Quality Engineer (Tunnels)

Bridgwater, Somerset
up to £55,000 per annum + benefits
06 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Quality Control
Job Type

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a permanent Quality Engineer (Tunnels) to join our Major Projects team on Hinkley Point C for our Marine and Tunnelling contracts.

As a Quality Engineer (Tunnels) your duties will be:

  • To ensure the Project plans for delivering Products and Services right first time that meet requirements every time and drive the “Elimination of Waste” and reduce the “Cost of Quality” through: -:
  • Ensuring the Project produce Quality management planning (including business unit/contract quality plans and industry specific plans)
  • Challenging systems and processes to ensure best practice and continual improvement
  • Ensuring the development, maintenance and application of appropriate content for the BMS to meet the needs of the business
  • Ensuring any specific Project or SBU standards requirements are effectively built into the BB ways of working within the BMS and / or local Quality Planning
  • Monitoring and report Project/SBU business performance relating to Quality and agree (and monitor) management actions to drive performance improvements
  • Undertaking investigations and implement effective root cause analysis (and enable the identification of corrective actions)
  • Ensuring business awareness of Quality policy and BMS quality requirements
  • Coaching & developing quality skills in business streams
  • Ensuring the business is compliant with ISO 9001 and other client/industry/Project/SBU quality related requirements
  • Provision of Quality related training to equip the business with the skills to drive improvements in Quality performance
  • Interfacing with audit function to support local processes
  • Providing support to allow Management System Reviews to be successfully conducted
  • Facilitation of quality related improvement initiatives
  • Production of appropriate reports and management information
  • Living the Balfour Beatty Values.

Personal Qualities and Experience

Specific Divisional/SBU requirements:


  • Experience of Major Civil Engineering projects, preferably tunnelling.
  • Extensive experience of construction in the UK Nuclear sector
  • Knowledge and experience of working to UK and international standards and codes of practice for the UK Nuclear sector.
  • Quality subject matter expertise and proven track record in Quality Management
  • Preferably with experience of working in a construction environment, with Mechanical, Civil and electrical knowledge.
  • Confident in working with Senior Management and able to challenge existing ways of working to support business improvement
  • Build strong relationships with delivery teams and project managers.
  • Training and facilitation skills and experience
  • A formal qualification in Quality Management e.g. Diploma in Quality Management (UK Chartered Quality Institute, British Standards Institute or equivalent)
  • Preferably trained ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and/or Internal Auditor
  • Either a CQI Member or working towards membership
  • Working knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma.
  • Previous experience of managing a team.
  • Competent user of modern office computer systems e.g. Microsoft Office

The following qualities/experience is also essential;


  • Has an ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts.
  • Pays attention to detail and sees things through to completion.
  • Can deliver reports orally and written in an objective and persuasive manner.
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is a self-starter who manages their own time and seeks to add value to their function.
  • Is able to work within a multi-discipline team.
  • Able to command respect across the business and within the Function.
  • Is good at building relationships and can influence effectively.
  • Can demonstrate initiative and resilience.
  • CSCS Card Holder
  • UK/EU National or holder of Security Clearance