Quality Director

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Riyadh
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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Quality Director to join our team! In this role, you will join a leading professional engineering, construction, and cost management team working on a major mixed use / hospitality project in the Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

What You'll Be Doing:

    Provides Parsons Quality Systems leadership using the ISO 9001 Standard as a basis for process development and optimization, procedure development, data collection and reporting, and Quality Systems training. Directs and facilitates efforts to initiate (and maintain) GBU/ Regional/ Project ISO 9001 QMS certification.
    Implements the defined Parsons’ Corrective Action/ Preventive Action and Non-conformance tracking program
    development including defining requirements and future administration and support of a unified, global
    system to include tracking of NCR’s, CAR’s, Audit Findings, etc. Conducts global Quality Systems audits and
    facilitates associated corrective actions.
    Collaborates with the Vice President of Quality and Compliance for each business unit, in facilitating
    Global Quality Leadership programs, achieving present Quality objectives, setting future Quality objectives and
    providing input and coordinating output from the Global Quality Management Reviews. Provides continued
    expertise and improvement for the Parsons’ Quality Management System.
    Provides leadership, guidance and training to Quality personnel; monitors performance, and identifies skills,
    training, and capabilities needed for Quality activities. Develops and provides consistent quality training
    programs to key Resource Center personnel including direct reports. Provides Quality support in the Parsons
    Guidance Document Development Program initiative. Supports staffing requirements in the Regional Units,
    and provides leadership in the training needs of related Offices, Projects and Facilities.
    Participates in the interview and selection process (including hiring recommendations), and makes staffing assignments in accordance with schedule requirements. Conducts performance evaluations and makes appropriate recommendations for required actions, including recommendations for advancement, changes in status, or disciplinary action. Manages the salary administration process, including preparing the annual salary plan and recommending salary actions for merit increases and/or promotions.
    Directs preparation, issues and maintains GBU/ Regional and/or project Quality program manual(s) and
    procedures in compliance with Parsons and customers’ quality requirements, and ensures that these are
    implemented effectively.
    Ensures that Parsons and customers’ quality requirements are met for products and services provided, by
    verifying compliance with quality standards and quality program requirements. Acts as a liaison with
    customers, contractors and/or internal departments on quality related matters. Interfaces with other GBU/
    Regional Quality Managers as member of Corporate Quality Working Group to maintain the PACE Quality
    Guide and advance the overall performance of quality at Parsons.
    Identifies and reports to executive management, quality issues or trends based on data from a variety of
    sources. Provides input to management on organization performance metrics, and process or procedural
    system improvements.
    Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Quality discipline or related field (or equivalent work experience) and typically 20+ years of related work experience in the field of Quality, including 10+ years experience in a management capacity. Requires proven experience in directing and implementing quality management systems and standards specified by ISO 9000, ASME, ANSI, ASTM and similar organizations. Lead Auditor Certification (ISO 9001 or equal) or ASQ certification (CMQ/CQE). Active membership in a nationally-recognized Quality organization.
    Professional Engineer registration or Chartered Engineer. Other related certifications may include, but are not limited to: Building Inspector, NQA-1 (nuclear auditor), NDT (ASNT), Welding Inspector (AWS), DOT. Possesses working knowledge of more than one area of industry such as infrastructure, government, aviation, process, or transportation.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Strong leadership and management skills, excellent written and verbal communication, strong analytical, problem solving, and risk assessment skills. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, conduct presentations (including public presentations) to management, clients, and customers, and interface effectively with a diverse group of professionals. Strong interpersonal skills to work with other departments in a tactful and effective manner. Strong attention to detail.
    Ability to direct and manage team members with day to day activities as well as special projects to assure timely completion.
    Requires extensive knowledge of Quality Management practices, processes and current technology. Strong working knowledge of ISO Quality Management Systems Standards. Proficiency in analyzing situations in business terms, i.e. ROI, cost per unit, etc.
    Possesses computer proficiency with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Visio. Project Planning skills are essential.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

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Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

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