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Quality Assurance Lead


Bangalore, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


  • The Quality Assurance Lead monitors, verifies and audits Procurement or Site Quality activities executed by a third party inspector in a vendor shop, Contractor’s offices or at field sites.  The QAS provides quality assurance and quality control technical expertise to assist the internal clients (manufacturing sites) to successfully implement the approved Quality Plan and control procedures to ensure that equipment and materials supplied to and installed at the job site meet all purchase order, specification and statutory requirements. 

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Assess contractor engineering, quality assurance and vendor surveillance programs to assure equipment and material associated with a capital project meets purchase specification requirements.
  • Responsible for providing consulting / review of contractor engineering and quality assurance work activities and to assess vendor inspection / surveillance resources and performance.
  • Review of mechanical specification and engineering Request for Quotation (RFQ) for quality assurance and inspection requirements.
  • Promote quality awareness throughout the project.
  • Monitor, investigate, identify and resolve project quality issues.
  • Issue, process and track project Non-conformance Reports and Corrective Action Reports written against the contractor’s quality program or processes. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of project Surveillance Plan and procedures.
  • Review and comment on the contractor’s quality program and control procedures submitted in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Review contractor’s quality organization and methods for selection of qualified inspection personnel.
  • Perform scheduled periodic assessments and verifications of the contractor's activities in order to evaluate and monitor implementation of contractor’s quality management systems.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the contractor’s proposals for utilizing unknown suppliers or sub-suppliers and determine the need for shop surveys.
  • Participate in bid slate development for capital projects by providing vendor intelligence to project team.
  • Review contractor’s quality audit schedule, monitor its implementation, and participate in selected audits.
  • Review selected inspection assignment packages developed by the contractor for content and completeness.
  • Attend selected pre-award and pre-inspection meetings with suppliers.
  • Review Quality Plan (Inspection and Test Plan) and quality related procedures from suppliers/sub-suppliers of critical equipment / material.
  • Monitor contractor’s process for ensuring suppliers are passing down project quality requirements to sub-suppliers.
  • Review and approve contractor's source inspector selection
  • Ensure contractor is performing quality reporting per the contract.
  • Review contractor inspection / surveillance reports - provide feedback as necessary to assure compliance with purchase specification requirements.  Assess the Contractor’s performance in handling nonconforming items and corrective actions against its approved procedures.
  • Prepare regular reports to the Project Manager and the Quality Manager.



  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or a related technical field is required
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Quality Management and quality activities in Engineering, Construction, Commissioning or Start-up activities of various facilities in the Oil and Gas Industry is required
  • Worldwide experience with Contractors and Suppliers involved in production facilities projects is required
  • Working knowledge of ASME, API, ANSI and other industry standards is required
  • Extensive knowledge of welding processes, non-destructive procedures/testing, shop and field fabrication experience, is required.
  • Formal technical, quality assurance and auditor/assessor training is required.
  • Experience working in client role on major projects is preferred
  • Must be proficient in common PC software (MS Word, MS Excel, etc)
  • Read, write and speak fluent English with strong management, leadership and communication skills
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate both domestically and internationally to support business needs. 


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