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Supplier Quality Surveillance Inspector (SQS) - Kiewit Supply Network


Lenexa, KS, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 163039 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Quality 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Based in a corporate or district office, the Supplier Quality Surveillance Inspector supports Procurement in the implementation and execution of Procurement Supplier Quality Inspections and Audits.  The primary responsibility of the Supplier Quality Surveillance Inspector is to perform QA/QC shop inspections to ensure critical materials and engineered equipment purchased meet or exceed our customer’s and contract quality and workmanship expectations. The Supplier Quality Surveillance Inspector may also assist in ensuring the subcontracts or corporate agreements for goods and services meet Kiewit procurement quality standards and customer expectations.


This position will require up to 85% travel - must have the ability to travel outside of the US

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. 


  • Have a working understanding of Kiewit electrical equipment related to fabrication, testing, and functionality.
  • Be able to read and understand equipment specifications, drawings, provide feedback in regard to recommended testing and inspections
  • Report to management and Project personnel about manufacturing problems, and assist in identifying and correcting these problems.
  • Communicate inspection results, both verbally and written, and recommend necessary corrective actions.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Procurement quality procedures, documents, and reporting structures. 
  • Assist Kiewit Procurement in Supplier/Subcontractor prequalification by providing input on the fabricator’s quality programmed by performing supplier assessments.
  • Provide support to Districts and projects in overseeing fabricator and subcontractor quality as needed.
  • Review Supplier/Subcontractor NCR’s and assist in developing corrective action plans. Coordinate with Quality Managers to approve final disposition and sign-off of NCR’s.
  • Provide input to Kiewit Procurement in rating the overall quality performance of suppliers and subcontractors. 
  • Highly skilled and experienced in written and verbal communications to include leading pre-fabrication meetings, creating pre-fabrication checklists, writing inspection reports.


  • Four-year (4) engineering, science, or technical college or university degree plus 4 years of Supplier quality experience OR an Associate degree in engineering technology or science plus at least five (5) years of Supplier Quality experience.
  • NACE Level I, II, or III preferred
  • Must have a broad working knowledge of all design/craft disciplines and plant equipment/materials associated with Energy and Industrial projects and must be familiar with their associated special processes, inspection, and testing techniques.
  • Must be familiar with industrial procurement and vendor surveillance procedures as well as working knowledge of construction industry codes and standards related to the manufacture and testing of electrical components/systems such as IEEE, NEC, NACE, etc.).
    • Be detail-oriented,
    • Flexible and highly motivated,
    • Have a strong work ethic and professional demeanor,
    • Effective time management and organizational skills,
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately,
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and
    • Must be a team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals, and objectives.

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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