Construction Quality Engineer

Granite Construction Co.

Ventura, CA

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General Summary

This position is responsible for the overall direction of quality program as it relates to our “White-Paving” Construction Operations in Granite’s South Coast Region. The size and complexity of projects varies drastically, but the one constant needs to be the quality processes we define, develop and implement to ensure contract compliance, maximum pay and minimum re-work. This position includes responsibility for technical support of operations, QA/QC, pursuit, estimating, planning, training, initiative implementation, and process improvement activities that generate/disseminate best practices and ensure compliance with Granite Management System standards as well as project and regulatory requirements.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Coordinate with regional estimating teams to provide detailed specification reviews identifying quality risks and requirements and associated costs.
  • Identify “High-risk” quality related issues identified during specification review and provide risk mitigation consulting to estimating and operations teams.
  • Support Work Planning process at project level and work with PM Teams to evolve standard approach to Granite Work Planning Process. (Work Plans, ITPs, Pre-Activity Meetings and process checklists)
  • Identify internal and external QC capabilities and manage Internal QC and any Third-Party Testing/inspection resources to ensure Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) are managed and all “Hold-Points” are adhered to.
  • Support Work Planning process at project level and work with PM Teams to evolve standard approach to Granite Work Planning Process. (Work Plans, ITPs, Pre-Activity Meetings and process checklists).
  • Identify internal and external QC capabilities and manage Internal QC and any Third-Party Testing/inspection resources to ensure Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) are managed and all “Hold-Points” are adhered to.
  • Review all quality data and inspection reports; provide prompt analysis of data; identify data trends and recommend plant/production changes to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Support Work Planning process at project level and work with PM Teams to evolve standard approach to Granite Work Planning Process. (Work Plans, ITPs, Pre-Activity Meetings and process checklists).
  • Identify internal and external QC capabilities and manage Internal QC and any Third-Party Testing/inspection resources to ensure Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) are managed and all “Hold-Points” are adhered to.
  • Review all quality data and inspection reports; provide prompt analysis of data; identify data trends and recommend plant/production changes to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Standardize and improve product/materials submittal process and ultimately establish project’s closeout requirements (review critical submittals as necessary). Intermittent review of project submittal logs for adequate maintenance.
  • Create process to ensure projects organize, conduct, and manage weekly (or as required) construction quality meetings with client and appropriate project representatives.
  • Establish, maintain, and leverage relationships with local public agency technical staff, customers, and local inspection and testing companies.
  • Provide quality management training (QMS) to project teams and subcontractor/vendors so QMS expectations are clearly understood during materials production and/or construction processes.
  • Participate in technical relevant technical organizations (Caltrans, CalCima, ASCE, ACE, AASHTO, ACI).
Education/Certification
  • BS Degree in engineering, construction management or other technical discipline preferred.
  • Current Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) status with ability to obtain Professional Engineer Registration within 2 years.
  • Training and/or certification in one or more quality systems such as USACE Contractor Quality Management, ASQ Manager of Quality, Quality Auditor or other continuous improvement methodologies is preferred.
Work Experience
  • 5 plus years of technical, managerial, or quality experience on construction projects, concrete batching facilities, and/or materials testing laboratories.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of and experience with quality management systems such as: ISO 9001, USACE Construction Quality Manager, ASQ Quality Manager or other recognized quality management systems
  • Technical knowledge of construction materials inspection and testing, both laboratory and field testing; with preferred emphasis working with concrete and aggregates.
  • Concrete paving and reinforced concrete construction experience preferred
  • Ability to properly manage and prioritize resources, people and activities
  • Knowledge of punch list and project closeout
  • Excellent consultative and communication skills and ability to interface effectively with all levels of project management and field supervision
  • Ability to work in high production environments and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines
  • Proficient with quality and project management software and database operations; specific experience with StoneMontQC, Autodesk, Plan Grid, or Procore is a bonus.

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard.

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional requirement

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive

  • Ability to travel

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.