Quality Specialist IV

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1191697

Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - Midstream

Function Quality

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 19, 2023

Airswift is working with one of our major oil and gas clients to find a Quality Specialist to join their team on a 1-year contract in Edmonton, AB.


  • Assess Company, Engineering Consultants, and Construction Contractors’ quality management efforts.
  • Consult with and direct project quality coordinators to ensure that quality management plans and dependent systems and procedures are developed and implemented to assure compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Assess the effectiveness of quality planning to ensure that process controls and requisite product and service verification and inspection arrangements are established and adequately resourced for the project.
  • Confirm that effective, risk-based, internal and external assessment programs are implemented on the projects.
  • Directs and assists in the implementation of quality management systems.
  • Assists and provides advice regarding the development and management of consultant and contractor quality plans.
  • Coaches and mentors project quality personnel to support project QMP implementation
  • Provides direction to the project teams regarding the recruitment of quality staff in verification and inspection roles.
  • Supports in-house education, promotion and awareness programs relating to improving the company's Major Projects quality management strategies and practices.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of pipeline-related technology, regulatory requirements, engineering and construction practices and pipeline project control systems, and identifies opportunities for improved quality management and project execution strategies.

Working conditions:

  • Office environment with moderate travel (20%) to contractor locations and manufacturer facilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible pipeline-related engineering experience, including at least two years of quality management.
  • RABQSA Registered Principal or Lead Auditor QMS or equivalent
  • Detailed familiarity with the ISO 9000 series of standards.
  • Strong technical knowledge of project quality management techniques and tools, and of the principles and practices of quality management and the implementation and improvement of management systems. PMI PMP preferred.
  • The ability to apply root cause problem-solving / process improvement techniques. Certification in a discipline such as Six Sigma or 8D Problem Solving is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in Canada related to pipeline design and construction.

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