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Upstone Materials QHSE Field Coordinator in Edmonton, Canada

QHSE Field Coordinator

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.

Colas Canada is part of the Colas Group, a world leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. The Colas Group also has a network of companies in the USA.


The Field Quality Assurance and Quality Control Coordinator (QAQC) is responsible for managing and performing the daily QA and QC responsibilities of the project to ensure it is constructed in accordance with the project requirements and all applicable codes and standards. The QAQC role includes direct oversight and review of the subcontractor's documentation and QC activities onsite. The QAQC works with other in-house personnel (i.e. Project Coordinators, Construction Coordinators, Field Review Monitors, etc.) and external personnel (independent testing agencies, third parties, subcontractors, etc.) to produce and document a quality product. The QAQC reports directly to the Construction Quality Manager.

Main Responsibilities

Review construction performance to ensure early identification of variances and deficiencies

• Ensure early identification and documentation of non-conformities through regular surveillance audits, site walkdowns, and other forms of QC activities

• Support external ISO 9001 regulation and assessment audit programs.

• Support and assist in all external and internal audits.

• Hold project team accountable for quality control program requirements and the overall Quality Manual.

• Review, approve and develop Inspection and Testing Plans (ITP) and their associated checklists and inspection forms

• Perform and document regular surveillance audits to ensure adherence to the ITP program

• Ensure that all personnel working on the project understand the code and specification requirements applicable to their specific scope of work

• Manage and provide necessary guidance to Quality Inspectors and Field Technicians.

• Review quality records for accuracy and completeness.

• Monitor and evaluate the subcontractors' performance and report to the Construction Quality Manager.

• Manage the material receiving process to ensure all received materials are in conformance with the approved submittal, stored and handled properly.

• Review and monitor the disposition and status of all issued nonconforming reports and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the associated corrective actions

• Recommend and implement improvements when required.


Minimum 5 years of direct construction inspection experience on major LRT Or similar projects.

• Certified in Alberta or other jurisdiction as either a Professional Engineer, or a certified Engineering Technologist.

• Good knowledge and experience in the implementation of problem-solving methodology and performance of Root Cause Analysis (i.e. 6 Sigma)

• Good knowledge and experience in ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

• Knowledge of Canadian Building Codes, CSA and ASTM codes

• Experience with the Authority Having Jurisdiction to reach mutually agreeable solutions to technical issues or field issues

• Thorough knowledge of general construction methods and construction codes

• Thorough knowledge of general construction methods and construction codes

• Understand the requirements of fire-related construction requirements.

• Strong organizational skills

• Proficiency in MS Office and Quality Management systems.

• Detail oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Valid driver's license, preferably with clean abstract.

Must be able to negotiate the terrain of an in-process construction site, including at heights, outdoors, climbing stairs and ladders, using aerial lift, as required.

Colas Canada Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Colas Canada Inc. employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.