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Job Ref:  31483
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  Chicago
21/10/2016 05:11
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

We have a current opening for a Quality Engineer (Senior Construction Engineer) to join our Construction Services Group, working from our Chicago, IL office.

The Quality Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Client Manager' s quality management systems and procedures as well as auditing the contractor's Quality Control program. Work will be typical of a Quality Engineer role. This person performs a variety of assignments requiring application of standard consturction engineering techniques.

Potential Client projects include:
      • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) track and station modifications
      • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) facilities
      • Vertical construction management experience
Responsibilities include:
      • Recognizing construction problems and applying standard techniques and procesures to solve them
      • Recommending field changes to drawings and specifications
      • Supervising (including assigning tasks to) field staff
      • Reviewing and approving daily inspection reports and project documentation
      • Maintaining contact with clients and contractors to discuss construction activities (from a Quality standpoint)
      • Attending meetings with clients and contractors
      • Performing other duties as assigned
This position offers a chance to be part of a growing group of construction professionals interested in doing first-class work on interesting projects!

Job Requirements
Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, or a closely-related field
      • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Quality Engineer on major transportation and/or facilities projects, including work with similar scope
      • Current knowledge of various client construction specifications and contract management
      • Excellent analytical skills
      • Ability to filter key points from complex details and develop action/follow-up plans accordingly
      • Strong customer-service orientation
      • Good report-writing skills
      • Competency with the current business software programs and web-based construction management software
Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with transit, freight rail and/or vertical construction
      • Quality Management Certifications
      • P.E. certification
The ability to work in this country immediately is required. Local candidates preferred. The selected candidate must be able and available to start work in Chicago within 2 weeks of hire.


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