Quality Assurance Inspector - Transportation Construction


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 172743 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Quality 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 


Position Overview

As a Quality Assurance Inspector, you will report directly to the Quality Manager, and will administer the Company Quality Plan. This position is on a full-time contract until 2026. In this role, you will be responsible for assuring that quality standards and procedures are disseminated and implemented throughout the company.  You will perform and report on internal quality system audits and assists in the overall administration of the internal audit program.

District Overview

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. We serve the construction and mining industries and operate in Eastern Canada. 


This position is based in Ottawa, ON.


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.


The Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Ensure the consistent application of ITPs across all work processes.
  • Work closely with Operations to inspect ongoing construction activities.
  • Validate work conformity at critical hold points using comprehensive checklists.
  • Monitor checklist usage to promote right-first-time practices within 48 hours.
  • Proactively identify non-conforming work or other quality-related issues.
  • Issue Corrective Reports (CRs) and Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) while actively participating in issue resolution.
  • Ensure proper material reception and storage, adhering to manufacturer recommendations.
  • Regularly review the ITP Inspection Notification Log to maintain accurate records.

In regards to Subcontractors, the Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Assume a quality assurance role in managing subcontractors.
  • Conduct periodic audits of subcontractor quality records to validate effectiveness.
  • Ensure subcontractors adhere to ITP requirements.
  • Confirm that subcontractors utilize checklists as specified in the contract.
  • Request appropriate testing frequency for compaction and concrete testing.
  • Ensure all relevant information is meticulously recorded during testing.

In regards to Suppliers, the Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for:

  • Work closely with suppliers to identify quality requirements.
  • Conduct Quality Kick-Off meetings with suppliers to explain project Quality Management.
  • Regularly audit suppliers to verify submission of required quality records.
  • Actively participate in weekly coordination meetings to resolve quality-related issues.
  • Ensure all quality issues are resolved before releasing the final payment to suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5+ years of related experience in Quality preferably within a heavy civil and industrial contractor and/or an engineering/quality consultancy.  
  • Experience in a project management type environment; specific experience in Kiewit-related projects such as mass transit, transportation, power, oil & gas, mining and heavy industrial would be an asset.
  • ASQ Audit certification is preferred.
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications required.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to quality, safety, ethics, and integrity.

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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


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.

Job Segment: Inspector, QA, Quality Assurance, Quality Control Inspector, Internal Audit, Quality, Technology, Finance