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Quality Manager

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: TransCanada

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Quality Manager 

Reference Code: 57259 


Location: United States (US)  - Houston, TX 
Job Category: Engineering; Health, Safety, Environment
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   

General Information


This position reports to the Director of Project Services within the Liquids Business Unit at TransCanada. The incumbent will, lead a team of quality engineers/specialists engaged in:


  • Preventing the introduction of defects/errors by planning for quality, aiding in the development of the construction quality program, reviewing quality requirements for contracts and PO’s, and providing quality related training; 


  • Helping assure quality through auditing programs, construction projects and vendors; and measuring and improving the quality program by developing and improving quality management processes, procedures and templates, and identifying and recommending improvement opportunities to business units.


*This role will require travel to the field but will reside in the Houston office.




Provide leadership to the team through:

  • Developing and executing the vision and strategy for quality on the project;
  • planning goals and objectives for team members;
  • Ensuring the provision of timely and appropriate training for team members;
  • Assessing team member performance; and mentoring and developing team member skills and abilities.


Lead the planning/development/execution of:

  • Project Quality Plans (PQP) prior to start of work;
  • QA and QC plans to identify project specific quality risks and ensuring the development of appropriate mitigation strategies to be implemented on projects;
  • Quality related training including onboarding, procedure implementation and project specific role-based quality activities;
  • The provision of quality related training to team members on QA, QC, continuous improvement;
  • Auditing processes designed to ensure all project activities comply with requirements, including Engineering Offices, Fab/Production Facilities, and construction sites;
  • Project quality audits against project quality plans, relying on facts and their analysis to issue non-conformances;
  • Quality Plans (i.e. Engineering firm, prime contractor, subcontractors etc.), project quality contract language (RFP, RFQ), quality related proposals (i.e. third-party testing firms), and contracting/procurement plans;
  • KPI’s and directing corrective action as required;
  • Continual improvement activities like root cause analysis and conducting continual improvement events;
  • Lessons learned sessions throughout the project lifecycle to identify and formally implement improvement opportunities (share within the QCOP); and
  • The TransCanada Quality Community of Practice (QCOP).


Manage the operation of the team through:

  • Planning and monitoring budgets;
  • Allocating resources to activities;
  • Other tasks as required.




Qualifications and Education



  • Experience in construction QA/QC:
  • Experience in managing the planning and conduct quality audits and reviews of projects and contractors
  • Industrial field construction experience (prefer pipeline or facilities);
  • Experience in all phases of project work (requirements, detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning and turn-over);
  • Project management experience demonstrated through completion of large, complex projects ($500M+);
  • Practical experience in the application industry standard quality management (ISO, API, etc.) and project implementation through PQPs;
  • Experience with NEB, FERC, PHMSA, or State related regulatory processes;
  • Experience in leading continuous improvement activities.



  • University degree in a technical field with 10 years of relevant experience or

    Technologist with 15 years of relevant experience;

  • Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) designation with 10+ years of experience is preferred, or

    Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with 15+ years of experience will also be considered;

  • Individuals with professional designations in quality engineering (Six Sigma green belt or black belt) preferred;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) desired;
  • Certified Auditor (ISO, ASQ, RABQSA) desired;
  • Experience in leading QA engineers/specialists in providing and executing quality plans for larger projects;
  • Technical background in pipeline design and construction processes, materials and quality engineering;
  • 6 or more years of relevant leadership in quality management with a minimum of 2 - 4 years of construction related experience.



This position requires candidates to:

  • Travel across borders and as such the candidate must be able to provide applicable documentation to this affect;
  • Reside in camp accommodations when/if required;
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license; and
  • Provide a driver’s abstract for review.


*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 01/25/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57259. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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