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Jacobs Mechanical and Piping Lead Construction Quality Inspector (LCQI) in Scoville, Idaho

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a full-time Lead Construction Quality Inspector who will report directly to the Project Quality Assurance Manager (PQAM) and support the Construction Manager (CM) for field-related quality process concerns. The Lead CQI supports the Jacobs QA team by leading a team of CQI’s and 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 Lead CQI works with internal Jacobs departments and subcontractors to address ongoing quality issues, continued process improvements, and ensure internal and external quality requirements are met.

The Lead CQI is responsible for overseeing their assigned team and subcontractor’s quality interfaces and performance and reporting internal and 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 Lead CQI needs to work well with others, effectively communicate, and have sufficient knowledge to provide guidance and direction to internal/external customers to reduce quality issues and defects, proactively identify risks, and lead initiatives to assure the applicable requirements are met. The Lead CQI 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). This is not a remote or hybrid position.


  • Provide leadership to a team of assigned CQI’s for the assigned discipline to ensure the team is supporting the project sufficiently in accordance with the project requirements and provide mentorship, guidance, and direction as needed to the team. Providing feedback to the PQAM on CQI performance, assignment and resource needs.

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

  • Effectively communicate and have sufficient knowledge of the invoked Codes and Standards for the project to provide guidance, direction, mentorship, and leadership to a team of CQI’s under the assigned Lead discipline.

  • Schedule, perform and record direct observations and oversight of activities affecting quality to assure subcontractors’ and the assigned CQI team effective implementation of approved quality plans and procedures (internal/external).

  • Provide review and oversight of the CQI teams documentation and reports of daily work journals. Additionally, Document and report the outcomes of witnessed activities daily.

  • Identify, track and report internal and Subcontractor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the assigned lead discipline. Reporting quantitative metrics to the PQAM monthly.

  • Monitor and evaluate internal assigned CQI team, and subcontractor performance and make recommendations based on analytics (quantitative and qualitative).

  • Develop and maintain a required level of independence necessary to perform adequate oversight activities of the Subcontractor’s quality control and quality assurance processes. Ensure the assigned CQI team understands the necessity and their role within the oversight model.

  • Generate and issue daily oversight reports, weekly progress reports, and monthly metrics related to Jacobs internal implementation (CQI’s) and the assigned subcontractor’s compliance performance.

  • Identify, track, and report key performance indicators for Jacobs internal implementation (CQI’s) and the assigned subcontractor’s compliance performance to the projects internal and external stakeholders (PQAM, CMP, CM, PM, DPE, Client counterparts, etc.)

  • Facilitate and support interfaces internal within Jacobs and external customers on quality matters related to the assigned lead discipline area.

  • Effectively implement the review and approvals process and lead a team of CQI’s through the performance of review and approval of supplier submittals for compliance with contract requirements.

  • Lead a team to 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, if qualified, and performance evaluations.

  • Lead a team and perform reviews of oversight observations/findings, and non-conformities and when appropriate contribute input for Title III support regarding non-conformance, corrective actions, 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.

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.

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 construction 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, and commercial standards including ISO-9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017 Laboratory Systems is required.

  • Certified Nuclear Lead Auditor credentials are preferred, or advanced experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillances, audits and/or causal analysis. Ability to obtain a lead auditor qualification within one (1) year, is required.

  • 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 internal and 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.

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