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Jacobs Subcontractor Quality Representative (SQR) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery, and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery for the government and private sector. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs. We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs is seeking a full-time Subcontractor Quality Representative (SQR) who will report directly to the Project Quality Assurance Manager (PQAM) and support the Construction Quality Assurance Manager (CQAM) for field-related quality process concerns. The SQR supports the Jacobs QA team by performing direct observations and oversight of subcontractors’ implementation of their quality assurance program, plans, and procedures to ensure effective implementation and verbatim compliance is maintained. This will include the arrangements needed to assure quality during the subcontractor’s procurement, manufacture, and construction phase for systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The SQR works with internal Jacobs departments and subcontractors to address ongoing subcontractor quality issues, continued process improvement of subcontractors, and ensure subcontractors meet quality requirements.

The SQR is responsible for overseeing the subcontractor’s quality interfaces and performance and reporting subcontractor programmatic/process compliance issues/concerns to Jacobs Quality and Construction Management. The role requires direct involvement in the interactions between Subcontractors, Engineering & Design (Title III), Procurement, Auditors, and Inspection & Test Agencies (ITA’s), as necessary to support the Spent Fuel Handling Recapitalization Project (SFHP) Facility construction activities. The SQR needs to work with Subcontractors to reduce quality issues and defects, proactively identify risks, and lead initiatives to assure the applicable requirements are met. The SQR duties require the successful candidate to be present on-site for work. The SFHP Facility site is located in Scoville, Idaho (approximately 51 miles from Idaho Falls, Idaho).


  • Develop a strategy and arrangements for independent observations/oversight activities as required, to ensure that the subcontractor meets specified quality requirements.

  • Schedule, perform and record direct observations and oversight of activities affecting quality to assure subcontractors’ effective implementation of approved quality plans and procedures.

  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance and make recommendations based on analytics.

  • Develop and maintain a required level of independence necessary to perform adequate oversight activities of the Subcontractor’s quality control and quality assurance processes.

  • Generate and issue daily oversight reports, weekly progress reports, and monthly metrics related to the subcontractor’s compliance performance.

  • Facilitate and support interfaces internal within Jacobs and external customers on subcontractor quality matters.

  • Review subcontractor’s submittal documentation/records for compliance with contract requirements.

  • Perform in-process document/record reviews to support an expedited turnover of records upon completion of work.

  • Audit subcontractor-delivered quality documentation and records for completeness and compliance with project requirements.

  • Perform subcontractor quality system assessments and performance evaluations.

  • Review oversight observations/findings, and non-conformities and when appropriate contribute input for Title III support regarding non-conformance and troubleshooting.

  • Identify and evaluate subcontractor trends in process conformity and evaluate whether corrective actions are appropriate while analyzing (trend tracking) subcontractor data.

  • Actively support the safety culture and ensures integration of quality in relevant processes by complying with the requirements of the Project Quality Assurance Plan.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BS Quality/Business/Technical/Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of demonstrated, applicable experience; or ten (10) years of demonstrated applicable experience in the nuclear quality industry.

  • Advanced knowledge and application of applicable nuclear codes and standards, including 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Order 414.1D, and quality standard ASME NQA-1–2008/ASME NQA-1a-2009 Addenda, ISO-9001:2015 and knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Systems is advantageous.

  • Certified Nuclear Lead Auditor credentials are preferred, or advanced experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillances, audits and/or causal analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel across multiple organizations to solve complex problems.

  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and schedule work to ensure completion in accordance with requirements, deadlines, and budget.

  • Comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply Codes, Standards, and Regulatory requirements.

  • Experience in Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD).

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding across a broad range of nuclear quality issues.

  • Models and provides role model behavior in line with company values.

  • Strong champion and agent of people to foster a culture of high compliance to quality standards and create, maintain and implement standardized subcontractor quality policies and processes.

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements are limited to 40 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing, and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, as well as below the shoulder. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there may be occasional travel, may include work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights. At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, and expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .