About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for an Independent Inspector to join our team to work in Birmingham.

Role Purpose:

Responsible for conducting independent inspection on construction works and associated records to ensure that BBV can demonstrate compliance to all approved designs, national and international standards and specifications, HS2 works information, standards and contract technical requirements.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist the Quality Manager to ensure inspection and test plans are in place
  • Ensure systems are in place, in conjunction with the Project Manager as appropriate, which allow the required specification to be clearly agreed with customers, customers technical representatives, project, sub-contractor supply chain
  • Ensure systems are in place to allow sample and benchmark plans to be established and agreed with customer, and sub-contractor supply chain
  • Conduct inspection activities with own discipline areas and in accordance with ITP/Checklists for the work
  • Witnessing and sentencing of all site inspections within their disciplines
  • Prepare and present written and or verbal reports of inspection activity and raise any non-conformance relating to the works or requests for departure from specification/design
  • Support the Quality team in dealing with external auditing governing bodies to maintain existing certification and continuous improvement
  • By using the principles of quality assurance, and where appropriate technical Integrity, ensure the customer requirements are clearly understood and that Quality Control mechanisms are in place that provide assurance that the asset and/or service delivers as designed/required
  • Support the delivery of business stream quality programs and actions
  • Support the establishment of a continuous improvement culture
  • Undertake specific investigations and/or report on quality related issues as required
  • Drive efficiencies through early project involvement and explore options to provide lean construction by understanding customers needs and expectations
  • Seek to understand and implement the appropriate digital toolset to support the project governance and quality assurance/ measures on the projects
  • Coordinate all site inspections with the site subcontractors
  • Who we’re looking for

  • Experience of Major Civil Engineering projects and construction environment in the UK, with Mechanical and Civil knowledge.
  • Knowledge and experience of working to UK and international standards and codes of practice
  • Inspection subject matter expertise and proven track record in Quality Control and inspection
  • Able to work with Senior Management and improve existing ways of working to support business improvement
  • A formal qualification in Quality Management e.g. Diploma in Quality Management (UK Chartered Quality Institute, British Standards Institute or equivalent) or inspection such as CSWIP etc
  • Preferably trained ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and/or Internal Auditor
  • Either a CQI Member or working towards membership
  • Proficient in using modern office computer systems e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Ability to gather data and evaluate facts; using attention to detail
  • Can deliver reports orally and written in a persuasive manner
  • Self-starter who manages their own time and seeks to add value to their function
  • UK Driving Licence
  • CSCS Card Holder/SMSTS
  • Why work for us

    Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

    We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

    Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

    Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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