Interview with Expert Quality Engineer – Tanveer Nishat

When we refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs as a quality engineer is expected to grow by 10% between 2016 and 2026. In fact, this projection represents a slightly higher rate of growth than the average for all careers. But, the career holds great long-term potential in the future.
However, your potential in the field is dependent on maintaining your profile.

Today we’re going to walk you through with one of the top-quality engineers and domain experts – Mr. Tanveer Nishat. Let us begin by knowing more about him.

Tell our Readers, Something About yourself.

Myself Tanveer Nishat, a Chartered Engineer, currently working as QHSE Manager in a Korean company named – Doosan. I am having more than 10 years of vast and specialized experience in the energy sector and active in the field of power generation.

Earlier, I was positioned as a Quality Engineer (QA-QC). I used to look at QA-QC & HSE engineering activities in the major power plants in KSA during the shutdowns. Also, I frequently audit the processes at Shoaiba Power Plant (5,600 MW), Rabigh Power Plant 1& 2 (1,560 MW)&(2,800 MW).

I’m also a registered member of the –

  • First, the Saudi Council of Engineers
  • Second, Engineering New Zealand
  • Third, the Institution of Engineers (I)
  • Lastly, Chartered Engineer

What are the job responsibilities of a Quality Engineer?

As a quality engineer, you must ensure that engineering and manufacturing/service processes are performed correctly using the right tools, materials, and processes.

  • Firstly, the job involves designing the company’s quality standards and testing processes against those criteria.
  • Secondly, you will be responsible for testing systems and procedures to ensure they meet technical standards.
  • Thirdly, you will be responsible for identifying technical issues and getting to the root of the problem.
  • Also, you will be responsible to proactively recommend solutions to improve product/service durability and overall performance.

What are the career opportunities for people who want to Quality management?

You may get hired as QA Engineer, QC Engineer, QA/QC Manager, QA/QC Supervisor, QC Inspector, QHSE Manager, General Manager etc.

Why did you pursue a career in Quality Management?

In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, where every professional works hard and strives to be the best. Further, standing out from the crowd and leaving the mark on the world is harder than ever before. QMS is the best career to opt for. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of Quality Management, with its near-universal applicability, and tremendous scope for professional development, I have chosen this field.

What do you think are the keys to your professional success?

Vision without action is a daydream. No matter how big your plans and dreams, they’ll never become reality until you act on them. I had a strong vision to achieve my pre-set objectives and targets. Apart from that 4Cs are the main key to my success. 4 Cs: Clarity, Commitment, Confidence, and Competence. Here they are in a little more detail – Clarity of purpose and direction, sincere commitment to taking personal responsibility of life and career, Unshakeable self-confidence and competence in four key areas — Creating positive personal impact, outstanding performance, Dynamic communication, Relationship building.

What are some things you do to keep you interested, updated and inspired?

There’s a famous saying – You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.

When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability. My job profile and services I am giving to the customer are the main things that kept me motivated, interested and inspires. The success or failure of a business has come to depend on the quality processes in place. Quality is a major part of any business, and businesses that cannot ensure quality in their products/services would quickly lose credibility and consumer trust, ultimately resulting in plummeting sales. Customers want to know that their hard-earned money is being spent on something that is worth the price and not something that is of poor quality, much less defective. A sound Quality management implementation ensures that a company provides services that are not only up to the mark of the customers but exceed customer expectations.

What’s your favorite part about what you do?

I love to work with the implementation of the Quality Management System as well as frequent monitoring to ensure higher customer loyalty. Therefore, resulting in better business, which in turn ensures increased cash flow and satisfied employees, and the positive cycle continues, making the organization a better place to work.

What will be your advice for people who want to join this field?

Once you have completed your degree and built the necessary traits, begin to look for jobs to start off your professional career. If you want to opt for Quality Management, the initial step to success is understanding quality management as a discipline and what it has to offer. Quality management is a broad spectrum that covers topics like – TQM, Six Sigma, which has levels of mastery like Champion, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt and so on. So you must start working on understanding the core concepts with training and certification.

What do you love about this industry?

The energy sector is one of the most dynamic in the world, with innovation and technological advances ensuring there’s never a dull moment. The rapid evolution of this industry means you’re always learning and growing. The fast-paced, constantly evolving nature of the industry means that those who work in it must keep pace with developments and changing consumer patterns. Moreover, you’re constantly learning and adapting to industry developments and changes in customer behavior.

What do you see yourself doing in five or ten years’ time?

One of the things that drew me to this sector is the opportunity to wear many hats. I’m excited to work in some major projects in the renewable energy or nuclear energy sector.

What do you think is the “next big thing” in this industry?

Renewable Energy is the next big thing in this industry. Renewable power is booming, as innovation brings down costs and starts to deliver on the promise of a clean energy future. Everywhere solar and wind generation are breaking records and being integrated into the national electricity grid without compromising reliability.

What are the online courses/certifications which you would like to suggest?

  • Certified TQM Professional by Vskills
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by Vskills
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt by Vskills
  • Leadership related courses
  • Certified Kaizen Professional
  • Certified Service Quality Manager
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional
  • Certified Lean Manufacturing Professional

How did you find the Vskills TQM Certification exam?

The Vskills TQM Certification course, as well as the exam, is excellent and magnificent. Of course, I would like to recommend the quality management system courses & certifications to all my relevant colleagues, peers and everyone. The study materials, the presentation and all the topics covered were conversant. And above all, the customer service is so good. The staffs and representatives were helpful and cooperative. And this is the most important thing which matters to me and everyone. Customer Satisfaction !!