Quality Control Officer

Date: Oct 25, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 9087 

RailWorks is seeking an experienced Quality Control Officer to join our team to work on the MARTA project.  We are actively working on a 7-year, $133 million contract with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to upgrade the agency's rail network. The MARTA system provides reliable transportation to nearly 500,000 Atlanta-area commuters every weekday and is the 8th largest rapid transit system in the United States.
Project Details:
- 122-miles of track, including a 48-mile rail network with 38 stations 
- Rail track improvements including tie replacements, running rail replacements, direct fixation fastener replacements, special track work units and yard improvements
- Anticipated work schedule December 2018 – December 2025
Position Summary


•    Oversees the quality control program for the construction project.  Serves as one of two Quality Control Officers to ensure that the work product meets the standards as set forth in the contracts and other specification documents.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

•    Develops, implements and maintains company and project-specific quality control programs and processes to meet or exceed quality goals, expectations and plans.
•    Completes quality testing and inspections; evaluates engineering, procurement, and construction activities through reviews, audits, assessments, and inspections to minimize risk and to assess effectiveness of quality control programs.
•    Identifies quality-related project training needs, develops materials, and implements training.
•    Provides certification of compliance of construction and materials with design plans and specifications; oversees the submittal of final certification documents.
•    Conducts frequent site visits to perform QC inspections and field checks.
•    Interacts with other quality professionals as well as management team members on all quality issues; effectively identifies and resolves issues.
•    Oversees discrepancy reports, determines dispositions, tracks resolution progress and verifies completion prior to project closure.
•    Directs the removal and replacement of non-conforming work and ceases production that is not in compliance with contract standards.  
•    Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates contractor and supplier activities, products, and reports for adherence to quality procedures and standards, project specifications, and applicable codes.
•    Identifies gaps and potential changes in quality standards that affect project operations.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties


•    Reviews and reports on the impact of new or revised regulatory requirements on the project quality program/plan.
•    Develops and analyzes metrics to measure effectiveness of the quality control program, and reports results.
•    Handles quality-related recordkeeping and reporting.


Required Skills and Qualifications (MARTA Defined)


MARTA will review and potentially accept candidates not meeting the contractually defined requirements below on a case by case basis.


Qualifications - Quality Control Officer (QCO) and Alternate QCO shall be either:

  • A graduate engineer having trackwork construction experience and electrical experience as applicable, of not less than 7 years, and experienced in Quality Control.
  • A non-graduate having trackwork construction experience and electrical experience as applicable, of not less than 10 years, 3 of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity, and experienced in Quality Control.


QCO Duties (MARTA Defined):

  • Develop, implement and supervise a Quality Control Program for the Contractor's and subcontractors' forces.
  • Have sufficient, well defined responsibility, authority and the organizational freedom to identify and evaluate quality conditions and to initiate, recommend or provide solutions.
  • Ensure good workmanship, the use of proper construction materials and equipment, and correct installation procedures are followed.
  • Implement quality controls that will ensure meeting the Contract requirements 


Required Skills and Qualifications (RailWorks Defined)


A minimum of 5 years of experience in construction quality programs.
•    Knowledge of construction contracts, plans, specifications and applicable codes.
•    Experience with quality program implementation, measurement, and reporting.
•    Experience with effectively identifying and resolving quality-related issues.
•    Exhibits strong management skills and has the ability to lead and motivate employees.
•    Ability to meet deadlines.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills and training skills.
•    Effective client relations, influencing skills and organizational skills.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


•    Frequently works outdoors at construction sites in all conditions as well as indoors.

Work will occur days, nights, and weekends as allowed by MARTA during off peak hours.  The majority of the work will occur at night and during extend round the clock weekend outages
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction.
•    Sits, reads, writes and uses a keyboard.
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.


RailWorks Offers:
- Competitive compensation 
- Top of the market benefits including medical, dental and vision
- 401 (k) with employer match
- Housing/relo assistance for qualifying positions
- Project bonuses for qualifying positions
- Safe work environments
- Employee referral bonuses
- Substantial opportunities to grow your career and take it to the next level
- A significant and positive impact on the infrastructure of North America
- And more!

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta