WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Quality Engineer/Auditor (ID# 37187) in Fresno, California

Quality Engineer/Auditor (ID# 37187) Fresno, CA

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 12

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

WSP USA is a client-centered firm focused on effectively and efficiently solving today’s engineering challenges to keep projects moving forward. Recognized in our industry for providing innovative, realistic, and practical solutions, WSP has helped owners deliver some of the world's largest and most challenging infrastructure projects. Our team of approachable experts and meticulous technicians work diligently to advance projects without compromising quality. We have offices across the USA and we are continuing to expand our services and expertise worldwide.

The California High Speed Rail (CAHSR) Authority has contracted with WSP for program management services. As a result, we have an opportunity for a Quality Engineer/Auditor to join our Program Quality Management Team (QMT) in Fresno, CA . This individual will provide quality engineering, auditing, and coaching services to headquarters and field-based entities during all phases of rail system design, construction, procurement, and delivery. The role requires collaboration and teamwork, communications, and confidence. The position may be based in Sacramento or Fresno and reports to the CAHSR Program Delivery Quality Manager (PDQM).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Quality Management System (QMS) development, implementation, integration, and improvement.

  • Provide Quality/QMS-related coaching, mentoring, and guidance to non-quality professionals.

  • Develop and maintain quality performance metrics to facilitate data-driven decision making.

  • Plan, coordinate, lead, and/or participate in quality audits to assess QMS capability and implementation, ISO 9001 conformance, and compliance with program/contractual requirements.

  • Document, report, and effectively communicate significant quality-related issues, problems, concerns, and findings.

  • Follow established audit, non-conformance management, continuous improvement, records management and other quality management-related procedures, processes, and activities.

  • Assist with development of a Program Quality Manual, update and revision of the Program Master Quality Plan, and preparation of other Quality-related manuals, plans, policies, and procedures.

  • Select and employ appropriate quality tools to plan, gain consensus, solve problems, organize information, identify root causes, analyze data, prioritize, and clarify thinking.

  • Prepare detailed reports, spreadsheet analysis, and presentation materials.

  • Perform detailed contract reviews to evaluate quality-requirement inclusion, sufficiency, and clarity.

  • Help contractors interpret, understand, and comply with contractual and program quality requirements.

  • Identify deviations and non-conformances from established standards and requirements — recommend, evaluate, approve corrective/preventive actions, and follow-up to ensure timely resolution.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and manage implementation using basic project management tools.

  • Create, populate, and maintain quality-related tracking, requirement, and activity databases.

  • Manage/facilitate Internal Process Improvements (IPIs) activities.

  • Liaison between the contractors and other program entities.

  • Represent the quality program/function at stakeholder meetings and workshops.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement by sharing knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned. Conduct QMS, quality awareness, and quality tool training as time permits.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Professional, self-motivated, team player with strong collaboration skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to contribute effectively as part of a team involving staff, clients, and outside agencies.

  • Excellent technical reporting and writing skills - ability to create useful infographics, convert data into information, and effectively convey/present results and important points.

  • Skilled at problem solving, basic conflict resolution, team-building, and group facilitation.

  • Ability to effectively use and perform basic upkeep on an MS Windows-based computer — navigate folder and file structures, access applications, and save and retrieve documents, files, data, and information.

  • Proficiency in using the Internet and online applications to communicate, perform research, participate in quality related discussions, share information, and collaborate.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Visio, and SharePoint.

  • Strong problem-solving, workload management, and organizational skills with limited or no supervision. Ability to work well within a highly-energized work environment with changing priorities.

  • Ability to analyze complex data and situations, and resolve them using sound, professional judgment.

  • Ability to coach, mentor, prioritize the daily work of, and motivate team members.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Quality, Construction Management, or other related field.

  • 12 years' professional experience in quality management, engineering, and/or auditing Strong interpersonal — verbal and written — communication skills.

  • Experience managing, coaching, guiding, and assisting technical and administrative staff.

  • Experience leading and/or participating in quality assurance audits.

  • Experience with rail construction, delivery, systems, or operations and maintenance quality strongly preferred.

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

  • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQJOE), Quality Engineer (CQE), or Quality Auditor (CQA) strongly preferred.

  • Certified ISO 9001 (Lead) Auditor preferred.

  • Certified Six-Sigma Black or Green Belt (CSSBG) preferred.

  • Knowledge of LEAN tools and methodologies, process mapping and analysis, planning, measurement, and continuous improvement preferred.


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

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

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