Project Inspection Lead - Grangemouth

INEOS - Other Engineering
Ref: 898 Date Posted: Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
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Project Inspection Lead

Utilities NEP


Job Purpose

  • To support the New Energy Project (NEP) by undertaking the associated quality surveillance and inspection activities to provide assurance throughout the engineering, procurement and construction phases in delivering legal compliance and achieving INEOS business goals.
  • The project strategy is to maximise offsite fabrication/modularisation and minimise on-site works.  To support this strategy the Project Inspection Lead (NEP) will ensure that on-site inspection and testing is minimised or, where possible, eliminated.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform scheduled audits on suppliers of equipment and services in line with the NEP Assurance plan.
  • Accurate reporting on conditions found during inspection visits and audit activities.
  • Review Supplier/Contractor Quality Plans / Inspection & Test Plans for acceptability and indicate planned INEOS attendances.
  • Work collaboratively with the EPC Contractors QCS team to ensure INEOS attendance at key intervention points and support INEOS/3rd party inspection resources for scheduled attendances to meet the project quality goals. 
  • Interact with the Grangemouth Site Assurance and Inspection teams to ensure NEP plans are communicated and agreed, and to co-ordinate audits/attendance by members of the site teams as appropriate.
  • Assist the NEP Quality Manager to carry out root cause analysis of trends revealed through audits and other verification activities.
  • Assist in resolving equipment and construction NCR’s.
  • Review equipment and construction inspection reports.
  • Support the NEP Quality Manager to apply Quality Management principles to all aspects of the project.

Special Features

  • Grangemouth is a top tier COMAH site with a large Refinery, two large ethylene crackers and several other major petrochemicals processes. There is a large range of process technologies and chemical hazards to understand and many corrosion mechanisms to protect against.
  • The role of the NEP Inspection Lead involves communicating and influencing through a number of diverse organisations and people, including Ineos Procurement, Ineos Assets, suppliers of plant and equipment, specialist fabrication companies, site fabrication companies, INEOS Technical Authorities and Plant Inspection engineers.
  • The post holder typically interacts with senior people in supplier organisations when carrying out audits and assessments - Managing Director, Engineering Manager, etc.,
  • The post holder leads and/or participates in QA/QC audits providing technical expertise, assessment and assurance of new and existing manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and materials, working closely with the Technical Authorities and Compliance Team.
  • Plays a lead role in assisting the NEP Quality Manager and procedure owners in further developing the projects’ procedures and systems such that they meet INEOS objectives with respect to the development of Quality Assurance standards.
  • Due to the location of some equipment manufacturers, the post holder must be able to work remote from the site with no immediate supervision and have the confidence and competence to make the correct decisions regarding integrity assurance.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Substantial experience in Quality Management and Quality Control systems and processes and application of BS EN ISO 9001 in the industrial sector
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supplier assessment and auditing.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of petrochemicals industry including manufacturing operations, maintenance, design, fabrication, inspection and commissioning.
  • Qualified Senior Welding Inspector with knowledge of inspection practices, including non-destructive testing techniques (both routine and specialist) and metallurgical testing.
  • Qualified auditor and internal auditor to ISO9000 – 2008 to provide competence in QA/QC assurance processes.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, welding, materials, NDT, design, QA systems, fabrication codes and standards and legislation (e.g. PSSR and PER) relating to the fabrication and inspection of petrochemicals equipment and is required to have the necessary breadth of knowledge and skill for this role.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to enable effective communication at all levels within Ineos and 3rd party organisations.