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Construction Quality Manager

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0036289
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Construction Quality Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Oakland, California.

About Us:

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.


  • Follow the work progress of all Construction activities to accurately oversee Hitachi and Subcontractor quality standards.
  • Monitoring work progress to ensure that deadlines are met and that quality standards are upheld.
  • Training and overlooking subcontractors on construction specification, policies, and procedures, including safety measures, to make sure high-quality installation are executed.
  • Conducting regular audits of production lines or departments to ensure compliance with company standards and BART requirements.
  • Managing the construction activities related to quality involving a team of employees working on specific tasks towards common goals.
  • Reviewing employee performance to determine whether they are meeting construction specification requirements or making improvements needed to meet construction specification.
  • Providing guidance and support to employees and/or subcontractors in their work teams to ensure that they are performing their jobs effectively.
  • Evaluating potential hazards in the workplace and recommending solutions to unsafe conditions
  • Monitoring and reporting on employee productivity to ensure that goals are being met.
  • Supporting the Construction Manager in quality audit related to the field installation.
  • Establishing the Quality control program of the project by performing the required inspections and providing the necessary documentation to assure that acceptable quality has been achieved.
  • Specifying and controlling the quality of work performed by STS Subcontractors for the installation and construction scope.
  • Performing all Quality control inspections and tests as necessary to ensure compliance with Contract requirements.
  • Managing and perform all the quality control activities specified in the Construction Specifications
  • Creating Quality checklists which shall be a subset of and be based upon the Technical Specifications and shall manage QC checklists in the requirements management database.
  • Creating the Quality Control Plan and the Inspection and Test Plan for the project.
  • Maintaining and managing all the Quality Control records for the project in Procore.

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 -7 years of relevant and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing subcontractors and key stakeholders on projects.
  • Detailed knowledge of Design-Build projects.
  • Understanding of Construction quality standards
  • Ability to familiarize with contractual documents such as construction specification.
  • Excellent communication skills toward the client and to relay information back to subcontractor
  • Able to meet deadlines and successfully handle pressures associated with site construction works.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, peers, and third parties.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business information.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Construction and installation of rail transit systems or other complex systems in urban environments.
  • Effective Partnering and Teaming skills.
  • Technical writing.
  • Construction Management software such as procore.
  • MS Office tools.


Engineering or industrial management background. Relevant knowledge to ensure that the company is producing high-quality installation and documents that meet customer expectations.


  • Written and spoken English proficiency.

In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.

The salary range for this position is $131,000 - $218,000 per year.  Final pay is determined by the candidate’s experience, skillset and ability level, internal equity and location.

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at 
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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