Northwest District - Quality Specialist - 2024


Anchorage, AK, US Honolulu, HI, US Hillsboro, OR, US Idaho Falls, ID, US Kodiak, AK, US Kahului, HI, US Everett, WA, US Poway, CA, US Tacoma, WA, US Portland, OR, US Redmond, WA, US Federal Way, WA, US Spokane, WA, US Bend, OR, US Wahiawa, HI, US Renton, WA, US Seattle, WA, US Kent, WA, US Lahaina, HI, US Boise, ID, US Vancouver, WA, US Kapolei, HI, US Wilsonville, OR, US

Requisition ID: 170176 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Northwest District 

Department: Quality 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As a Quality Specialist, you will report directly to the Quality Manager, and will administer the Project Quality Plan. In this role, you will be responsible for assuring that quality standards and procedures are disseminated and implemented on the project you are on.  
You will be responsible for coordinating, documenting and reporting quality control and quality assurance activities.  You may additionally 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.

Your specific job functions and areas of responsibility will be determined by the Project Quality Manager and communicated through initial performance expectation reviews.  To maximize your effectiveness, you must be able to develop a thorough understanding of the project scope and schedule as they relate to quality.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hardworking individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.



We have projects across the west coast including Alaska and Hawaii, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. Must be able to travel and relocate as business requires.



•    Maintain a high level of understanding of company standards and guidelines
•    Maintain Client Critique Schedules, Tracking and Trends
•    Provide update to employees on client critique results
•    Maintain Corrective Action Reports
•    Facilitate Root Cause Analysis 
•    Maintain a solid knowledge base of District Quality Manuals
•    Identify potential quality incidents before they arise
•    Participate in district standards meetings and provide input/feedback as it relates to quality assurance.
•    Understand requirements of ISO 9001 Standards.
•    Help in the planning of, and participates in, internal quality audits.  Conduct reviews of required documents and support materials, interviews staff, and administers online audit questions to assess compliance with documented procedures.
•    Provide administrative support for audits, other Quality Department programs and initiatives, and Monthly Operations Reviews.
•    Facilitate quality presentations 
•    Disseminate quality information in the office and on the intranet, send results to managers on a weekly basis, writing monthly articles for company newsletter, presenting information at department discipline meetings, etc.
•    Mentor Project Quality Specialist
•    Draft and maintain a Project Quality Plan for any given project including the Quality activities required on a project and associated metrics


•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed 
•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, welding technology or related field
•    Working knowledge of quality control procedures relating to construction activities is preferred
•    ASQ, CQM, CQA or CWI certified and inspection experience a plus
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments
•    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 objectives
•    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: $81,900 – $89,000 

(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: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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