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SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER - CIVIL ENGINEERING more...
Location:Seattle, WA
Company:Sound Transit
First posted:February 14, 2017 (last updated 2 weeks 4 days ago)
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Job Title: SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER - CIVIL ENGINEERING

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $81,617.00 - $102,021.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: 5th & Jackson, Seattle, Washington

 
General Purpose   Benefits   Supplemental Questions

 
Under general direction, performs a variety of duties in providing quality oversight on design and construction projects; performs quality audits, design reviews, submittal reviews, contractor design reviews and interfaces with design and construction personnel; provides timely analysis, studies, reports, surveillance, and audits; monitors and reviews work of consultants and contractors; provides quality oversight of civil engineering design, integration, and construction work; performs advanced level professional civil engineering; performs a variety of tasks related to quality oversight and quality system implementation requirements on design and construction packages. Mentors, coaches and guides QA Engineers in maintaining the established standards of work.

*This requisition may be used to fill multiple positions.

 Essential Functions: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
 

  • Performs quality reviews on contract documents, specifications and construction submittals to ensure compliance to established Agency technical procedures, standards and criteria regarding civil engineering, performs a quality review on civil engineering design drawings, specifications, calculations, analyses, and reports produced to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with Agency policies and design criteria, designs plans and contract documents for design errors, construction issues, conflicts, and interface coordination; writes review comments and assessments of results; and signs off when comments have been addressed.
  • Performs advanced professional level duties in support of engineering design and construction programs; develops and applies design criteria, engineering standards, technical criteria, and quality procedures related to civil facilities, track work, structural, geotechnical, traffic, utilities, and roadways.  Performs technical review of a variety of plans, agreements, and documents.  Conducts quality oversight surveillances and audits; reviews construction manuals, specification checklists and master specification submittal lists; develops checklists and reports for quality audits, construction surveillances and assessments on assigned design and construction contracts; prepares quality system documentation; analyzes and evaluates Agency Requests for Deviation (RFD) and Nonconformance Reports (NCR) for processing through the Agency Material Review Board, and evaluates changes to design and construction quality management plans submitted by design consultants and contractors.
  • Supports consistency within the QA group by providing guidance to QA Engineers through review of their ST QA reports, consistent interpretation and implementation of Agency Quality System requirements, and is capable of mentoring, coaching, teaching, leading, and presenting those requirements to others.
  • Develops internal processes or procedures as needed to ensure consistency, traceability, effectiveness, and efficiency within the QA group, and supports the design and construction QA supervisors' directives.
  • Interfaces with other Agency departments, construction contractors, design consultants and third parties to discuss quality status; reviews, analyzes, and reports on quality issues in the design, construction and operational phases of projects; and analyzes and reports on nonconforming issues and corrective actions.
  • Assists in the development of operational and maintenance quality plans and procedures.
  • Provides support to the Division and key stakeholders on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from an accredited program, and a minimum of six plus years of relevant experience in Civil Engineering design and construction; working with consultants and contractors and three years of experience working in a rail or transit related environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  •  Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • A valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer with specialization in civil engineering issued by the State of Washington.

  Required Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a quality systems.
  • Quality assurance and assessment practices and procedures and reliability requirements.
  • Principles and practices used in performing quality assurance and quality control on design and construction projects.
  • Fundamental scientific civil engineering concepts and relationships.
  • Advanced mathematical techniques associated with civil engineering.
  • Established civil engineering principles, methods, and techniques
  • Three dimensional design tools and capabilities.
  • Project management and scheduling techniques.
  • Applicable state and national building codes, national engineering, energy, and fire protection specifications,  manufacturer equipment and repair manuals, engineering reports, titles of state statutes, county health regulations, and city codes and ordinances as they relate to the management of complex projects.
  • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to innovations and trends in civil engineering design and development.
  • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Modern office procedures, principles, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, computer aided drafting and databases.

Required Skill in:

  • Organizing and leading groups of professionals in developing designs and resolving issues.
  • Performing quality assurance and control on design and construction projects and perform required quality audits and field inspections.
  • Understanding construction processes, material testing, inspection and test reports and design procedures, CADD operations and specification writing sufficient to perform quality assurance functions.
  • Applying engineering principles and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Effectively coordinating integration efforts of numerous consultant firms.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles and defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.
  • Presentation development and public speaking skills.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
  • Reading and understanding engineering drawings, specifications, and standards.
  • Preparing clear and concise engineering reports.
  • Applying appropriate oral and written communication skills to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, engineering consultants, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
  • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

 Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, and extreme noise when working in the field.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
 

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