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Quality & Certification Specialist

St. John's, NL

Closing Date
Monday, January 28, 2013

Job Description

Upstream Solutions Inc. is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Quality & Certification Specialist based in St. John's, NL.


  • Under the direction of the HSEQ Lead, the Quality & Certification Specialist maintains and improves the quality management program and certification process for project development.
  • The Specialist provides support services to Project Engineering and Management as well as Contract Sponsors on project quality / certification related processes.
  • The position also provides technical support and investigation services in the event of a non-conformance or other significant quality or certification event.
  • The Quality & Certification Specialist provide quality and certification expertise to support the successful execution of the proposed development opportunities and resulting projects.


  • Develop & implement the Project Quality Management System;
  • Develop and manage the certification & verification plan for White Rose Expansion Project (WREP);
  • Develop a project audit schedule & ensure the successful implementation of the audit program, and conduct audits when requested;
  • Monitor and report on contractor quality requirements and review contractor evaluations for performance and compliance;
  • Monitor Certifying Authority performance in implementation certification and verification functions to satisfaction;
  • Monitor the performance of design reviews and execution of inspection & test plans for fabrication and manufacturing activities;
  • Monitor and facilitate the administration internal & external NCRs;
  • Liaise with project teams on quality aspects of regulatory and standards requirements for design, fabrication, construction and installation;
  • Manage the preparation & submission of RQFs
i. Required
  • Post Secondary education in engineering, science and/or business management or equivalent experience, engineering certification is considered preferable;
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the development and implementation of quality management systems;
  • Minimum 8 years experience in managing and coordinating regulatory certification and verification processes specific to the C-NLOPB regulatory and certification requirements;
  • Experience in working with certification bodies for large offshore oil and gas projects;
  • Experience with application and implementation of ISO9001 QMS;
  • Experience as a lead auditor;
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently to ensure that critical quality and certification matters are resolved to satisfaction;
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to present to large groups;
  • Self motivated to ensure the timely completion of project and operational requirements;
  • Ability to work well with others in a cross-functional environment;
  • Required to travel.

ii. Asset

  • Development and implementation of management systems for offshore oil and gas projects 7 – 10 years;
  • Experience as a member of a major project management team in the offshore oil and gas industry 5-7;
  • Ability to work with engineering personnel on technical level to ensure project execution;
  • Experience writing and implementing procedural documentation in the oil and gas industry – 7 years Competency in application of project software, flow charting logic and the use of software (MS Visio)
  • Willing to travel to support project quality and certification requirements.

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