PTAG is currently seeking an Assessor to provide support for internal and external assessments, evaluations, audits, or surveillances for the Assessment Program
Location: Tiverton, ON
Type of Employment: Contract
Develop document and communicate the planning of all QA support functions through the project life cycle, to including, the determination of resources necessary to provide all QA support functions from Conceptual Design through turnover to Operations.
Incorporate conventional quality assurance engineering or scientific practices and a variety of complex features such as enhanced quality requirements, application or new or special requirements or processes and difficult coordination of oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning. Provide limited guidance and direction to less senior engineering professionals.
Carry out development of qualification programs on tasks concurrent with other phases such as design and fabrication to better evaluate and minimize future quality problems. Develop alternative solution to existing problems. Perform all detail work necessary to determine best alternatives.
Support facility/project needs within assigned area by conducting reviews/ approvals in the areas such as procedures procurement documents, design output documents, etc.
Evaluate proposals and make recommendation based on proposed programs/tasks in area of assignment.
Plan, prepare, conduct, and report on surveillances, assessment/monitoring of quality-related activities in assigned areas.
Coordinate corrective action responses to external assessments, audits, or surveillances.
Perform general Cognizant Quality Functions duties as the Subject Matter Expert including interpretation of Site, National, and DOE requirements and site procedures.
Review of selected Safety Class and Safety Significant engineering deliverables (e.g., Design Change Forms, Design Change Packages, Technical and procurement specifications, Supplier Deviation Disposition Requests, Quality Assessment Reports, Conceptual Design Reports, Software Quality Assurance Plans, etc.).
Review, issue, track, follow-up, and closeout various deficiency documents e.g., Program Deficiency Reports, Nonconformance Reports, Corrective Action Reports, and Stop Work Orders.
Functions to incorporate quality assurance practices designed to build total quality into project deliverables and mitigate quality issues that adversely impact project objectives.
Provide project QA guidance, compliance oversight and subject matter expertise in ISM and quality assurance feedback and improvement process.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in a physical science (e.g., chemistry, physics) or an engineering discipline with a minimum of 12 years experience, preferably in nuclear related assignments, including direct operations management; successful performance in this position may require knowledge of statistics, math, and computer science along with substantial practical experience. An advanced degree, to the Master's or PhD/Doctorate level is preferable for some assignments, and holding an advanced degree would proportionally reduce the experience required.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Teamwork skills are important in the highly matrixed project environment.
Specialized knowledge required varies with the independent assessment technical assignment. Knowledge of such activities as analytical chemistry, radiochemistry, conduct of operations, nuclear facility operations (HVAC and analytical process), environmental regulatory compliance, radioactive containment, fire protection, waste characterization, project management, quality assurance, and industrial safety and hygiene are typical areas in which the incumbent would need to demonstrate proficiency.
Knowledge in other areas, such as engineering design, maintenance management, and construction practices would also be beneficial. Extensive hands-on experience with computers and various types of software applications, knowledge of administrative and business systems, and previous assignments in (for example) planning/project scheduling, information resources, or procurement operations is highly desirable. Substantive management experience in these or a related field is preferred.
Additional specialized knowledge in the theory and application of assessment and audit techniques and practices is also required to accomplish successfully both routine and specialized tasks. Incumbents must have/gain skills in effective communications techniques, assessment planning, time management, conflict resolution, data collection, analysis, and report writing like that of a lead auditor. Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to this position.
PTAG is growing and seeking professionals who want to join a fast paced, innovative, and team-oriented Program Management Firm. We are driven to help our clients find opportunities for consistent and constant improvements of their Capital and Sustainable Programs. PTAG is a Registered Provider of the Construction Industry Institute which underscores our commitment to help the Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Heavy Infrastructure sectors achieve increased project certainty, productivity, and desired outcomes. We are seeking likeminded professionals who want to join us on our journey to build lasting, and value-driven relationships with our clients.