Quality Manager - Northwest District


Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 169602 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Northwest District 

Department: Quality 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Quality Manager, you are responsible for successful development and implementation of the Project Quality Plan and procedures. You educate project personnel to ensure standards outlined in the Project Quality Plan are met and ensure the successful implementation of field quality inspection and testing plans, procedures, and documentation.

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 are not afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.


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. 


  • Listen to and take appropriate action on client’s expressed concerns and observations.
  • Provide open and honest communications to client representatives regarding the quality of work.
  • Research and answer questions of a technical nature. Assist in the interpretation of construction codes and standards.
  • Develop an understanding of project scope and quality requirements as they pertain to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Possess a working knowledge of the assigned discipline including all special processes, inspection/testing techniques, and applicable codes and standards as they apply to work. (i.e., ACI, AWS, ASSHTO, ASME, NEC, etc.)
  • Collaborate with operations in work pack development to identify the required inspections, tests, and documentation.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with project management to review the quality of work.
  • Communicate with operations team regarding quality issues and client concerns. 
  • Monitor and manage the costs of third-party inspection and testing firms and coordinate services with their management. Ensure the work is billed appropriately.
  • Review and approve quality documents for compliance with contract requirements. 
  • Schedule inspections and tests to support the project schedule and production goals.
  • Sets expectations and holds the quality team accountable for timely and accurate inspections to meet production schedule.
  • Provide training to supervision and crafts regarding the project specific quality process and requirements. Assist with new hire quality orientation.
  • Actively report and track nonconforming work within company approved tracking system. 
  • Coordinates source and receiving inspection of permanent materials and plant equipment for project requirements.
  • Reviews supplier-provided quality documents for compliance with contract requirements.
  • Train, mentor and supervise project quality inspection personnel and provide input on compensation.
  • Verify testing equipment is within calibration requirements. Maintain a log of all testing equipment and calibrations required for the work. 
  • Organize and manage quality records and store per corporate, district and project document management procedures.
  • Coordinate punch list walks with responsible supervision to assess final completion of the work. Monitor the process to verify all items are closed.
  • Perform quality audits or assessments of specific project quality processes and report the results.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed.
  • Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed.
  • Listen to other employee's and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation.
  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
  • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices. (i.e., back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens)
  • Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in safe manner.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as requested by supervisor.


  • Four-year engineering, science or technical college degree plus five years of experience in a related construction field (at least two of these years in a Quality position); or an associate degree in engineering technology or science plus eight years of experience in a related construction field (at least three of these years in a Quality position); or a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus ten years of experience in a related construction field (at least four of these years in a Quality position).  
  • Broad working knowledge of all trades, disciplines and associated special processes, inspection and testing techniques. 
  • Working knowledge of construction industry codes, standards, and jurisdictional requirements (ASSHTO, ACI, AWS, ASME, NEC, etc.) associated with the work. Certifications from AWS, API, ACI, ICBO, ASNT, NACE, etc. are advantageous.
  • Current AWS Certified Welding Inspector Cert is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed.

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: $90,000 - $115,000  (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: Seattle

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