SMETA Lead Auditor

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Certification Auditors and Lead Auditors perform audits per Bureau Veritas Certification Management System requirements, requirements of the applicable standards, including APSCA and Oversight Body requirements. The auditor is responsible to make relevant decisions concerning the audit process and to inform Bureau Veritas Certification as required to resolve issues both within and outside the audit process. The auditor is responsible to collect and analyze sufficient objective evidence to provide a recommendation for certification. Lead Auditors have authority for the control and performance of the audit activities, including audit planning and report writing and the management of other members of audit teams. This role will be responsible for the audit report completion and submission of files to POV, as well as the management and close-out of Nonconformities identified during the conduct of the third party audit. Additional responsibilities may include liaising with the relevant departments (including Schedulers and Account Managers) as well as completion of Technical file review and Internal Witness audits (as applicable). The Third Party Certification SMETA Auditor shall maintain proper credentials/qualifications and attend required training, as needed, to ensure continual and systemic improvement.


Ø Audit Report Completion and submission

Ø Manage and close-out NCs identified during Audit activities

Ø Professional interface with clients, audit team members and BV Back Office as needed

Ø Management and oversight of Audit activities and distribution of workload to Team


Ø Update Workflows and Databases, as appropriate

Ø Identify process efficiencies to optimize workflow and improve First Time Through rate Ø Audit Plan submission within defined KPIs Ø Audit activity completion as per Work order Ø Audit report submission within defined KPIs Ø Technical File Review defect responses completed in a timely manner Ø Maintenance of Auditor credentials/qualifications Ø Contribute to improving First Time Through



Ø Degree or equivalent

Ø Registered in the APSCA database as CSCA Auditor

Ø Have satisfactorily completed a recognized Lead Auditor training course in Occupational

Health & Safety, Environmental and Social Accountability / CSR management Systems.

The course(s) must include an examination, which must be passed to evidence

satisfactory completion.

Ø Have competent working knowledge of recognized Occupational Health & Safety,

Environmental and Social Accountability / CSR Management System auditing standards

and procedures.

Ø 3-10 years of industry experience

Ø Have had performed at least 30 man-days of audits on SMETA, SA 8000 or ETI base

code in last 12 months.

Ø (As required for Social Accountability standards) maintenance of CPD requirements Ø Communication, presentation skills Ø Project management Ø People management Ø General IT skills Ø Good command of English (spoken and written)



A level of performance that meets or exceeds expectations, that is a combination of:

Ø The capacity of delivering sustained results over time

Ø A sustained track record of being a role model for BV Absolutes & Values

Ø A self-awareness of strengths, development needs and performance


A level of potential which is a combination of:

Ø Ambition

Ø Learning agility

Ø Resilience Ø Performance Reviews Ø Witness Audits Ø E-Learning platform/External Training Ø BVC departmental feedback Ø Auditor peer and Program Manager feedback

Ø Manages through ambiguity Ø Sees the big picture

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