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QA/QC Head - Offshore & Pipeline Project

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1181742

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Gas

Function Quality

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 24, 2022

Our client, major LNG Operator in Qatar, is hiring for QA/QC Head to work for major Offshore & Pipeline Project for various offshore facilities for the extraction and transportation of natural gas, including platforms, supporting and connecting structures, subsea cables and anticorrosion internally cladded pipelines. This is a contract and residential role to be based in Qatar with initial contract duration of 2 years (renewable).

Job Purpose:
Responsible for supporting the Construction Surveillance Programs and for ensuring the effective implementation of Contractor’s Quality Management System, in relation to:
  • Onshore Brownfield Construction
  • Offshore Brownfield Construction
  • Onshore Pipeline Construction
Providing continual communication, coordination and advice to the Quality Division Manager & Brownfield Construction teams on construction quality issues and the quality performance of the EPCOL Contractor, Subcontractors and Vendors.

Job Context & Major Challenge(s):
Analyse data effectively and decide on which information is relevant to Project
Communication and influencing of various organizations acting globally in a multi-cultural environment.
Managing brownfield and offshore work locations
Manages the resolution of problems in more demanding and less familiar situations using precedent and own acquired knowledge.

Key Job Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
  • Implement the Construction Surveillance Program to confirm that all fabrication, construction and installation activities are compliant with project specifications , including:
    • Development of Construction Surveillance plan for each onshore and offshore brownfield construction activity identifying key inspection interventions
    • Reviewing and approving Contractors and Subcontractors Inspection & Test Plans, quality control procedures and testing procedures
    • Implementing quality control over welding processes including establishment of welding procedure qualifications, qualification of welders, control of welding consumables, surveillance of welding & NDE activity, monitoring welding KPIs and identifying corrective action to remedy poor performance
    • Attending regular construction meetings with Contractor and subcontractor to monitor  progress and review and resolve quality issues arising
    • Assigning and managing inspection resources using QG approved Site Inspection Services (SIS) agencies to conduct surveillance inspections at fabrication and laydown yards and on offshore vessels and worksites
    • Conducting Flawless Quality training programs in conjunction with Contractor to eliminate common defects
    • Conducting regular site walk-throughs with construction worksites teams to highlight quality and safety issues and identify areas for improvement
    • Ensure that inspection records are maintained in a database that is aligned with completions management system to ensure a smooth handover to commissioning
    • Implement Deficiency Management Program to ensure that deficiencies and non-conformances relating to offshore construction and installation are identified, recorded, investigated and resolved to maintain compliance with project requirements
  • Actively participate in:
    • Quality Audit Program to confirm that brownfield construction activities are conducted in accordance with agreed plans and implement:
    • Lessons Learned Program to actively and continuously capture learnings from brownfield construction activities and to use them to develop and optimise process or specification improvements
    • Issues and Risks Program relating to brownfield construction activities and ensure that issues and risks are captured and treated promptly and effectively
    • Implement Quality Reporting Program to monitor brownfield construction activities;  and to communicate and report on quality performance, issues and risks, and developing trends to Quality Division Manager; Brownfield Construction Teams
  • Maintain interfaces, including with:
    • Onshore and Offshore Brownfield Teams to ensure that quality issues are resolved promptly and effectively
    • Materials & Welding Specialist (QC) and Materials Engineer to ensure that welding related quality issues are identified, communicated and rectified
    • Operations Team to ensure that quality issues arising at brownfield worksites are resolved promptly and effectively
    • Systems Completion Team to ensure that inspection records are aligned with and support systems completion
    • Project Management Team to provide feedback on quality issues; to expedite closure of lessons learned; to provide feedback on quality performance generally
    • Actively participate in safety management programs including attendance at site safety walks and issuance of observation cards
  • Conduct other quality related tasks as directed by Quality Division Manager

Person Specification – Minimum Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Welding or equivalent
Additional quality, welding or NDE inspection related qualifications

Knowledge and/or Experience:
  • Minimum of 15 years broad experience in execution of major oil & gas projects, including at least 10 years involvement in the construction of major offshore and onshore production facilities
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a supervisory capacity of quality or inspection
  • Minimum five years experience working in the Middle East, with prior experience executing projects within the State of Qatar strongly preferred.

Technical and Business Skills:
Excellent written and verbal English language communication skills.
Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to influence decisions using presentation, negotiation and facilitation skills.
Ability to manage development and implementation of Projects Managements Systems adapted to Oil & Gas industry.
Ability to interact with senior leaders and shareholders confidently.
Requires strong analytical, organisational and planning skills

About Airswift

Airswift is an international STEM workforce solutions provider. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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