Scientific Services Quality Manager

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Quality Manager, Water, Water treatment, Semi State.

Here in Hays Recruitment, we are currently recruiting for a Scientific Services Quality Manager to join their client, a leading semi-state organisation. This is a full time, permanent position. This role is also hybrid reporting to the companies Limerick site.

Your new company
This organisation is Ireland’s national regulated water utility and is responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland. their mission is to ensure their customers receive a clean, safe and reliable supply of drinking water and have their wastewater collected and safely returned to the environment. We will protect the health and well-being of the people of Ireland, protect the environment in all their activities and support Ireland’s social and economic growth through appropriate investment in water services

Your new role

The Scientific Services functional area is responsible for the national provision of operational support services to include sampling and laboratory analytics, ensuring that activities are performed in accordance with regulatory obligations to protect public health and the environment.

The Scientific Services Quality Team will develop, communicate and manage the Laboratory Quality Management Systems. They will oversee technical audits of the Scientific Services team and transportation logistics provider(s) to ensure customer focus and compliance with standards operating to specific ISO standards and legislation. They will provide direction and leadership in specialist process optimisation and continuous improvement methodologies across scientific services. The teams are required to work weekly shift patterns including covering ‘skeleton staff’ schedule at weekends, as required.

Reporting directly to the Scientific Services Manager, the Scientific Services Quality Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining accreditation of the Scientific Services teams overseeing the audit and quality activities

Responsible for designing and delivering technical audits of the Scientific Services teams and transportation logistics provider(s) to ensure customer focus and compliance with ISO 17025, ISO 17020, ISO 5667 sampling and analysis standards and adherence to relevant legislation to ensure the maintenance of accreditation

  • Responsible for managing the quality manual and associated SOPs, supporting documentation and templates, and monitoring the quality management system
  • Responsible for the development of test validation and verification methodologies and for executing programmes to deliver test validation.
  • Responsible for managing the audit plan and schedule
  • Determine Audit/ QA activities with input from accreditation bodies and ensure implementation by the Scientific Services teams
*This role is not exhaustive

What you'll need to succeed
Third level degree (level 8 or higher) in Science, Environmental or related discipline
• Chartered status with scientific discipline preferred
• Significant direct relevant experience
• Knowledge of current analytical best practices and procedures within Scientific Services
• Skilled technical auditor with experience carrying out audits against ISO 17025 and other relevant requirements
• In depth knowledge of the requirements of ISO 17025 and relevant standards with respect to the operation of drinking and wastewater testing
• Experience managing staff with a proven track record of delivering results through direction, empowerment and motivation of team members
• In depth knowledge of the application of the current legislation, standards, processes and procedures relevant to scientific services
• Capable of building a high performing team and of developing people to realise their full potential and achieve results through effective coaching, delegation and support
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Effective communication skills, to engage with a broad range of internal stakeholders, customers and front-line employees
• Experience / understanding of working within a strong health & safety culture
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to make decisions based on analysis of information within a very fast paced, customer focused environment
• Full clean driving license
• IT and computing skills i.e., ability to create and interpret spreadsheets and databases
• Strong knowledge of the water industry preferred
• Experience in achieving accreditation for Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001)
• Knowledge and understanding of scientific, sampling and laboratory analytical procedures, methodologies and practices

What you'll get in return
Competitive salary and benefits
Experience working in a leading semi-state organisation.

What you need to do now
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Talk to Michaela Murray, the specialist consultant managing this position

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