WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager (ID# 37113) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Construction Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager (ID# 37113) New Orleans, LA

Category: Construction

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 7

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently seeking a Construction Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager (CQA/QCM) to join our Construction Services group in New Orleans supporting the New Orleans North Terminal Project. The successful candidate should have significant experience with inspection and quality systems management related to major buildings and facilities construction projects. This position is contingent upon client approval.

The Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager (CQA/QCM) is responsible for managing and performing the daily QC responsibilities of specific projects to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the established minimum standards. The CQA/QCM role includes direct oversight and review of the entire documentation and physical inspection phase of the work and working with other in-house personnel (e.g. Project Managers, Engineers, Superintendents, etc.) and external personnel to produce and document a quality product. The CQA/QCM reports directly to the director of construction for the sake of assuring that a conflict of interest does not occur among the productivity, schedule, and the quality objectives of the project.

It is the role of the Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager (CQA/QCM) to perform all the major QA/QC activities required to construct the project and to provide the written documentation described in each project's specific contract documents as follows:

  • Create, update and maintain the project submittal log and all other project specific quality control reports

  • Review shop drawings and submittals for conformance with project specifications by direct review and by leveraging the knowledge and experience of others in the project team when necessary

  • Chair and document weekly/QC meetings with the superintendent and provide written minutes as described in project specific contract documents

  • Provide written daily QC reports that reinforce activities that are being constructed in conformance with each specific project's established standard and constructively confronts non-conformances to produce the desired outcome in a timely manner

  • Conduct preparatory, initial and follow-up meetings to establish an understanding of the standards of care desired for each definable feature of work. Verify that checklists are being used and signed off prior to the placement of concrete, steel and other similar items of work

  • Verify and document that all materials received for the project are in conformance with the approved submittal, are handled and stored appropriately and are acceptable for use in the project

  • Conduct preconstruction meetings with new and existing subcontractors and the superintendent at least two days prior to the start of each new phase of the work to discuss issues that affect quality. Document these meetings in the daily QC report and Preparatory Phase reports

  • Schedule, document the results of, and maintain a log of all code and independent inspections that are required. Clearly document, correct and re-inspect all non-conformances prior to covering up work

  • Conduct periodic follow-up inspections to verify that work is proceeding with the contract documents and the approved submittals. (Desired results come from what is inspected, not what is expected.)

  • Coordinate and document the testing and commissioning of building systems

  • Document and distribute pre-punch-lists, punch-lists and the completion of these lists

  • Document final inspections, certificates of occupancy and acceptance of the works and various phases thereof

  • Maintain the project "as-built" drawings on a daily basis

  • Assemble and forward project closeout documents that include O&M manuals, as-builts and warranties

  • Stop work if necessary to resolve matters that affect safety, quality and/or inhibit the logical progress of work

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in engineering or construction management and 7+ years of relevant experience; or 20 years of relevant experience;

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the construction industry with a commercial and/or retail general contractor engaged in building construction;

  • Strong working knowledge of architectural, mechanical and electrical work;

  • Strong knowledge of the sequencing of work and the strategy of creating effective project schedules;

  • Good understanding of project change administration and the effect of the quality aspects of the project;

  • Solid understanding of means and methods of construction for civil project work and/or the renovation of commercial and industrial facilities;

  • Proficient with computer software used in the construction industry.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.