QC Manager in Norfolk, Virginia, United States

QC MANAGER required by our client, an international Construction Company, to be assigned on a Permanent basis, located in Norfolk, VA.

Duration: Permanent


POSITION SCOPE

The position of QC Manager is responsible for the Project's Quality Management System - its development, management, implementation, monitoring and continual improvement. The candidate accepts responsibility for its correct execution and completion of the works within the framework of: QHSE Local Regulations and Our Client's Policy, Our Client's Quality Standards, Ethic Chart as defined by Our Client.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

QC Management and Implementation

Manages the Quality Control Department and activities of a project or its parts
Ensures the proper preparation and implementation of the Quality Plan and associated Quality Procedures across the Project scope of work
Assesses the compliance of the Quality Plan and QC Procedures through internal audit within the Project
Assumes functions as Lead Auditor
Implementing an efficient Audit Program and ensuring its monitoring along the Project
Integrating Audit Process at the time of Prequalification and surveillance audits to subcontractors and suppliers (Issue Audit report with recommendations as necessary)
Key Representative during external audits from certifying body (Afnor), VCGP, Client and other sister projects
Ensure the good communication within the Quality Department and the dispatch of important information
Maintain professional relationships between the Employer's Representative and the HRCP QC Staff at the site level, ensuring good relations between the two teams
Ensure that all relevant inspection and test records are maintained for inclusion in the Quality Record Packages and As-builts
May need to recommend stoppage of the works in any event that the quality may potentially affect the final product
Management of the non-conformities
Identifies, consolidates and reporting of the Project-wide Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Management Review
Maintains good relationship with the Construction Department and ensures that the works are completed in compliance with the latest approved drawings
Management and quality assurance from the snagging work, up to the Hand-over Packages (As-built and Quality Record Packages) at each phase of works completion, ensuring full records traceability and availability to the satisfaction of the Client
Presentation of critical quality data and statistical analyses (e.g. nonconformity trends, cause and effects analysis, audit findings, design issues, trainings, etc.) as a means of identifying areas for further improvement
Technical and performance evaluation of all material/equipment submissions, ensuring compliance to Project specification
Conduct in-depth investigation, assessment, reporting and recommendations on project-specific concerns
Forecasting and budget cost estimates for the department's organization as well as project testing requirements
Plan and conduct project-wide trainings and awareness workshops relating to ISO 9001, the Project QMS and other specialized subjects
Development and implementation of Inspection and Test Plans (ITP), from initial trials to full works implementation, Quality Plan, Procedures and WMS
Review and approval of work method statements (WMS)
Makes sure that his department is working with latest approved document (drawings, WMS, ITP, inspection forms, etc.), and the same approval status is implemented by the construction team and subcontractors
Continuously demonstrate by his acts his full involvement in HSE issues, participates in HSE meetings and HSE programs, motivate his personnel and ensures that the works teams follow the Quality, Environment and Safety policies

Resources & Management:

Define his organization chart, identifies and manages staff recruitment, and prepares the necessary documentation for Project Manager approval (prepare job description forms and job requisitions)
Manage staff requirements in coordination with the HR department and optimizing the resources in the department through the full life cycle of the project
Ensure that personnel allocated to the works are properly trained, qualified and informed through formalized procedures
Ensure that the relevant instructions are properly cascaded and implemented
Prepare and manage Staff Assessment (minimum once a year) - review past and fix future objectives, evaluates training requirements, recommend promotion for identified personnel

(Sub) Contracting Management:

Technical and functional evaluation of bid submittals from subcontractors and suppliers
Review the QHSE Plans and Project Execution procedures of Subcontractors
Organize Quality kick-off meetings, trainings and inductions to subcontractors and suppliers to ensure they understand the QAQC processes
Conduct and review the performance evaluation of the subcontractors at the completion of their works

Main Deliverables:

Issuance of the Project Quality Plan and its associated procedures
Budget for the Quality Department
Manpower and material resources for the department
Inspection and Test Plans
Material Approvals
Audit Reports
Quality trainings and inductions
Quality Reports (investigations, corrective action reports, audit reports, etc)
Key Performance Indicators
Quality Record Package
As-built Record Package
Hand-over Packages
Testing and Commissioning Package (in coordination with the T&C Manager)


EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Master's degree favoured
Minimum of 5 years experience in the construction industry, preferably on large infrastructure projects
Minimum of 15 years of experience in Quality Control
Highly developed communication and leadership skills, both written and verbal
Ability to manage and lead a team, to properly delegate to a team, and to manage performance and staff planning
Fluent in English with professional proficiency
Commitment to Safety


Strongly Encouraged:

Professional Engineer certificate (P.Eng/P.E./C.Eng) or equivalent
Previous experience in Canada or North America is a plus
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training and extensive implementation of its principles is a big advantage
Organizational and managerial skills

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