Supplier Quality Manager


Lenexa, KS, US Kansas City, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171327 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Quality 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations.  ENR recently ranked us as #1 in several markets out of 400 GC's in North America.  We work in a variety of markets including oil and gas/petrochemical, transportation, all power markets, building, water/wastewater, industrial and mining.  We offer an experience that no other employer can match.  We hire the best people to work on some of the most important (and largest) projects in North America in our industries.  Our clients come to us because of our safety, and quality focus and our ability to deliver. We are adding a Supplier Quality Manager to our team to support various market areas.  In this role, you will be responsible for executing Project Supplier Quality requirements on various projects around the country, as per the Clients requirements.  You will be the key point of contact for suppliers with regard to product quality, for your projects, and will be the liaison with supplier fabrication sites, project teams, engineering, procurement teams.  

This is an office-based position, but there will be a requirement for the individual to travel up to 40% of this time both domestic and international as needed. 

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations. 


This position will sit at the District Home Office in Lenexa, KS.  We do offer relocation assistance.  


  • Create and manage a project specific supplier quality plan for assigned projects
  • Review and approve project specific supplier quality and manufacturing documents including Quality plans, ITP, WPS/PQR, WPQ, Weld maps, MTRs, coating procedures etc. against codes, standards, and technical specifications.
  • Review and approval of supplier manufacturing records
  • Review and approve Supplier deviation requests / disposition technical queries related to Quality
  • Preparation of Project Specific Documents such as Project Quality Master Inspection Test Plans, estimates, forecasts, checklists, etc.
  • Coordinate with Supplier, Customer & TPI for witness and hold inspection points per project ITPs 
  • Act as the lead supplier quality representative on assigned projects and be the supplier quality liaison with the client and the project management team. 
  • Inspect or support assigned inspectors to ensure pressure vessels, equipment, piping, structural fabrications, and equipment are to code and project requirements
  • Manage assigned budget, inspectors, engineers, coordinator’s and 3rd party resources. Maintain an accurate forecast. 
  • Ensure Client Quality requirements are met as set forth in Client Specifications
  • Educate project management, engineering, and construction teams on the supplier quality program. 
  • Interface with Clients, Project Management and other teams as needed. 
  • Track, manage and resolve supplier nonconformities & quality issues. 
  • Perform Supplier Audits
  • Ensure alignment of inspection and expediting activities
  • Undertake training and maintain certifications as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Quality, or similar technical discipline AND 7 years of related Supplier Quality Management industry experience OR Associates Degree AND 10 years of related SQM experience. 
  • Prefer strong technical competency in piping, pressure vessel, and structural welding
  • Must have experience working with medium to heavy manufacturing facilities in the areas of machining, welding, and assembly processes
  • Experience in one or more of the following is required:  oil/gas/chemical, power generation, water/wastewater processing, or manufacturing performing Supplier Quality functions, is required
  • Ability to review project and customer technical specifications and incorporate the requirements into Project Quality Plans and ITP’s
  • Ability to read and understand fabrication drawings for pressure vessels, piping, structural fabrications, etc.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards such as NACE, ASME, AWS, ISO etc. 
  • Knowledge of the design and fabrication requirements of equipment used in power and oil & gas industry highly desired
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time around North America


Desired skills

  • Quality Auditing
  • ISO 9001:2015 experience
  • CWI, CSWIP, NACE CIP Level 2 or similar certification

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.


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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