QA Engineer

Published: August 9, 2019
£300 - £320 per day (DOE)
Start Date


Abatec is pleased to be working with one of the country's most prolific civil engineering companies to recruit a freelance engineer who can specialise in QA. The project in question is extremely unique, very interesting and is programmed to last 15 months. Located in the Bristol area the successful candidate will benefit from a long-term opportunity and will be able to put their stamp on a nationally recognised, major civil engineering project.

This role will be based in the Segment Factory at the Royal Portbury Docks and is related to the tunnelling and marine contract for Hinkley Point C in Somerset. This is the first factory in the country to ever produce nuclear qualified tunnel lining segments (38,000 segments!)

For further information on this project please get in touch.

As QA Engineer you will:

  • Carry out quality checks on concrete segment’s including cover surveys, concrete inspections and inspections of steel cages
  • Compile check sheets for inspections and calibration of equipment
  • Manage the segment data system (SDS) making sure all segment data is captured correctly
  • Ensure all materials and resources are available to the factory allowing efficient segment production
  • Produce RAMS and carry out briefings for additional works in the factory
  • Carry out daily reinforcement scans of segments
  • Review of quality reports

Abatec's client is looking for someone who:

  • Has strong communication skills
  • Has a degree or similar qualification relevant to the civil engineering industry
  • Has experience working with reinforced concrete
  • Has strong quality assurance experience


  • Highly competitive rates (£300 – 320 per day dependant on experience)
  • Long term contract
  • 25% uplift for any nightshifts worked

If you would like more information, or to apply for this vacancy, please contact Ben Knight on 01934 635 025. The reference for this vacancy is 129183. Alternatively, you can email your current CV (in MS Word format) to

We are always looking for candidates for similar positions, so please register your details with us to hear about similar opportunities that you may be interested in.

Abatec Ltd. is working as an employment business on behalf of a client.




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