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QA/QC Engineer – Site

Atkins Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: HP331-493

The Role

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine, innovation, imagination and best practice.

Due to our continuing expansion we now require an experienced Site QA/QC Engineer to work on a variety of construction projects.

Working in a multidiscipline team of designers and engineers providing a comprehensive service to our clients, this is a great opportunity to gain experience within an internationally renowned consultant, affording the opportunity to work on large and small scale multidiscipline projects, in the UAE and potentially the rest of the Middle East region.


To implement all aspects of the quality management systems and quality assurance I 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, perform quality assurance I control inspections, submittal reviews.

Functional Relationships

Site Operations Manager (SOM) Site Area Manager (SAM)

Site Head of Disciplines (SHOOs) Sites Quality Manager (SQM)

Office Manager Site Operations (OMSOD)

Project Manager (PM) Resident Engineer (RE) Site Supervision Team

Lead Site QA/QC Engineer (LSQE)



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)

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 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.

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 contractors operation and maintenance manual.

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

Assist the. site learn 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 SOC.

Maintain the drawing register, transmittal notes, revisions; control of "construction issue" drawing lists and OM approved drawing lists in conjunction with PM/RE and soc.

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)

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.

Rewards & Benefits

Atkins’ competitive core benefits package includes:

• A competitive salary
• Accommodation allowance
• Transportation allowance
• 25 working days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
• Medical and life insurance cover
• Company gratuity scheme
• Eligibility to participate in the executive bonus scheme
• Annual flight allowance to point of origin
• Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers’ needs, our vision is to: focus on quality seek world class design and excellence strive to add value be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).