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8 months ago
Colas Rail
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Management Jobs
Purpose of the Role

The Quality Manager will support the Quality, Assurance & Systems Manager in all aspects of the development, design and delivery processes, both internally and at sub-contractors and supply chain are robust, fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance and customer.

This role will be employed by Colas Rail, working on the Midland Metro Alliance Project.

Key Responsibility's and Accountabilities


Support the development of an integrated management system in line with ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 & OHSAS18001:2007 [ISO45001] & ISO44001.


Support the development of business improvement programmes & their effective delivery


Carry out Audits as identified and provide written reports on the findings


Support the development & delivery of a Risk Based Assurance Programme.


Support the business to deliver any findings to completion.


Support the quality, assurance & systems manager to provide robust engagement with alliance partner parent company representatives to provide assurance that their risk is being effectively managed


Support interface & coordination with independent assurance functions as appropriate [Owner, Partner Parent Companies, External Assurance Team


To ensure that products and services are fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance, customer expectations & the PAA Contract.


Seek to continuously improve standards


Support business improvements and process adherence


Support the investigation of internal quality issues including non-conformances / deviations from specifications.


Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated where appropriate.


Assist in identifying root causes and provide support to overcome problems


Carry out supplier audits as required, including audits of external processes.


Help to ensure all procedures and management systems are in line with legal and internal customer requirements, including writing and updating of procedures

Person Specification


* Educated to Degree/HND/HNC level or equivalent in technical / engineering subjects.

* Lead Auditor qualification

Knowledge & Experience

* Experience in design, implementation & management of integrated management systems

* Experience in an engineering or construction environment

* Min CQP CQI / Tech IOSH / PIEMA required

* Strong problem solving skills

* Experience of rail industry advantageous

* Experience of highways projects advantageous

* Experience of working within a joint venture or alliance is advantageous

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

Recruitment agencies

Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We are therefore unable to consider either CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies.

Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail. Any agencies wishing to be considered as a preferred supplier are asked to submit their company details to the Recruitment Team.

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