Jan 24, 2018

Head of QA Supplier Program Job Opportunity - Nawah Energy Company

  • Nawah Energy Company (Nawah)
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Job Title:  Head of QA Supplier Program

Company Name: Nawah Energy Company

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Head of QA Supplier Program will perform evaluation of supplier QA program and effective performance based audits of service/material suppliers for performing assigned activities in support of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant’s Quality Assurance Program to ensure that station materials/services are of the highest standards of safety and quality in nuclear industry.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Quality Audit of Suppliers and Contractors

  • Review Nawah’s implementing documents or in supplier’s documentations governed by their QA program, depending on who performs the work performed by QAM requirements.
  • Review required documentation, development of checklists, audit plan and agendas for Nawah's internal quality audit of programs to ensure that the audits and assessments are conducted effectively
  • Collect and review the required records for the Quality Assurance activities and assessments meeting applicable procedures and standards
  • Review findings/issues/non-conformances identified during audits and assessments and follow up for timely corrective and preventative actions by various ENEC/Nawah program to ensure that Quality Assurance Program implemented by ENEC/Nawah meet regulatory requirements and applicable codes and standards.

Review Suppliers and contractors Quality Assurance manual: Reviews contractors and suppliers QA manuals, provides comments, coordinates the review collation of comments and assesses their compliance with ENEC’s/Nawah’s Quality Assurance Program in order to assess suppliers and  contractors qualifications

Participate in Quality Audits and Assessments

  • Conduct Quality Assurance audits and assessments in various areas of the Program Office (e.g. Engineering,
  • Operations, Maintenance, Work Management and support organizations), to ensure compliance with ENEC’s/Nawah’s Quality Assurance program.

Quality Assurance process improvement

  • Review ENEC’s/Nawah’s QA manual and procedures and provide feedback as appropriate to ensure compliance with industry codes, standards and regulatory requirements
  • Review findings/issues/nonconformance’s identified during audits and assessments to determine program quality and identify performance trends

Support ENEC/ Nawah's Quality Surveillance: Support ENEC's/ Nawah's Quality surveillance activities within the plant and at supplier's premises as an Inspector

Stakeholder Engagement: Facilitate communication with both internal and external stake holders ensuring their engagement in order to build and nurture mutually beneficial working relationships

HSE & Safety & Security

  • Follow all relevant ENEC/Nawah HSE policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions to ensure HSE compliance in all aspects of work in accordance with sound management practices by applying these HSE policies  and procedures to self and others to take reasonable care for the health and safety of people, or the environment, who  are at the employee's place of work, or who may be affected by the employees acts or omissions at work
  • Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on individuals and information assets.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the UAE Head of QA Supplier Program job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Science or equivalent
  • Lead Auditor Certification in accordance with ASME NQA-1 requirements or quivalent(Such as KEPIC QAP)
  • At least ten years of nuclear experience in Quality Assurance (QA) and/or Quality Surveillance (QS).
  • 4 years: Suppliers Evaluation for Nuclear Suppliers.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment and the requirements against which nuclear power plants are operated.
  • Understanding of QA codes and standards


Personal Competencies:

  • Core Competency
  • Strategic & Visionary Thinking
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Personnel Development
  • Effective Partnering
  • Performance Improvement
  • Respect for Safety & Security
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Results Focus: Working Effectively and Efficiently
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Error Prevention

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