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HNTB Project Quality Manager II in Santa Ana, California

What We're Looking For

The Project Quality Manager (PQM) will develop, implement and manage contract-specific Project Quality Plans to ensure project team adherence to the project quality plan in strict accordance with the contractual requirements and HNTB Standards of Performance for Design fees up to $50MM. Utilizes expertise to improve quality, consistency, and profitability on sophisticated, high-risk projects.

In collaboration with the Project Manager, ensure full adherence to the contract, and HNTB's Manual of Professional Practice and all Standards of Performance.

What You'll Do:

  • In collaboration with the Project Manager (PM), develop, proactively manage the implementation, and ensure project team adherence to the design quality procedures and plan in strict accordance with contractual requirements, HNTB’s Sophisticated Win Plan for DB Projects, Manual of Professional Practice (MPP) and HNTB Standards of Performance

  • Serve as subject matter expert to project teams in development of quality procedures and plan. Leverages EDT Quality Director expertise as required for development and implementation.

  • Monitor and ensure adherence by HNTB project staff and subconsultant to design quality procedure and plan requirements for the production, submittal and approval of contract deliverables within contract schedules and budgets

  • This work can be in the pre- and post-award and post-design construction phases of the project.

  • Works with other DPMs, PM, Advantage Chief Engineer, Advantage Delivery Center, EDT Staff and Advantage Design Integration Group to ensure implementation of Advantage technologies and effective cost-efficient delivery approaches

  • Identify and assess actual and potential problem areas in design quality implementation/adherence and lead efforts to formulate and execute recovery plans to achieve 4for4

  • Participate in monthly (minimum) Project Reviews at the direction and discretion of the PM

  • Participate in development, in collaboration with the PM, Advantage Director and Advantage Resource Officer, of a project team that encompasses all the necessary firm wide resources and technical capabilities of HNTB for project delivery that maximizes efficiency and 4for4 performance

  • Deliver quality training

  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement

  • Report on and provide recommendations to leadership regarding the performance of the quality management system

What You'll Need:

  • Must have at least 15 years of experience, with at least 5 years in a Design/Technical Quality position

  • Must have experience working on project with design fees exceeding $50MM

  • Design-build (DB) delivery experience required

  • Superior communication skills required

  • Superior interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients, managers, officers, sub-consultants and technical staff

What We Prefer:

  • Registered Professional Engineer preferred

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Santa Ana, CA (Irvine)



The approximate pay range for California is $129,045.64 - $229,364.34. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.









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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Design Build Group

ReqID: R-17191