Quality Specialist - Eastern Canada


Toronto, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 168301 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Quality 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As a Quality Coordinator, you will report directly to the Quality Manager, and will administer the Company Quality Plan.  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. They serve the construction and mining industries and operate in Eastern Canada. 


Kiewit's Eastern Canada District has several projects from Atlantic Canada to Quebec and Ontario and into Northern Canada, including in major metropolitan areas such as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston among others. 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. 


  • 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 participate in, internal quality audits. 
  • Conduct reviews of required documents and support materials, interview staff, and administer 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, write monthly articles for company newsletter, present information at department discipline meetings, etc.
  • Mentor other Project Quality Coordinators as required.
  • Draft and maintain a Project Quality Plan for any given project including the Quality activities required on a project and associated metrics.
  • In regards to Suppliers, the Quality Coordinator is responsible for:
    • Collaborating with the supplier to identify Quality requirements.
    • Performing Quality Kick-Off meetings with the supplier to explain project Quality Management.
    • Auditing the supplier to determine if required Quality records submitted.
    • Participating in weekly coordination meetings to resolve Quality issues.
    • Ensuring that all Quality issues are resolved before the release of the final payment.


  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or ten 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.

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