Quality Inspector - Highways (Outside IR35)

Quality Inspector - Highways (Outside IR35)

  • Location

    Tyne And Wear

  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £300 per day

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 months

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Our Client is a UK based Technology and engineering company.  They provide smart infrastructure solutions to the energy, transportation and water sectors.

Due to an increase in workload an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Inspector to support them with a Highways scheme in Tyne and Wear.

About the project:

The Regional Delivery Partnership is a framework contract with Highways England for the development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015 to 2020) and Road Period 2 (2020 to 2025).

The Costain Jacobs Partnership were awarded two lots; Lot 7 (East Region) & Lot 8 (North Region) for the delivery of packages of work with an estimated value over schemes with individual value of over £100m.
This vacancy relates to Lot 8 for the delivery of 3 schemes along the A1 corridor in Newcastle and Northumberland, with combined scheme budgets in excess of £550M.
A1Scotswood to North Brunton – Construction March 2020 – late 2022
A1 Birtley to Coal House – Construction May 2021 – Spring 2024
A1 in Northumberland – Construction March 2021 – late 2024
Support the Quality Manager to promote the systems of Quality Control on the project, encouraging a positive quality culture and Right First Time.
Endeavour to ensure that relevant and robust inspection and test plans (ITPs) are produced in a timely manner by assisting construction team with their production, and to review and approve these ensuring adequate controls are in place, paying particular attention to compliance criteria.
Carry out inspections at a frequency identified in the ITPs ensuring such proportion of the works provides sufficient assurance of compliance and design intent
Assist the Quality Risk Review (QRR) process
Assist the construction team by conducting interim inspections at key stages of construction activities ahead of the inspection request to ensure any issues are identified and resolved at an early stage
Assist in carrying out quality audits on internal project processes, identifying issues as part of an informative report
Encourage the early identification of a non-conforming system or product (potential defect) in a proactive, transparent and no blame environment. To cause them to be rectified before they have a negative impact on the Contract, and to comment on the effectiveness of the preventative actions.
Work collaboratively with the Quality Engineer to promote the NCR register within the team and be the driving force to ensure actions are closed out
Undertake reviews / inspections prior to and during any relevant off-site manufacture
Responsible for ensuring quality records such as completed inspection and test plan records are captured in a timely manner and archived electronically by conducting regular reviews.
Endeavour to ensure that red line drawings, are captured contemporaneously by the construction teams, to enable as-built drawings.
The Quality Inspector will assist the construction team with the preparation and review of snagging lists of the various activities, for completion of the construction works packages.
Liaise with the NEC Supervisor to ensure NEC contract requirements are met
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Acts as a positive role model
Supports a culture in which personal integrity thrives
Inspires and coaches others to build knowledge within the team
Supports a culture of innovation to solve problems
Willingly works with others and provides help, support and advice to colleagues
Excellent communication skills
HNC/HND or degree qualification in Civil Engineering (desired but not mandatory)
Civil or Structural Engineering Qualification, Diploma, NVQ Level 3 or higher (essential)
Experience in Highways works (essential)
Knowledge and understanding of QA / QC principles and their application to a project, suppliers and sub-contractors – ITPs, NCRs, MARs,RFIs
Experience / knowledge on NEC4 contract (ideal)
Understanding of principles of Engineering relating to the project scope of works
Confidently read drawings, specifications and contract information
Previous experience in a similar role would be desirable not mandatory
Senior Engineers or Site Agents with Highways construction experience are encouraged to apply for this role
Membership of the ICE or working towards it (or other recognised professional body)
CSCS card
Completed SMSTS (ideal)
Experience / knowledge of temporary works management (ideal)
CITB Temporary Works Coordinator Course (ideal)
Understanding and application of BS 5975:2019 (ideal)
Thorough understanding and application of the CDM Regulations (ideal)

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis. Agency PAYE, Umbrella and CIS (if applicable) engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.

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