The role provides management direction, and includes administrative and supervisory responsibilities, involving all quality activities on several small to medium sized projects and/or programs, or functional areas to ensure that products or services provided are in accordance with customer and Parsons Quality requirements. This position provides leadership to quality professionals and the development and implementation of Quality systems, procedures, and related quality activities. Regularly interacts with senior-level representatives from a variety of functional groups, including program management, design/engineering, purchasing, construction, and other personnel.
Participates in the interview and selection process (including hiring recommendations), and makes staffing assignments in accordance with schedule requirements. Conducts performance evaluations and makes appropriate recommendations for required actions, including recommendations for advancement, changes in status, or disciplinary action. Manages the salary administration process,
including preparing the annual salary plan and recommending salary actions for merit increases and/or promotions.
Provides Quality Systems leadership using the ISO 9001 Standard as the basis for process development and optimization, procedure development, data collection and reporting and Quality Systems training. Interfaces at senior and executive levels with regard to ISO 9000 process improvement and re-engineering.
Develops and maintains Quality Policy, Processes, Procedures and related documents. Reviews Quality Manuals, documents, and implementation procedures to verify compliance with industry codes and standards, regulations and regulatory commitments.
Participates in Client pre-bid, bid or contract planning and preparation.
Plans and executes required audit activities (schedules, plans, reports, finding resolutions, etc.).
Performs and adequately documents Internal Quality Audits of assigned office, projects and jobsites, and manages all related follow-up activities. Audits conducted to assure compliance with Parsons standards, contract requirements, and applicable codes, specifications and drawings, including but not limited to: Design, Engineering, Estimating, Procurement, Project Controls, Vendor/Subcontractor
Management, Receiving, Handling & Storage, Construction, etc.
Facilitates all internal and external Quality audits and briefs management with the results.
Effectively documents, follows-up and closes corrective actions – both internal and external. Analyzes findings/ issues/ non-conformances identified during audits to determine program quality and identify performance trends. Analysis includes all available oversight results, both internal and external, and trending data.
Handles qualification audits of suppliers of purchased items and services.
Assures audited activities meet Parsons’ quality program, and Client quality requirements.
Performs quality engineering reviews of design documentation for compliance with stated requirements, including vendor quality manuals and company quality records.
Promotes safety awareness including adhering to safety rules and requirements. Participates, as needed, in safety field audits and assessments.
Reviews from a quality perspective (and approves if required) documents prepared by internal or external organizations such as quality manuals and procedures, technical deliverables, test plans and procedures, purchase orders, and subcontracts.
Collaborates with management for interface on Quality activities with internal or external organizations (customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and others).
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Quality discipline or related field (or equivalent work experience) and typically 12+ years of related work experience in the field of Quality, including 5+ years experience in management capacity. Lead Auditor certification (ISO 9001 or equal) or ASQ certification (CMQ/OE, CQA, or CQE).
Membership in a nationally-recognized Quality organization. Professional Engineer registration. Other related certifications may include, but are not limited to: Building Inspector, NQA-1 (nuclear auditor), NDT (ASNT), Welding Inspector (AWS), DOT. Possesses working knowledge of more than one area of industry such as infrastructure, government, aviation, process, or transportation.
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