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Quality Manager

J. Murphy && Sons Ltd




Posted: 10/07/2024

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Recently named as one of the 'Best Big Companies to Work For’ by Best Companies, J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy) is a leading international, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 with a purpose to improve life by delivering world-class infrastructure.
Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation; natural resources; power and water. Headquartered in London, Murphy has a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. Murphy is a specialist in delivering pipelines, design, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and has a substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.
Murphy employs around 3,600 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, they work as ‘One Murphy’ - directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success. 


Quality Manager – North West

Due to our expansion, we are very pleased to offer an exciting full-time opportunity to champion world-class quality on our new United Utilities Enterprise Partnership in the North West, UK.  

As a senior lead, you will support the delivery team to instil the desired quality culture to achieve ‘Right First Time Every Time’ outcomes, provide confidence (to internal and external stakeholders) we are compliant and help everyone to live our value of continually improve.

You will be welcomed into our wider team where everyone matters and is committed to: One Family, One Team, One Murphy. Together, we are making Murphy a great place to work where everyone feels secure and comfortable to be themselves. We ensure everyone thrives in a great team dedicated to delivering engineering excellence. Our inclusive team culture recognises and rewards performance and proactively encourages personal development and career progression.

What you will be doing

Establishing and implementing a quality strategy for the Framework (aligned to our Murphy Integrated Management System)
Proactively driving the effective deployment of the Quality Management System including integration of best practice and innovative approaches for continual improvement
Ensuring suitable mechanisms are established and deployed to progressively check and assure compliance; actively participating in checking activities (relevant to your technical competence)
Supporting the achievement of ‘Fit to Finish’ (handover / completion) working collaboratively with others to enable effective close out of projects.
Conducting regular inspections of sites and workplaces to determine whether work is being carried out in accordance with Company Policy, Procedures, and other stated requirements.
Maintaining responsibility for the audit programme of the Framework and supporting attainment of third-party certification
Establishing and deploying mechanisms to track / monitor / report quality management performance and identify improvement focus areas
Championing quality improvement activities such as application of quality improvement tools, facilitating workshops, and investigation of quality incidents
Championing and supporting activities including training / coaching / mentoring to instil the knowledge, skills, and mind sets to positively influence behaviours and embed a world-class quality culture  

Who we are looking for

Proven experience within a Quality managerial role
Demonstrable site-based experience within civil engineering or construction is essential
Experience within water industry would be beneficial
Relevant Quality Membership (MCQI) is desirable
Internal or Lead Auditor qualified
Solid understanding of the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard
MS package knowledge (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word, Visio, MS Project)
Full UK Driving Licence  

About the Framework
The investment for (Apply online only) is United Utilities biggest ever environmental programme to deliver cleaner rivers and more reliable water supplies. Delivering circa £3bn of major infrastructure and non-infrastructure programmes, the work will include upgrades to wastewater treatment works and reducing spills from storm overflows.

About Murphy

Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities. 
Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.
What you’ll get in return

Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
Above market rate contributory pension scheme
Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, cycle to work scheme etc
As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today.

If you are unable to apply via the usual process, please contact Isobel Town on (phone number removed) or Email: (url removed) to discuss in more detail.  

J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK

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