Site Compliance Lead - Pendine

Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Pendine, Wales, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose

Co-ordinate and drive the robust and effective delivery of 1st Line Assurance and compliance to corporate operating framework policies and procedures using our extant governance toolset. To provide site based leadership, ensuring continued accreditation to ISO standards, including wherever applicable 9001, 14001, 17025, 45001 and 50001 standards. This role is responsible for building and maintain a strong working relationship with second and third Line Assurers.

Key Accountabilities

1.    Responsible to the Head of Site for ensuring all site data is maintained within the corporate governance systems (eg CAT, Predict and Security Systems) to demonstrate and evidence compliance with regulatory requirements, Operating Framework policies and procedures and ISO standards as applicable. 
2.    Responsible for stakeholder engagement to ensure that internal and external evaluations are planned and delivered within scope. 
3.    Drive a culture of continuous improvement, supporting activities for the site, by empowering individuals to evaluate, propose and implement improvements. 
4.    Liaise with Subject Matter Experts to ensure ongoing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
5.    Provision of support to CAT action owners to enable correct and timely completion of those actions
6.    Organise and lead Management Action Planning meetings to promote effective closure of nonconformities identified during audits and investigations.
7.    Monitor and support the site in the maintenance of local documentation to ensure compliance and review at the required frequency.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

•    Have a wide understanding of Compliance and Assurance.
•    Knowledge with a understanding of relevant standards and processes (e.g. ISO standards 9001, 14001, 17025, 45001 and 50001)
•    Strong diplomacy and negotiation skills and ability to influence without authority.
•    An analytical mind-set with excellent organizational skills and time management.
•    Ability to develop plans and measure performance to drive a high performing continuous improvement culture.
•    Current driving licence.
•    Knowledge of Risk Management Systems
•    Knowledge of how to use CAT to capture and manage evaluations and actions
•    Knowledge of the Predict! risk management tool and risk management processes
•    Knowledge of QinetiQ safety and governance processes


Experience & Qualifications

•    Proven track record in similar role.
•    Experience in an operations, technical or engineering subject.
•    Ability to encourage collaboration between groups and individual team members.
•    Have demonstrable knowledge of compliance standards, processes and tools.
•    Experience of interacting with a range of external and internal stakeholders 
•    Experience in employment using analytical, conceptual and organisational skills.
•    Demonstrable evidence of leading teams and running simultaneous programmes or work streams.
•    Demonstrable high level of IT competency including the ability to learn new systems and packages as required
•    Experience in conducting internal compliance activities
•    Experience in managing safety processes
•    Desirable – NEBOSH qualification
•    Desirable – Qualified Lead Risk Assessor


Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.