Senior Quality Manager

Walsh Group   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 45 days ago


Walsh is currently seeking a Senior Quality Manager for the CTA RPM Project. We are ideally seeking a candidate with at least 5 years of experience managing a light rail transit project as well as overseeing systems integrating and testing.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex projects
  • Creative and innovative problem solving environment
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


  • Quality champion for a project or multiple projects. Responsible for the quality management duties including quality of the work, material management, documentation and close-out to ensure safe, quality, efficient, effective and profitable project execution.
  • Coaches, mentors and trains entire project staff in quality management principles, procedures and project specific requirements. Services as a mentor and coach to Quality staff to advance their careers at Walsh and improve retention.
  • Routinely audits project quality programs seeking continuous improvement utilizing Project QC Evaluation and other auditing tools. Provides feedback to Operations and Quality Management of major QIRs, project team relationships, owner/client perception and overall quality management recurring non-conformances.
  • Responsible for leading and managing quality processes such as work planning, pre-activity meetings, material management, TQAs, QIRs, Lesson Sharing and follow up inspections.
  • Establishes, monitors and reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as QIRs for project teams to ensure continuous improvement. Analyzes project KPIs evaluating trends and provided improvement strategies.
  • Directs inspection, testing and documentation of the work. Schedules inspection and testing with coordination between operations, consultants, material laboratories and Client.
  • Creates and implements project specific inspection and test plans, quality control plans and other procedures as necessary. Suggests improvements to Company QMS and procedures to continuously improve Walsh's Quality Management.
  • Supports new project start up, new project specification review, proposal write up and quality pre construction planning.
  • Responsible for risk management strategy that helps projects improve profitability by reducing risk and improving efficiency via process management and risk mitigation.
  • Monitors project quality costs including resources while working to better as-bid budgets. Provides feedback to optimize project billing returns, riskreporting and testing accuracy, while protecting Walsh from claim exposure. Monitors and reports rework costs via QIR system.
  • Maintains relationships with owners, clients, subcontractors, design partners and stakeholders to support project partnering and issue resolution.
  • Coordinates with Safety Manager to ensure that projects are completed in accordance with established safety procedures, requirements and goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in AEC program or equivalent related field experience with International Code Counsel, NICT, etc. Current certification required.
  • USACE/NAVFAC/NRA Construction Quality Management certification preferred
  • Minimum 10 years AEC experience with a minimum of 7 years QA/QC leadership
  • 5+ years managing light rail transit project
  • Experience overseeing systems integration and testing preferred
  • Travel required within area or region served
  • Excellent communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and ability to prioritize, organize and manage time

Requisition ID 2019-3314