Nuclear Quality Manager-Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Idaho Falls, ID, US Lenexa, KS, US Oak Ridge, TN, US Soda Springs, ID, US Albuquerque, NM, US Aiken, SC, US Boise, ID, US

Requisition ID: 172741 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Quality 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Located at the project location, the Project Quality Manager (PQM) is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a contract-specific Project Quality Plan (PQP) and all other quality related functions necessary to deliver the project fully compliant with the contract documents. The PQM is a member of the project management team, and therefore must be able to work with minimal supervision, interact professionally with the project team and client personnel, have excellent written / verbal communication and conflict resolution skills, manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively, have a Continuous Improvement (CI) and Total Quality Management (TQM) mentality, and takes the lead role in managing quality on the project. 

The PQM is the chief quality representative on the project and has full stop work authority for matters related to quality. The PQM is the head of the project quality department and is responsible for managing all other salaried and hourly quality personnel on the project. 

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available.
We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, industrial, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.
On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction.


Idaho Falls, ID. & Aiken, SC


Manage the development and implementation, of a contract-specific Project Quality Plan (PQP)

Review and approve subcontractor quality plans to ensure compliance with contractual requirements

Ensure quality staff is adequately assigned, trained, and qualified to execute the PQP and that all project staff has access to the appropriate quality resources

Responsible for the implementation and oversight of a Nuclear Quality Assurance Program in a construction environment, to include, but not limited to, issues management, nonconformance reporting, subcontractor oversight, internal assessments/audits, causal analysis, commercial grade dedication, inspections, procurement oversight, and commissioning and turnover. 

Lead and mentor junior QA/QC personnel to ensure the correct behaviors are developed and reinforced. 

Maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with the Client team while understanding their requirements and expectations while continuing to reinforce a nuclear safety culture.

Interpret quality standards and regulatory requirements and define implementation strategies. 
Collaborate closely with district quality management to ensure consistent implementation across the company. 

Coordinate and perform causal analysis investigations on project-related issues.

Coordinate and perform QA audits and assessments on the QMS, PQP, subcontractor quality plans, and other processes / procedures (which may include other business unit functions). Document findings and assign / implement effective Corrective Actions

Analyze findings to identify trends that could be potential risks to the project. Work with the project management team to develop and implement mitigation strategies to remove or reduce those risks

Promote Continuous Improvement and the timely reporting of all conditions that affect the project

Be actively engaged in operation planning sessions, providing input from a Quality standpoint and ensuring that Inspection and Test Plans (ITP) are developed for all operations

Ensure that all Quality documentation required for project turnover is completed, compliant with contractual requirements, and stored in an organized manner

Routinely speak and /or present at meetings to promote quality goals / objectives and to discuss issues

Perform routine performance reviews with all project Quality staff

May perform other duties as assigned

The Project is currently working 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. 


A four-year degree, preferred in engineering, science, or technical college degree plus five (10) years of nuclear quality experience in a Department of Energy (DOE) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) environment. or


An associate degree in engineering technology or science plus ten (15) years of experience in a related construction and/or engineering field with at least five (5) of these years in a Nuclear Quality position or;


A high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus fifteen (20) years of experience in a related construction field and/or engineering with at least ten (10) of these years in a Nuclear Quality position.


A thorough knowledge, understanding, and experience implementing a  Nuclear Quality Management Systems (QMS), the Nuclear market, and the EPC contractual model (typical scopes, schedules, and contractual requirements) in order to develop and implement the project-specific quality program

A broad working knowledge of the trades, disciplines, associated special processes, inspection and testing techniques. Nuclear construction  codes, standards, and jurisdictional requirements (ACI, AWS, ASME, ASTM, EPRI, NRC, DOE , etc.) associated with the Nuclear market

Self-starter with organizational, managerial, and leadership skills. Must be able to manage teams up to 20 personnel, have effective organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.

Strong verbal and technical writing skills. Must be able to communicate to large groups of craft personnel as well as management and client teams

NQA-1 qualified lead auditor or the ability to qualify within 1 year highly desirable.

Experience performing and managing the commercial grade dedication process. 

ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) or similar certification is recommended. 

Additional certifications from AWS, ACI, ASNT, ASQ, NACE, etc. are advantageous

Current or previous experience in Nondestructive Testing is recommended.

Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments

Ability to relocate to project locations as required

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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.

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