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Quality Assurance Manager

KDG Construction Consulting is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to support the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) currently underway at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The Assurance Quality Manager should have a background in APM (Automated People Mover) or light rail and will be responsible for aspects of the LAMP quality program. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Program Executives and Management to develop, implement and manage the Quality Program for LAMP, including design and construction phases of each element as well as the program-wide Quality Program. Ensure adherence to established design and construction quality standards and practices
  • Management of owner's quality management team for each element during the mobilization, implementation and closeout phases. Lead the quality team towards achieving long-term vision and objectives
  • Develop and manage quality training programs
  • Review, approval and direction of quality organizations, personnel, manual, audits, and compliance with agency requirements are critical activities. Evaluation and measurement of design and construction project management processes for conformance to established quality standards.
  • With assistance from subordinate staff, manage and oversee developers'/contractors' quality programs for each element: 
    • Management of LAWA's independent quality monitoring processes and programs for all LAMP elements
    • Identification, documentation, reporting of design and construction quality deficiencies.
    • Work pro-actively with project managers and other team members for each element as necessary to resolve all design and construction quality issues
  • Lead and drive continued process improvements
  • Authority to shut down project activities

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • 15+ years of related design and construction quality management experience with 2+ years directly supporting large scale APM (Automated People Mover) or light rail programs with a minimum value of $500 million
  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Business or related field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License required
  • Proficient with CMAR, design build, and traditional project delivery methods; in depth knowledge of the contracting relationships and typical contracting terms between the general contractor and all other parties
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and disciplines, construction technologies and job site construction management and OSHA


About KDG: KDG currently provides Project Management and Construction Management (PM/CM) services to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) at LAX. KDG's employees work alongside the LAWA staff to support new construction and improvement projects, including airside, landside, terminal, and infrastructure work.

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