Quality Director in Yanbu at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

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Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.


Manages and provides leadership and strategic direction for quality activities for one or more Global Business Unit (GBU) or large international region to ensure that products or services provided are in accordance with customer and Parsons’ quality requirements. Provides leadership for the development and implementation of GBU, Region or major project/ program level Quality systems, procedures, and related quality activities. Regularly interacts with senior-level representatives from a variety of functional groups within and across GBUs, including program management, safety, design/ engineering, contracts, procurement, construction, and other personnel.


Provides Parsons Quality Systems leadership using the ISO 9001 Standard as a basis for process development and optimization, procedure development, data collection and reporting, and Quality Systems training. Directs and facilitates efforts to initiate (and maintain) GBU/ Regional/ Project ISO 9001 QMS certification.

Implements the defined Parsons’ Corrective Action/ Preventive Action and Non-conformance tracking program
development including defining requirements and future administration and support of a unified, global
system to include tracking of NCR’s, CAR’s, Audit Findings, etc. Conducts global Quality Systems audits and
facilitates associated corrective actions.

Collaborates with the Vice President of Quality and Compliance for each business unit, in facilitating
Global Quality Leadership programs, achieving present Quality objectives, setting future Quality objectives and
providing input and coordinating output from the Global Quality Management Reviews. Provides continued
expertise and improvement for the Parsons’ Quality Management System.

Provides leadership, guidance and training to Quality personnel; monitors performance, and identifies skills,
training, and capabilities needed for Quality activities. Develops and provides consistent quality training
programs to key Resource Center personnel including direct reports. Provides Quality support in the Parsons
Guidance Document Development Program initiative. Supports staffing requirements in the Regional Units,
and provides leadership in the training needs of related Offices, Projects and Facilities.

Participates in the interview and selection process (including hiring recommendations), and makes staffing assignments in accordance with schedule requirements. Conducts performance evaluations and makes appropriate recommendations for required actions, including recommendations for advancement, changes in status, or disciplinary action. Manages the salary administration process, including preparing the annual salary plan and recommending salary actions for merit increases and/or promotions.

Directs preparation, issues and maintains GBU/ Regional and/or project Quality program manual(s) and
procedures in compliance with Parsons and customers’ quality requirements, and ensures that these are
implemented effectively.

Ensures that Parsons and customers’ quality requirements are met for products and services provided, by
verifying compliance with quality standards and quality program requirements. Acts as a liaison with
customers, contractors and/or internal departments on quality related matters. Interfaces with other GBU/
Regional Quality Managers as member of Corporate Quality Working Group to maintain the PACE Quality
Guide and advance the overall performance of quality at Parsons.

Identifies and reports to executive management, quality issues or trends based on data from a variety of
sources. Provides input to management on organization performance metrics, and process or procedural
system improvements.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Quality discipline or related field (or equivalent work experience) and typically 20+ years of related work experience in the field of Quality, including 10+ years experience in a management capacity. Requires proven experience in directing and implementing quality management systems and standards specified by ISO 9000, ASME, ANSI, ASTM and similar organizations. Lead Auditor Certification (ISO 9001 or equal) or ASQ certification (CMQ/CQE). Active membership in a nationally-recognized Quality organization.


Professional Engineer registration or Chartered Engineer. Other related certifications may include, but are not limited to: Building Inspector, NQA-1 (nuclear auditor), NDT (ASNT), Welding Inspector (AWS), DOT. Possesses working knowledge of more than one area of industry such as infrastructure, government, aviation, process, or transportation.

Strong leadership and management skills, excellent written and verbal communication, strong analytical, problem solving, and risk assessment skills. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, conduct presentations (including public presentations) to management, clients, and customers, and interface effectively with a diverse group of professionals. Strong interpersonal skills to work with other departments in a tactful and effective manner. Strong attention to detail.

Ability to direct and manage team members with day to day activities as well as special projects to assure timely completion.

Requires extensive knowledge of Quality Management practices, processes and current technology. Strong working knowledge of ISO Quality Management Systems Standards. Proficiency in analyzing situations in business terms, i.e. ROI, cost per unit, etc.

Possesses computer proficiency with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Ac


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