Quality Assurance Engineer

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Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects, combining SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offer for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects

Linxon – A Leading Engineering Company:
As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.
As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.


  • Provides guidance and support on all mandatory quality deliverables from suppliers including Project Quality Plans (PQP) Inspection and Test plans (ITPs) and required documentation.
  • Complete regular and scheduled supplier and site visits to conduct audits of the quality plans and appropriate standards.
  • Aid the quality manager in developing the project specific Manufacturing Assurance Plans (MAP) and the Master Inspection and Test Plan (MITP)
  • Liaise with the appropriate disciplines to review and highlight the necessary intervention points on the supplied ITPs both equipment and civil.
  • Provide guidance and support on quality deviations including Non-Conformance reports, Request for Information RFIs provide feedback on the corrective actions implemented to prevent re-occurrence together with driving improvement using 8D.
  • Where required and highlighted, attend manufacturing surveillance and compile report accordingly
  • All defects/ snags highlighted and recorded during manufacturing or Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) have been closed before equipment is permitted to leave the factory.
  • Intervene when the quality of work is at risk or has been compromised and escalate accordingly
  • Provide the required training, support and guidance to the project team and supplier / contractors on all quality related activities involved while always promoting the Nuclear Safety Culture.
  • Represent the quality department in site or supplier meetings or with the client.
  • Cascade the appropriate documentation from suppliers to the site installation teams.
  • Lead promote and support cost reduction through the supply chain with the focus always on quality.
  • Promote a right first-time culture and understand key risk areas and highlight room for improvement
  • Liaise with supply chain to audit new potential suppliers and offer recommendations and improvements where required.
  • Together with suppliers install, maintain and strive to improve key performance indicators
  • Liaise with suppliers and planning to help create and monitor manufacturing programmes report and investigate any deviation
  • Promote a close working relationship with all departments and suppliers including procurement and engineering
  • Ensuring that product conformance and the process controls within the supply chain and making sure the cascading of the business and the customer quality requirements is correct and adhered to.
  • Lead investigation into root cause analysis and implement long term strategies that will address failures in the supply chain
  • Ensure that End of Manufacturing Reports (EOMR) are completed and accurate.

Person Specification

  • ISO 9001 :2015 Internal or Lead Auditor trained
  • Practitioner or chartered quality professional (CQI) desirable
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 9001:2015 and ability to review, generate and advise on key quality documentation including Project Quality plans, Inspection and Test Plans
  • An ability to be able to communicate at all levels as the role will entail attending client meetings, training and making presentations to project teams together with supplier interface.
  • Knowledge and experience High Voltage substation equipment would be a distinct advantage.
  • Six Sigma green belt would be advantageous.
  • The individual must be highly organised and have the ability to multi task as you will have the responsibility for planning and completing many tasks simultaneously.
  • Computer literacy to include Microsoft Office skilled in Word, Excel and PowerPoint knowledge of SharePoint would be an advantage.
  • Although the role is based out of the Birmingham office the role will involve extensive travel both UK and oversees approx. 70%.

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