Atkins Internship – Senior QA/QC Engineer


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 defense 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.

Title: Senior Site QA/QC Engineer

Department: Site Operations

Location: Middle East

Reports to: Project Manager/Resident Engineer/Sites Quality Manager

Job Summary

To implement all aspects of the quality management systems and quality assurance / control

of site supervision activities provision 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 mentor the discipline staff.

Functional Relationships

  • Site Operations Manager (SOM)
  • Site Area Manager (SAM)
  • Project Manager (PM)
  • Resident Engineer (RE)
  • Site Head of Disciplines (SHODs)
  • Site Supervision Team
  • Sites Quality Manager (SQM)
  • Site QA/QC Engineers (SQE)
  • Office Manager Site Operations (OMSOD)
  • Site HSE Engineers (SHSEE)

Primary Responsibility

Visit project site frequently (as required) to supervise the ongoing construction activities. To

ensure that the Works are carried out safely and in-line with quality standards, in

accordance to contract documents.


Senior Site QA/QC Engineer

  • Evaluation of the Contractors Quality manual in conjunction with the PM/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 on site 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)
  • Visit project site frequently (as required) to supervise the ongoing construction activities. To
  • ensure that the Works are carried out safely and in-line with quality standards, in
  • accordance to contract documents. SITE OPERATIONS No. SQP02/JD/052, Rev 00
  • 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
  • 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 PM/RE.
  • Raise non-conformance notices (NCNs)/reports; site inspection notices (SINs) identify
  • quality deficiencies in conjunction with the PM/RE.
  • 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.
  • Perform Site Surveillance Audits (Technical), prepare surveillance audit reports and
  • forward to SQM.
  • Induct, train and lead a team of the discipline staff.
  • Project Interface
  • Maintaining the Quality management system compliant with ISO 9001-2000 and with
  • statutory, regulatory requirements and corporate procedures.
  • Assist the PM/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 PM/RE/site team for the preparation of contractor’s operation and maintenance
  • manual.
  • Assist PM/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 PM/RE and SDC.
  • Maintain the drawing register, transmittal notes, revisions; control of “construction
  • issue” drawing lists and municipality approved permit drawing lists in conjunction with
  • PM/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/desnagging of the works and related documentation.
  • Review and compile all documents at handing-over for submission to the Client.
  • Assist the PM/RE in compilation of all documents for the issuance of the Taking-Over
  • Certificate.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • SO Office 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.
  • Design Office Interface
  • Identify, raise and follow-up design office support requests in co-ordination with the SQM.

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 PM/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 SQE / PM/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 / PM/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
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

Job Details:

Company: Atkins

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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