Construction Quality Auditor

Location: Cork

The Quality Auditor position plays a crucial role in the implementation of the Project Quality Plan and the Company Quality Management System.  They Quality Auditor ensures that projects adhere to established company quality and project standards and regulatory requirements (BC(A)R).

This position involves monitoring and evaluating construction processes, materials, and workmanship to guarantee the delivery of high-quality projects. The Quality Auditor also has responsibility for assisting with off-site inspections, and supplier audits as projects require.

Key responsibilities
•    Site safety is paramount, participation in the site safety program is vital, as is being a safety leader on site and leading by example.

Quality Assurance:
•    Under the direction of the Quality Manager, develop and implement quality assurance procedures and policies.
•    Conduct inspections and audits of construction sites per the agreed audit schedule, ensuring compliance with industry standards, companystandards and project specifications.
•    Collaborate with site quality leads, project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to implement quality control processes.

Documentation and Reporting
•    Using the platforms specified, maintain detailed records of quality inspections and audits.
•    Prepare comprehensive reports highlighting findings, deviations, and recommended corrective actions.
•    Document and communicate quality-related issues to relevant project team members.

•    Stay informed about relevant industry regulations, codes, and standards, particularly BC(A)R.
•    Ensure that construction activities adhere to legal requirements and safety standards.
•    Collaborate with regulatory bodies and third-party quality assurance organizations as needed.

Training and Guidance:
•    As part of the Quality Department Curriculum, provide training to construction personnel on quality standards and best practices.
•    Offer guidance to project teams on implementing corrective and preventive actions.
•    Foster a culture of quality consciousness within the organization.

Continuous Improvement:
•    Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency in quality management.
•    Propose and implement approved corrective and preventive actions to address recurring issues.
•    Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented quality measures.

•    Support the Quality Department in achieving department goals.
•    Support the Quality Champions and Leads.
•    Work closely with project managers, engineers, architects, and subcontractors to address quality-related issues.
•    Collaborate with other departments, such as safety and environmental teams, to ensure integrated project quality management.

Risk Management:
•    Identify potential risks to quality early in the construction process.
•    Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies related to quality control.
•    Contribute to the development of contingency plans for quality-related issues.

Specific Requirements
•    Trade or engineering background.
•    Minimum 15 years’ experience.
•    Previous experience in construction quality assurance or a similar role.
•    Knowledge of relevant construction codes, standards, and regulations (BC(A)R).
•    Certification in Internal Auditing.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.
•    Must be comfortable working at height. (MEWP, Scaffolds, Roof work).
•    Must be familiar with carrying out site inspections of multiple work elements (e.g., roofing, flooring, concrete, earthworks, finishes, and/or mechanical and electrical works).
•    Experience conducting client handover walks. 

It is expected that this role will be at least 50% site based, at various locations, with the remaining time office based in Dundrum or one of our regional offices.  Travel outside of the Greater Dublin Area and/or the auditor’s immediate geographical location will be required, but ordinarily will be of short duration.

Competitive Salary, Company Vehicle or Travel Allowance, Company Laptop, Company phone, Pension, Life insurance, Income Protection, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Access to Lifestyle Benefits (such as, Bike to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Sports & Social Club) and many more.
We fully embrace the right of all employees to work in an environment that ensures equal opportunity and treatment with dignity and respect.