution attended which comprise subjects in technical/machine safety or product liability


•At least 5 years’ experience in Quality Management of big scale projects.
•Experience in developing and reviewing project quality management systems, contract documents and projectspecifications

•Some coordination experience gained in a large infrastructure project
•Good to have experience with database systems such as action tracker/ Microsoft access etc.
•Experience in administrating different documentation

•Offshore Wind GWOs may not be required, however can be provided if the candidate wishes this