Quality Specialist - Buildings


Calgary, AB, CA, T2Z 3R6

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About The Role

Reporting to Quality Manager, the Quality Specialist is accountable for providing assistance and support in planning, implementation, coordination, and reporting of Quality Management System (QMS) requirements at the project level. The ideal candidate has the technical proficiency and communication skills to manage the quality requirements for multiple projects and receives guidance from the Quality Manager as they gain the necessary experience and proficiency to become fully autonomous in project quality management delivery from bid to completion. 


As a Quality Specialist at Graham, you will:

  • Assist in conducting pre-install meetings with subcontractors and suppliers prior to the start of a new item of work
  • Ensure implementation of the Project Specific Quality Plan (PSQP) on project sites by all project stakeholders
  • Ensure the implementation and the regular updating of the Inspection and Test Plan(s) (ITP)
  • Assist in conducting site inspections to self-performed scopes of work
  • Conduct random field verification of subcontractor’s quality control activities
  • Participate in conducting field inspection and testing by third party laboratories / consultants
  • Manage and track the implementation of the Deficiency Management Process (i.e. initiating Field Surveillance Reports (FSR), Corrective Action Report (CAR), and Non-Conformance Reports (NCR)
  • Monitor deficiencies brought about by clients, consultants, and / or third-party site observation / inspection
  • Ensure that Quality Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data for the project is documented
  • Participate in the Testing and Commissioning process
  • Ensure all requirements for quality during the handover are met
  • Ensure that Project Quality Risk Assessment (PQRA) is conducted for the project upon awarding of project contract
  • Support the development of Project Specific Inspection and Test Plans (ITP) with coordination from team members, and solicit subcontractors’ inputs for their scopes of work
  • Assist in identifying quality inspection forms applicable to the project scope of work during the ITP process and require subcontractors to review the forms for their own use
  • Assist in conducting preconstruction start-up meetings with subtrades and suppliers to inform them of the project quality requirements
  • Train workers on-site, detailing the requirements of the PSQP
  • The majority of work is completed on job sites in an office trailer or existing on-site structure


Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Trade experience / certifications / diploma; degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of progressive construction experience. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity, the years of experience may vary and may require an ability to assist with more than one project at a time
  • Ability to make recommendations, take action, and make proactive decisions based on technical proficiency
  • Experience and acumen required to anticipate client requirements, work proactively regarding risk and claim management, and work with limited supervision
  • Experience and acumen required to correctly recognize and escalate issues as required
  • Solid presentation skills and verbal / written communication skills
  • Commitment to quality and safety, and ability to evaluate project-related processes
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • The candidate may need to relocate to other geographic office / site work locationsin British Columbia/ Alberta

If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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