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Quality Oversight Manager- High Speed Rail

Quality Oversight Manager (High Speed Rail)

Harris & Associates is actively seeking a well-qualified, highly talented Quality Oversight Manager for immediate employment.  The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Quality Management specific to large civil/transportation, infrastructure construction projects.

The successful candidate will serve as the Project Quality Oversight Manager (QOM) as part of the Project Construction Management (PCM) team that will oversee the $2.3 billion High Speed Rail (HSR) Contract Package 1 Project in Fresno, CA.  The QOM will implement and manage the approved Quality Management Plans.  Key responsibilities and objectives include:


  • Implement and establish a systematic approach to oversee contractor's quality management procedures and processes for the HSR CP-1 Project.
  • Review the Design Builder contractor's QA and QC Plan for compliance with contract requirements for its applicable scope of work that is compatible with the HSR quality requirements and QA Plan.
  • Review contractor's proposed QC procedures for procurement, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning activities and make recommendations to the HSR regarding the adequacy of such QC procedures.
  • Perform audits of the selected contractors including subcontractor and suppliers and their implementation of approved QC procedures throughout project delivery phases.  Provide corrective action recommendations to the HSR or other affected parties.
  • Audit contractor field inspection services; address QA issues with the HSR Project field and test leads and respective Contractor's QC counterpart.
  • Develop and submit Quality Assurance Audit Report and Monthly Quality Assurance Report for the HSR Project Director and PCM’s DBOM review.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and plan methods of approach and organize means to achieve a solution of complex QA/QC problems.
  • Develop and implement a Quality Management System and Quality Assurance Plan consistent with the client’s Quality Management Plans including the development of a statistical sampling program, audit and surveillance schedules and checklists, document comment tracking, and disposition.
  • Review and comment on the Contractor’s Quality Manual.
  • Support the Quality, Verification, and Validation and Self-Certification program in the field.

Skills and Competencies

  • Potential to perform in a lead capacity
  • Experience in construction management oversight for Design-Build projects with an understanding of the Verification, Validation, and Self-Certification process
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Team-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project) 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience including design and construction quality assurance experience
  • Certified by the American Society for Quality as a Quality Auditor
  • Rail, transit experience preferred
  • Experience on large design and construction programs valued at $500 million to $1.5 billion.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • P.E. in the State of California preferred

Harris & Associates is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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