Quality Engineer - HS2

J. Murphy & Sons Limited
10 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
LM Overview

Two of Europe's most prominent and innovative engineering and construction companies - Laing O'Rourke and Murphy - have come together to form LM, a powerful joint venture, supporting the growing number of major transport infrastructure projects across the UK.

Both organisations are market leaders in high-speed rail delivery, tunnelling, bridge construction, civil engineering, offsite manufacturing and digital engineering.

LM, along with Fusion JV and CS JV, have been awarded the enabling works for High Speed Two. Delivering the essential early works will include archaeology, site clearance and setting up construction compounds - ahead of the start of the main civil engineering work.

The £900 million enabling works contracts cover the whole of Phase One, from London to Birmingham and the connection to the West Coast Main line at Handsacre in Staffordshire

Main purpose of role:

The Quality Engineer shall be responsible for supporting the Quality Manager in all matters relating to quality both on all work packages of the HS2 Enabling Works North contract and in the wider corporate domain of both JV partners.

They will ensure that management systems remain compliant with management standards, through assisting in the delivery of the Audit Programme, monitoring and reviewing activities of the delivery team. They will monitor and report on the effectiveness of the quality management system and make recommendation for improvement as appropriate.

Key responsibilities and duties:

- Assisting in reviewing and maintaining contractor and supplier quality arrangements, including monitoring of their quality plans, quality programmes and project documents
- Assist the Quality Manager in the production of project reports both to the Client and to the JV parent companies
- Liaise with Project Managers and sub-contractors to produce work package quality plans
- Carry out audits in accordance with the audit programme on the project departments, sections and subcontractors ensuring that audit findings of corrective and preventive action can be verified and subsequently closed out
- Ensuring that items of non-conformity are identified, recorded and closed out using approved methods in accordance with the project requirements
- Interface with document control, requirements manager and engineering & assurance ensuring documents are allocated to the right work packages collated to be handed over
- Carry out planned / targeted surveillance activities of works and processes as directed by the Quality Manager
- Identifying and driving continuous improvement opportunities within the Quality Management System

Key employee values and principles:

- Integrity

Showing energy, taking pride in role, being sensitive to impact, demonstrating drive, being committed, respecting confidentiality, doing the right thing, being accountable

- Respect

Valuing and empowering others, making a contribution, considering others' needs and approaches, asking for help, recognising achievements, seeking to listen and understand, explaining decisions, acknowledging environmental impact

- Leadership

Creating a stimulating environment, being open and honest, demonstrating enthusiasm, seeking innovation, being flexible, being curious, providing clear direction, setting new standards, maximising unique opportunity

- Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Making safety our first consideration, acting fast to mitigate risks, making proactive interventions, taking responsibility for our own and others' health, safety and wellbeing


- Best for project: Am I making best for project decisions? Am I taking best for project actions? Am I putting the project goals above my own company goals? Do I recognise LM success/failure is HS2 success/failure?
- Inclusivity: Have I involved everyone who could add value? Am I utilising the combined strengths of the team? Am I encouraging others' ideas? Am I considering others' perspectives / standing in others' shoes? Are we collaboratively setting milestones?
- People first: Am I looking after my and others' wellbeing? Am I thanking people for their contribution? Am I respecting peoples' personal lives? Am I using technology where possible to aid work life balance? Am I working in a 'safe and well' way? Am I talking first emailing second?
- Jointly seeking solutions: Am I asking for help where I need it? Am I helping others where I can? Am I making others feel comfortable 'not knowing'? Am I avoiding silo working?

Qualifications and training:


Quality Professional (CQI Practitioner grade PCQI)

A minimum two years of work experience in any aspect of quality

Internal Auditor Training qualification QMS (ISO 9001)


ISO9001:2015 Transition Training

Lead Auditor qualification

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