Manages and provides leadership and strategic direction for quality activities for a specific region or major project(s) and/ or programs to ensure that products or services provided are in accordance with customer and Parsons Quality requirements. This position provides leadership for the development and implementation of Region, or major project/program level Quality systems, procedures, and related quality activities. Regularly interacts with senior-level representatives from a variety of functional groups within and across GBUs including program management, safety, design/engineering, contracts, procurement, 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 Parsons 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. Directs and coordinates efforts to initiate (and maintain) Regional/ Project ISO 9001 QMS certification.
Implements the defined Parsons’ Corrective Action/ Preventive Action and Non-conformance tracking program development including defining requirements and future administration and support of a unified, system to include tracking of NCR’s, CAR’s, Audit Findings, etc.
Collaborates with the Vice President of Quality and Compliance for assigned business unit, in facilitating Quality Leadership programs, achieving present Quality objectives, setting future Quality objectives and providing input and coordinating output from the Quality Management Reviews.
Provides leadership, guidance and training to Quality personnel; monitors performance, and identifies skills, training, and capabilities needed for Quality activities. Develops and provides consistent quality training programs to key Resource Center personnel including direct reports. Provides Quality support in the Parsons Guidance Document Development Program initiative. Supports staffing requirements in the Regional Units, and assisting in the training needs of related offices, projects and facilities.
Provides continued support and improvement of the Parsons’ Quality Management System. Directs preparation, issue and maintain Regional and/or project Quality program manual(s) and procedures in compliance with Parsons and customers’ quality requirements, and ensure that these are implemented effectively.
Ensures that Parsons and customers’ quality requirements are met for products and services provided, by verifying compliance with quality standards and quality program requirements. Acts as a liaison with customers, contractors and/or internal departments on quality related matters. Interfaces with other Regional Quality Managers as member of Corporate Quality Working Group to maintain the
PACE Quality Guide and advance the overall performance of quality at Parsons.
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 15+ years of related work experience in the field of Quality, including 7+ years experience in a management capacity. Lead Auditor certification (ISO 9001 or equal), ASQ certification (CMQ/CQE.) or other related certifications. Active 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.
· Requires management ability and extensive knowledge of Quality Management practices, processes and current technology.
· Requires thorough experience in directing and implementing quality management systems and standards specified by ISO 9000, ASME, ANSI, ASTM and similar organizations.
· Requires the ability to communicate clearly, conduct presentations to management and interface effectively with a diverse group of professionals.
· Proficiency in analyzing situations in business terms, i.e. ROI, cost per unit, etc.
· Strong interpersonal skills to work with other departments in a tactful and effective manner.
· Strong leadership and management skills, excellent written and verbal communication, strong analytical, problem solving, and risk assessment skills. Ability to make public presentations.
· Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including
- Job Location
- Al Kuwait, Kuwait
- Company Industry
- Construction & Building
- Company Type
- Employer (Private Sector)
- Job Role
- Employment Type
- Monthly Salary Range
- Number of Vacancies
- Career Level
- Mid Career
- Years of Experience
- Min: 7
- Residence Location
- Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma
Applied Science and Engineering