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Quality Engineer - South Central District


Westlake, TX, US Laredo, TX, US Corpus Christi, TX, US Beaumont, TX, US Little Rock, AR, US El Paso, TX, US Odessa, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US Houston, TX, US Dallas, TX, US Midland, TX, US Memphis, TN, US New Orleans, LA, US Baton Rouge, LA, US Austin, TX, US Grapevine, TX, US Amarillo, TX, US Lubbock, TX, US

Requisition ID: 158781 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: South Central 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

Kiewit's South Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  


Kiewit's South Central District has a home office in Westlake, Texas but leads work all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. However, 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. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. 


  • 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 participates in, internal quality audits.  Conduct reviews of required documents and support materials, interviews staff, and administers 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, writing monthly articles for company newsletter, presenting information at department discipline meetings, etc.
  • Mentor Project Quality Coordinators
  • Draft and maintain a Project Quality Plan for any given project including the Quality activities required on a project and associated metrics
  • Promote and maintain effective communications and relations (verbally and in writing) with district management, project management teams and engineers/clients as required.
  • Examine and inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered; take corrective action as needed.
  • Listen to employee and supervisor suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation.
  • Identify potential safety hazards and take all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize them.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Kiewit Quality Management System and procedures and promote standardization.
  • Assist in conducting project quality audits and reports.


  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed 
  • Bachelor’s degree.  
  • Experience in a project management type environment
  • 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.
  • At least four years’ engineering or science degree plus internship experience with civil/infrastructure projects 
  • Must have the ability to run the USACE system and quality report and document process.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate the status of quality on a project. 
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills, ability to research and work with detailed/technical matters and convey/explain the information to field personnel
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and SharePoint software programs as well as able to quickly learn other software applications
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform a variety of tasks with deadlines and potentially frequent interruptions

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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