Quality Manager

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1190624

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 21, 2023

Airswift is looking for a Quality Manager to work for a major LNG Client in Houston, TX, for a 1-year assignment likely to be extended.

The Quality Manager will develop and review contractor systems and oversee the implementation of the project quality system requirements to ensure that the EPC Contractor achieves the project quality objectives. This role will manage Quality Assurance (QA) activities aimed at achieving compliance to all LNG/Net Zero Solutions (LNG/NZS) technical specifications and standards, LNG/NZS good business and industry standard practices in order to minimize rework and delays, attain the high safety standards and achieve clear and definitive equipment and vendor inspections plans aimed at establishing construction and system effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities



Estimated % of Time

Manages overall Functional and Project quality system implementation and compliance with applicable LNG and industry codes and standards.


Ensures effective inspection performance by EPC Contractor through evaluating and challenging inspection findings in vendors shops and in the field construction.


Reviews for acceptance all contractor quality systems documentation, ensuring compliance with quality system requirements, with particular respect to Engineering QA Audits, and Construction/Commissioning Quality Control (QC) inspection and test plans.


Provides guidance and technical support to the project Quality team for safe performance in quality management beginning with engineering, leading to procurement - including inspection of fabrication processes and procedures - and construction / commissioning processes, procedures, and execution.


Establishes, coordinates and participates in audit schedule with the onsite EPC Contractor and with major fabricators.


Acts as subject-matter expert on inspection techniques and methods for LNG/NZS facilities.


Oversees selected Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)  activities, reviews radiographs etc.


Ensures effective use of Inspection Test Plans (ITPs) and related documents in all quality monitoring activities.


Ensures effective implementation of non-conformance and deviation control systems.


Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Fiscal/Budget Responsibilities

Education Level


Required/ Preferred

Bachelor's Degree

Quality Management, Engineering or related field.



Years of Experience


Required/ Preferred

Quality Management experience in the LNG/NZS sector of the energy industry.


Demonstrated experience in monitoring EPC Contractor Quality Management processes, plans, procedures, and performance.


Experience with LNG export facilities, LNG receiving facilities, LNG ship loading systems, large concrete reinforced structures, jetty structures and marine breakwater.


Experience in vendor monitoring of LNG/NZS equipment fabrication and testing facilities.


Experience in all phases of LNG projects, including FEED, Detail Design, Commissioning and Start-up.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to quality.


Thorough knowledge of project management and execution processes and differences in application across projects/locations. May travel to manufacturer facilities to perform equipment reviews.


Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify and resolve complex situations and problems within area of expertise; issues may go beyond primary discipline.


Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, control, coordinate, and effectively manage cross-functional assignments and projects.


Demonstrated proficiency in referencing, researching, reporting, tracking, and monitoring of activities and documents.


Good verbal and written communication skills.


Team player with demonstrated ability to influence a team to focus reviews on compliance to project specifications and LNG/NZS best industry practices to deliver excellence in the quality of the work.

Other Qualifications
MANAGEMENT  ASSOCIATE COMPETENCIES (Please place an X in the box for all that apply):

Definitions are available in the guidelines provided.

x Safety  Environmental Orientation x Leading People.
× Interpersonal Skills/Behaviors × Business Knowledge.
× Openness × Critical Thinking Skills.
× Focus on Performance × Financial Understanding.
Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

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