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QA/QC Engineer

  • Job reference: R-029110
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Site Office

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Job Summary

To implement all aspects of the quality management systems and control site supervision activities provision related to all Works across the project, to deliver quality installations in accordance with the contract documents, relevant international standards and local authorities’ requirements, provide technical support; perform specialised quality assurance / control inspections, submittal reviews and training of the discipline staff.

QA/QC Engineer

•Evaluation of the Contractors Quality manual in conjunction with the RE.

•Evaluation of the MEP contractors and subcontractors Quality manual in conjunction with the Discipline engineers.

•Review the contractors Inspection Test Plan and all QA/QC documentations.

•Evaluate the QA/QC system implementation by the contractor on site and ensure the compliance with their Quality manual.

•Ensure the contractor has a current Internal Audit plan/schedule.

•Conduct Audit on contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

•Ensure the contractor have adequate QC personnel onsite during all production shift operations to perform the inspection and tests.

•Ensure the contractor provides QA/QC procedures, method statements and current document at the locations where they are to be used (Note: this will include code/standards referenced in the specifications, method statements and inspection test plan)

•Ensure the contractor performing inspections, sampling and testing of materials in accordance with the specified standards and as approved in the Inspection test plan.

•Inspect the on-site and off-site materials to be used in the project, organize/witness field and laboratory Tests, conducted by third parties on construction materials to ascertain their compliance with the specification.

•Ensure the contractor uses an approved material testing laboratory accredited by Dubai Municipality construction quality control and research for testing.

•Review and comment on subcontractor’s pre-qualifications.

•Review and comment on submittals, including test results, method statements, materials and alternate proposals submitted by contractors.

•Review and comment on the contractors testing and commissioning plan/procedure.

•Conduct and co-ordinate site quality meetings in conjunction with RE and prepare MOM.

•Review Contractor’s weekly and Monthly reports.

•Site visit and evaluation of sub contractor’s premises

•Raise non-conformance notices (NCNs)/reports; site inspection notices (SINs) identify quality deficiencies in conjunction with the RE.

•Liaise with the contractor’s QA/QC Manager/Engineer for day to day quality issues

•Issue site walk quality issues report to contractor on bi weekly basis

•Review the corrective actions proposed by the contractor, respond/follow ups and close out procedure.

•Review and respond to the preventive actions proposed by the contractor.

•Check contractor’s storage facilities, shades etc; ensure manufacturer’s recommendations are followed and conformance to above.

•Maintain a Sample room for approved materials in accordance with the contract.

•Participate in Mock up inspections/ stage inspections and ascertain that the work is executed in accordance with the contract document and approved standards.

•Coordination for local authority approvals

•Preparation of Monthly reports in coordination with all disciplines

Project Interface

•Maintaining the Quality management system compliant with ISO 9001-2008 and with statutory, regulatory requirements and corporate procedures.

•Assist the RE in the preparation of specific Project Quality Plan (PQP).

•Assist/support the site team for the effective implementation of quality managements systems as specified in the PQP.

•Assist RE/site team for the preparation of contractor’s operation and maintenance manual.

•Assist RE in the preparation of check list for As-built drawings.

•Assist the site team during the Audits and ensure that quality management systems are implemented effectively.

•Develop and implement project specific filing system as described in the PQP in conjunction with RE and SDC. Monitor and ensure proper documentation arrangements on the projects.

•Maintain the drawing register, transmittal notes, revisions; control of “construction issue” drawing lists and DM approved drawing lists in conjunction with RE and SDC.

•Develop and carry out Site Surveillance Audit system with the support of site team.

•Update, follow up and maintain Non-conformance notices /report log (issue, actioned and closed)

•Develop effective inspection/assessment strategies and Test plan.

•Analyse current methods of site inspection and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.

•Assist the site team to compile Site Feedback and forward to the SOD.

•Assist the site team in the satisfactory close out of the project including snagging/de-snagging of the works and related documentation.

•Review and compile all documents at handing-over for submission to the Client.

•Assist the RE in compilation of all documents for the issuance of the Taking-Over


Client Interface

•Provide necessary technical reports/recommendation as required by the Client for any project specific issues.

•Attend meetings with Client (as required)

•Liaise with the Client for the necessary approval of samples

•Liaise with the Client for the necessary close out of Non-Conformance Notices.

Contractor Interface

•Regularly co-ordinate and conduct site Quality meeting with Contractors.

•Monitor contractor’s Inspection Test Plan and provide recommendations.

•Notify the contractor for the failure in implementing effective Quality procedures.

•Notify the contractor on time to time site observations and quality deficiencies.

•Raise Non-conformance notices and review corrective actions.

•Notify reoccurring non-conformances and implement preventive actions.

•Tracking of NCN’s, review corrective action procedures and close out details.

•Notify the contractor for the delay in submission of Test report/results.

Design Office Interface

•Identify, raise and follow-up design office support requests in co-ordination with the


Site Operations Department Interface

•Liaise with the Sites Quality Manager (SQM) to identify any particular QA/QC issues.

•Liaise with the SQM for any particular project site related issues requiring input and/or feedback.

•Coordinate leave request and discuss leave cover with the SQM.

•Liaise with OMSOD for all HR / Finance / Administrative issues.

Functional Duties

•Liaise with the contractor’s QA/QC Manager/Engineer for day to day quality issues.

•Assist RE in all respect of Quality related issues.

•Random inspection of on-site materials, off-site materials to be used in the project.

•Review and comment on submittals, including Test results, method statements, materials and alternate proposals submitted by contractors.

•Co-ordinate with site team and participate in Mock-up Inspections.

•Recheck for all approval/drawing status prior to final approvals by the RE.

•Advise the contractor for required changes in ITP for continual improvement.

•Raise NCNs, SINs and identify quality deficiencies.

•Perform Internal Audits and Site Surveillance Audits.

•Monitor performance of the Contractor / Sub-contractor and identify, raise any quality / workmanship concerns with the RE.

•Review quality procedures and effectively implement QA/QC plans across the project.

•Identify any particular site safety issues and bring to the notice of the contractor / SHSEE / RE.

•Mentor the discipline staff on any advancement of process, procedures and technical skills.

•Conduct training for the discipline staff.

Line Management / Administrative Duties

•Update and maintain the latest revision of all project documents

•Review coordinate and forward submittals, inspection requests, technical query to the project team and/or discipline engineers.

•Assist the project site team during internal, external and site surveillance audits.

•Coordinate leave request and discuss leave cover with the SQM.

•Prepare and regularly (weekly) submit reports and maintain records.

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 26 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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