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This newly created role of QA Manager, leading Predictable Performance activities, is part of the strategic improvement plan for our Pipeline Group (PG) business unit, based in Glasgow. 

Working within a fast-paced multiple project environment the role will target, through Governance and Assurance, a tangible Return on Investment (ROI) and loss prevention.  This in turn translates to a sustainable impact on profitability, efficiency, and our Continual Improvement (CI) culture. 

Predictable Performance is intrinsically linked to our key deliverables of:

  • Performance – Quality Assurance to enhance the performance of our projects.
  • Customer Value - Deliver further value to our clients through quality and Continual Improvement.
  • Collaboration - Support the Group reshape, and grow smartly, to deliver the quality foundations across Subsea 7.
  • Safety - Improving PG safety performance through a more integrated approach to safety and quality.

The role has responsibility to support the HSEQ Manager to develop and implement the PG Framework and process:

  • Quality Governance
  • Compliance & Verification
  • HSE & Quality Local Management Team reviews.
  • Predictable Performance
  • HSEQ Risk Management
  • Linkage into process full life cycle approach in respect to C.I.

In addition, the role will support relevant functional and senior management teams, specifically the Quality Function, in delivering the change management process.  Associated duties are to:

  • Oversee the development and execution of PG audit plan and ensures that the audit plan is risk-based and aligned to risk profile, and objectives.
  • Support the PG HSEQ Manager in the setting and monitoring of actual performance versus the audit plan.
  • Deliver a co-ordinated approach to predictable performance and Assurance to ensure there is appropriate governance and process in place.
  • Coordinate the PG Quality/Local Management Team review, meetings.
  • Support the Subsea 7 Group approach to Predictable Performance as detailed within Group Predictable Performance Assurance Guideline (GD-GL-QMI-005).
  • Responsible for actively supporting engaging and promoting a step change in culture within PG to move towards a Performance mindset for our people.
  • Support the HSEQ Manager to drive the standardisation, compliance/Governance and efficiency of Quality Functional/business policies, processes, and systems across PG
  • Contribute to creating and champion a culture of Quality Leadership within
  • PG by acting as a catalyst for step-change in quality performance, fostering excellent working relationships with other internal Functions.
  • Investigate and report incidents relating to cost of loss and identifying the failings in the Quality system leading to this loss.

This exciting role offers the successful candidate the chance to affect change and bring tangible results and improvements to process, efficiency and profitability.  Our ideal candidate will bring the following skills:


  • Recognised Quality or business-related qualification
  • Established Quality Management knowledge and practical experience, with a specific focus on Quality Assurance initiatives.
  • Experience with change management and the application of Quality Systems in a large Project Delivery Environment, and devising improvements.
  • Experience of resource planning, data input, and report writing.
  • Industry approved lead auditor training with relevant experience of auditing, reporting and effective follow-up.
  • IT literate, experienced in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).


  • Initiates and drives performance improvement, committed to cultural change and demonstrates long-term orientation and future focus.
  • Accustomed to liaison with senior management on strategic QA objectives and proposals, and influencing top-down buy-in.
  • Solutions based, a creative thinker with a learning and performance mindset.
  • Analytical with quantitative abilities and an excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptionally organised, a methodical professional with the experience necessary to take our products to the next level with respect to accuracy, security and safety.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present.
  • Effective influencer, works collaboratively and builds strong relationships across the global business and with external representatives.
  • Pro-active planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines.
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced 24/7 global business.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership to deliver workload unsupervised/

Based in our Old Kilpatrick office, some travel may be required in order to undertake site visits.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy.


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