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Project Quality Lead B

Date: Dec 3, 2018


Project Quality Lead B-TGQU-AUWU01838381


Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and its shares (BBD) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In the fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, we posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion, rail control solutions and the implementation of Total Rail Systems.

We are seeking applications from experienced Project Quality Lead(PQL) to join our team in Milton, Brisbane. Reporting to the Head of Quality, PQL is the Quality representative in the Bid/Project Core Team. In this role, the PQL drives the cross functional Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and assures that all processes related to the delivery of a product or system meet customer quality and safety requirements.

They lead the quality planning, quality reviews, quality performance and quality records of contracts in cooperation with the Bid / Project Director. They coordinate all project quality related activities with the various functions (Project Management, Procurement, Engineering, Operations etc.) and ensure that they assume full accountability for the quality of their allocated work packages.

They agree with the customer the acceptance criteria, clearly communicates these to all involved functions and assures the presence of related quality deliverables at the project gates / customer reviews and liaises with external parties on matters relating to quality.

They are mandated to reject or block, any non conforming deliverables (e.g. products, documents) which could create safety or relevant quality problems from being released. Ensures that all relevant processes needed for the integrated management system are established, implemented and maintained in the project.

Leadership and functional duties in the Project Core Team

1. Manages the deployment of the Project Quality Management Plan (PQMP) in order to achieve the expected results and the project’s strategic goals. Provides feedback and input to improve the deployment and strategy.
2. Enhances the project’s technological risk management effectiveness by deploying APQP tools and methods (e.g. FMEA, Critical Item Assessment etc.)
3. Reports on quality performance (APQP Monitor) and quality related customer satisfaction
4. Creates and maintains Quality Management reports (e.g. mandatory inputs for safety cases)
5. Lead the Project Core Team in all quality related matters with customers, consortia partners, notified bodies, suppliers, certification and approval authorities
6. Co-ordination and Leadership duties within the Quality Team
7. Co-ordinates the following Quality organisation on the project, including the following sub-functions and their budgets:
- Project Quality Assurance (PQA)
- Configuration Management (CM) (if not assigned as PCT member)
- Design Quality Assurance (DQA)
- Operations Quality Assurance (OQA)
- Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA)
- Integrated Management Systems (IMS)

8. Clearly breaks down and communicates quality related project targets and assures alignment of all quality activities to the project’s objectives.
9. Mandated to adapt the allocation of quality work packages (including acceptance criteria) between the Q-roles and the day-to-day delegation of special tasks to the Quality team
10. Governs and directs all quality resources on the project
11. Increases team effectiveness among these sub-functions in this project by utilizing the team’s or individual's capabilities and knowledge by applying BT’s standard team effectiveness measures where necessary.
12. Has a specific communication responsibility to the Project Quality leads of Sub-Divisions and Heads of Quality, Heads of DQA /SQA regarding related Q-issues

Responsibilities regarding APQP

1. Identifies the functional responsible for the respective APQP element
2. Assures proper hand over from bid process and reviews customer specifications and defines quality requirements (incl. compliance to law, standards, content of product history book) for project execution
3. Organizational freedom and independence to resolve matters pertaining to quality or stop Development and (or) Production and (or) Field support activities if critical requirements are not met
4. Reviews the specific requirement for the elements and agrees acceptance criteria with the owner
5. Assures facilitation of special tools and methods in the APQP context (e.g. FMEA)
6. Reviews and reports to the Project Core Team progress and execution quality against the agreed upon requirements and acceptance criteria
7. Co-ordinate the identification, allocation to PBS, requirement capture, preparation, auditing, qualification, execution and risk exposure of Special Processes.

Process related responsibilities

1. Establishes a configured project process register and reports any process adaptation requested by the customer to IMS / respective Business Process Owner
2. Assures the application of BT’s standard processes
3. Performs process audits at any organizational part of the project and reviews all quality related information and requests, agrees and monitors corrective action plans
4. Reports any process non-performance of quality processes to the responsible Business Process Owner
5. Reports and analyses all relevant Non-Conformity Costs (NCC) within the project and drives their minimization
6. Defines, plans schedules and agrees the proceeding and acceptance of all customer interface points and product handover activities
7. Reviews and monitors the Project Configuration Management (CMP) plan established by the Project Configuration Manager

Specific technical responsibilities

1. Re-strengthens and supports a reliable root-cause analysis process within the various functions (Project Management, Procurement, Engineering, Operations etc.).
2. Supports the activities related to the Product Certification / Homologation.


It is expected you will have the following qualifications, experience and personal characteristics

- Masters Degree or equivalent
- Minimum 10 years of experience post graduate.
- Minimum 3 years of leadership experience.
- Proven performance (i.e. Performance Management Process, 360° feedback)
- International working experience with large projects- preferred in Rolling stock
- Has worked closely with or within Project core team roles relevant to A or B projects.
- Cross-functional experience either in Bids, Quality, Contracts & Legal, Procurement, Engineering or Operations

Job: Inspections
Primary Location: AU-Queensland
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
03.12.2018, 12:11:05 AM

Unposting Date
17.01.2019, 10:59:00 PM

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