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Quality Assurance and Quality Control Associate at ARM Life Plc

ARM Life is the Insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM). Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non-bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management. Established in 1994, ARM started operations as a traditional asset management company specialising in the management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Associate

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Ensures that the quality of all site installations is consistent with the company’s quality requirements as well as national and international standards and specifications, meeting customers’ satisfaction.
  • Key interactions: Agents and Representatives of Governmental agencies, Contractors, Senior Design Associate, Senior Procurement and Contracting Associate, Project Associates, Construction Associates.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Implement the QA/QC management system at site
  • Coordinate with quality inspections with all the site sub contractors and vendors coordinate all non destructive testing on site.
  • Coordinate with the customers representative on all quality matters
  • Coordinate all receipt inspections
  • Distribute relevant QA/QC documentation to site subcontractors
  • Verify that the quality related site activities are in accordance with the applicable codes and standards
  • Participate in the site internal and external site audits
  • Coordinate all the quality site inspections through the site QC inspectors
  • Ensure all quality control documentation is complied with and completed for as-built hand over.
  • Control all non-conformance reports and undertake remedial action
  • Compete site quality control instructions and action remedial responses
  • Review the customers specification and undertake relevant training to Contractors or Subcontractors QC personnel.
  • Monitor the implementation of the approved site QC Plan
  • Complete and coordinate the approval of the sites QC technical submittals to the customer
  • Coordinate with the site construction manager on all quality issues, Coordinate and chair the QA/QC site weekly meetings with the projects subcontractors QC personnel
  • Elaborating inspection and test programs
  • Ensure that safety is strictly adhered to on site
  • Assure all technical documents relative to site quality control are current status

Technical / Other responsibilities:

  • Ensures the quality records, acceptance certificates, mechanical completion certificates and the documentation for specific systems and buildings/areas are prepared and collated in accordance with project requirements
  • Coordinate with the planning and scheduling department to ensure QA/QC milestone dates are understood.
  • Resolve any discrepancies between the completed milestone and quality documentation
  • Review suppliers inspection and test plans against the milestone scope of work
  • Coordinate with the commissioning team to define the scope of work
  • Assist the site subcontractors to compile QA/QC turnover dossiers
  • Provide QA/QC progress information for incorporation into project reports.
  • Consider the implications of delays in QC as-built turnover documentation and bring to the attention of the site Project manager
  • Monitor and control the status of punch list and exception lists relevant to quality dossiers
  • Coordinate any inconsistencies with test packages with the contractor or subcontractor field QC site inspectors.

Responsible for Completion and Handover for Operation:

  • Test-run each item before use, perform acceptance and hand over to end user;
  • Prepare equipment portfolio and user manual; co-ordinate with supplying contractors to organize operation training for the management and operation teams (if required)

Deliverables:

  • Progress Reports (Weekly, Monthly)
  • Contractor QA/QC performance evaluation Reports
  • Equipment portfolio and user manual
  • HSE administration and report
  • Store and material Receipt Quality Management reports

Time Allocation:

  • Time on Field/Technical -95%
  • Administrative-5%

KPI’s
Operations:

  • Violations to construction quality-a.) No. of quality Non Conformance Reports issued by the design team b) No. of issues raised by operations/sales team during the handover process (35%)
  • Violations to safety- No. of safety incidents which occurred on site during the year including a.) near misses b.) accidents c.) fatal accidents. (20%)

Reports:

  • Timeliness of reports-% submitted after set deadline (20%)
  • Quality of report-% reports that conform to the pre-assigned template (10%)

Management:

  • Co-ordinate relevant departments- Measured by an annual survey administered to the various team the employee regularly works with (5%)
  • Feedback – The annual average rating from 360-degree surveys launched (10%)

Requirements
Skills:

  • Sounds understanding and interpretation of drawings. Quality control inspectors must understand blueprints, technical documents, and manuals which help ensure that products and parts meet quality standards.
  • Quality control inspectors must be able to use specialized tools and machinery when testing products.
  • Knowledge of basic math and computer skills are important because measuring, calibrating, and calculating specifications are major parts of quality control testing.
  • Because workers sometimes lift heavy objects, inspectors should be in good physical condition.
  • Knowledge of key processes and phases in construction (Structure, M&E, Finishing)
  • Proficient in creating and understanding a planning schedule and work break down structure
  • Very detailed knowledge of material, equipment, logistics, storage and security
  • Ability to make quick and tough decisions
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ability to motivate, influence, negotiate and manage contractors
  • People management skills, to be able to instruct staff, deal with difficult staffing situations and maintain a productive, happy but disciplined working environment
  • Pro-active good at planning ahead as far as possible as the project progresses, checking back to plans/programmes regularly
  • Strong sense of achievement; able to drive projects forward, expects good standards of work, tenacious, and able to overcome barriers/ solve problems.
  • Organized, good at time management and prioritization of work
  • Good eye for detail, e.g. for seeing small points in drawings, checking work quality
  • Reliable, punctual and responsible

Experience and Education:

  • A good Engineering Degree or HND from reputable institution  plus Relevant professional QHSE Qualification.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Quality Control and Assurance Management  with a real-estate company

Application Closing Date
30th December, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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