Construction Quality Specialist 1


Denver, CO, US Atlanta, GA, US Houston, TX, US Irvine, CA, US Lenexa, KS, US Seattle, WA, US New York, NY, US

Requisition ID: 172211 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Quality 

Department: Quality 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Quality Specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating, documenting, and reporting quality control and quality assurance activities.  May be responsible for witnessing and performing quality control inspections and tests and for providing required documentation for the assigned areas or disciplines on a project.

District Overview

Kiewit provides engineering, procurement, installation, and construction projects for multiple industries. It is Kiewit's policy to meet project requirements as defined by the project contract documents and to adhere to corporate quality objectives. Kiewit's principal quality objectives include: (1) meeting clients’ expectations; and (2) eliminating rework in the services provided to our clients (i.e., construction, design, and other services).Kiewit monitors its performance against these objectives and continually strives for improved quality performance.


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets, and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Develop an understanding of project scope, quality requirements and quality plan related to area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate with operations and schedule inspections and tests in support of the project schedule and production goals.
  • Listen to and take appropriate action on the client’s expressed concerns and observations.
  • Provide open and honest communications to client representatives regarding the quality of work.
  • Collaborate with operations in work pack development to identify required inspections, tests, and documentation.
  • Review work pack to determine readiness for pre-activity meetings and construction execution.
  • Coordinate source and receiving inspection of permanent materials and plant equipment for project requirements.
  • Review supplier-provided quality documents for compliance with contract requirements.
  • Monitor and manage costs of third-party inspection and testing firms.  Alert management to trends.  Actively involved in forecasting costs.
  • Perform inspections and tests at the required frequency in the assigned area as directed by the supervisor.
  • Prepare inspection/test reports and maintain quality files related to the area of responsibility.
  • Review and approve inspection and test results for compliance with applicable contract documents, codes, and standards.
  • Communicate test results to the project team with accurate and complete documentation.
  • This is a field or shop position.


  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, welding technology or related field, with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of quality control procedures relating to construction activities is preferred.
  • ASQ, CQM, CQA or CWI certified and inspection experience a plus.
  • Having a working knowledge of the trades, disciplines and associated special processes, inspection, and testing techniques for the work they are assigned to on the project is preferred.     
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.
  •  Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objective.
  •  Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail. 


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•     May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $77,000/yr - $90,000/yr

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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