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Project Quality Lead

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

Boston, MA, US

Company

Company

Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

 

 

Purpose

Together with the US Offshore Principal Quality Manager, the Project Quality Manager (PQL) heads up the quality discipline for the Park City Offshore Wind Project ensuring that components, machinery and equipment pass all quality & safety requirements; including but not limited to the Foundation (FOU), the
Wind Turbine Generator (WTG), the Inter Array Cable (IAC) and the Offshore Substation (OSS). The PQL must be detail and process oriented, customer service centric and focused on problem solving. S/he must fully understand the project life cycle and the requirements for the product and supplier services. S/he must command a responsibility during times when product quality deviations may occur. S/he must be able to establish controlled non-conformity follow-up measures through successful closure. The PQL will develop and/or implement a performance-based project Quality Management System that is in alignment with Avangrid’s Offshore Business Quality Management System. S/he will develop a Project Quality Plan that contains elements of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and continuous improvementprinciples. S/he must possess a solid understanding of engineering project logistics, large scale project management and general procurement procedures. S/he must have experience working with and guiding third-party contractors through project deliverables, conflict resolution and change management. The PQL is someone who provides leadership to his/her team while working closely with health & safety subject matter experts (FOU, WTG, IAC and OSS Safety Engineers) so that safety engineering elements and the set quality requirements of product conformity, certification requirements and product safety are followed and adhered to through project closure. Internally, s/he is a team player and knows how to contribute to the success of a team and is ready to progress for sound
product quality of our offshore assets. S/he is expected to make every effort to work closely together with Avangrid Health & Safety both on the project and business level.

Responsibilities

•    Make recommendations to project’s senior management team and provide regular documented updates or attend meetings.
•    Ensure the quality of deliverables, materials and products across all phases of design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and handover, including continuous assessment to the QA/QC as a part of the Quality Management System.
•    Monitor the quality site teams in the different locations where the components/structures will be manufactured and attend supplier package weekly and monthly meetings.
•    Implement, promote and measure performance to achieve quality goals on the project and create a quality culture throughout the project teams working within the FOU, WTG, IAC and OSS packages, related project team and other stakeholders.
•    Implement stringent quality control functions such as quality activity plans, inspections schedules, reporting measures and recording keeping; from start of the Product Engineering Process through to O&M hand over.
•    Ensure that the quality management system is implemented and maintained so that a tailored performance based, and result-oriented inspection regime is in place for each package need.
•    Deep understanding and experience with the application of a wide range of quality techniques from defining and implementing inspection release measures to quality take-over, quality gates and milestones and take over documentation relevant for each machinery and equipment; depending on the nature of each project package.
•    Together with project FOU, WTG, IAC and OSS Safety Engineers, drive the CE certification process or UL listing process, dependent upon manufacturer location. Verify that during project stages, its content is complied with; meeting quality assurance and machine safety requirements are met from the operator perspective.
•    Utilize risk management principles to evaluate potential risks of design solutions during the design, specification, and verification process, deliver compents and systems that are ‘right the first time’ to ensure suitability of use.
•    Conduct proper reviews on each Quality Gate identified in the Project Quality Plan in alignment with the project’s Safety Engineers. Subsequently conducting product audits at critical pass/fail quality gates of first product being produced and conclude deemed as quality-acceptable before continue production.
•    Set up a product control regime that Quality Package Managers and Engineers inspect final output and compare properties to requirements as set out together by Safety Engineers; which should align with the Project Quality Plan.
•    Allocate Quality Control personnel (contractors) to the various manufacturing/fabrication facilities, pre-assembly; offshore inspections and take over mainly for FOUs, WTGs, Cables, OSS and onshore related works.
•    Develop an ‘audit program’ of manufacturers and related (sub) contractors that qualifies them industry best practice, statutory/regulatory and Avangrid’s quality requirements, including effective and documented follow-up actions utilizing appropriate action tracking database system.


 

Skills and Requirements

    Possess a B. Sc. or B. Eng. degree from an accredited institution (required), or Masters (preferred) with one of the following (or related) concentrations:
1.    Mechanical, metallurgical or manufacturing engineering
2.    Automotive or aviation sector
3.    Process or oil & gas fabrication/engineering
4.    Quality Engineering Technology
5.    Safety Engineering

•    8 years industry experience with large scale projects, minimum
•    5 years management and leadership experience, minimum
•    Excellent Microsoft Office product knowledge, required
•    Proficiency with project management software, required
•    Experience in developing and reviewing project quality and management systems, contract documents and project specifications, required
•    In-depth knowledge of the difference between quality assurance, quality control, quality improvement and quality planning, required
•    In-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 framework, required
•    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, preferred
•    Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification from ASQ, preferred
•    Six sigma Green/Black Belt, preferred
•    Understanding and experience with TQM, preferred Understanding and experience with 8-D reporting, preferred
•    Experience with Risk Management as a QA tool, beneficial
•    Offshore vessel or project experience, beneficial
•    Candidate may be required to enter offshore related projects and therefore the following training may be required, either at time of hire (preferred) or must be acquired shortly after hire: Full GWO, Offshore Medical Certificate, HUET or BOSIET
•    Fluent in English (written and spoken). Any additional language such as Spanish and or German would be beneficial. Work environment and travel 
•    In an open plan office with long periods of sitting in front of a computer and at a desk
•    Offshore visits are desired, so the PQL remains connected with the nature of the projects
 

Competencies
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
Our Selection Process


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

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