Lead Quality Control Engineer

Hensel Phelps

Pleasanton, CA
  • As an employee-owned company, Hensel Phelps culture is based on dedication and commitment to delivering excellence for our clients and employees. Established in 1937, Hensel Phelps celebrates over three-quarters of a century in the construction industry as a direct result of the performance of our people who focus on providing clients a higher level of service.


    Position Description

    The Lead Quality Control (QC) engineer is responsible for establishing and maintaining the QC program on whichever project(s) he/she may be assigned. This individual should also participate in District efforts to promote quality control.

    Essential Duties

    • Responsible for the start-up and implementation of the Site-Specific Quality Program to include the HP Quality Plan, Quality Process Log, Test Register, and Quality point files.
    • Interface directly with Owner’s Quality Assurance (QA) and management on all quality related issues.
    • Review and maintain the project Quality Process Log (QPL).
    • Review all potential discrepancy reports, track discrepancies, and verify the issues have been fully corrected prior to closure.
    • Direct the removal and replacement of non-conforming work and stop work not in compliance with the contract.
    • Develop the Preparatory Meeting agendas, facilitate the Preparatory Meetings and conduct Initial, Follow-up and Final Inspections.
    • Review the Subcontractors’ Quality Control Daily Logs.
    • Be fully aware of the contract, plans, specifications, and applicable codes.
    • Receive subcontractor test and inspection requests and produce a coordinated Daily Test and Inspection Schedule.
    • Participate in the selection process for outside testing contractors and verify adherence to testing standards, frequency, and documentation.
    • Perform daily field inspections to verify contractors’ work complies with the project specifications and applicable codes.
    • Document and submit a Daily Report of Quality Control activity.
    • Actively participate in the Work Completion Tagging Process, In-house Punch List Process, and the Pre-Final Punch List Process to document deficient items in the field.
    • Perform material inspections to verify that the products are to specifications and that storage, staging and material handling methods are implemented.
    • Submit and review RFIs to ensure changes are implemented in the field.
    • Audit subcontractor quality control procedures.
    • Coordinate third party testing agency activities with HP and the subcontractors.
    • Coordinate and schedule for offsite equipment Source Inspections.
    • Actively participate in the Quality Recognition Program and be a leading advocate for the program.
    • Actively participate in the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and the Risk Assessment Database (RAD) and be a leading advocate for these programs.
    • Perform safety and housekeeping inspections through the Safety Accountability for Everyone (SAFE) Program.

    Position Qualifications

    • A 4-year degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture or construction management.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience on large commercial construction projects.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Technically experienced and capable of comprehending the specifications, standards, and code requirements for all disciplines (i.e., architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical).
    • Computer software – Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel-based templates, Prolog, Primavera and AutoCAD.


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