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Area/Project SQ Supervisor

Requisition ID:  253795

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/18/2022



What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business - Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.

Position Overview

This role will perform primarily area supervision of third party personnel to begin with but will gradually increase in project supvervisory work which may require working in the Brisbane office. This role will require frequent domestic travel and potentially some international travel.


This is a casual position (approx. 20 hours per week) with potential for hours to increase. There is also potential this will convert in to a permanent role in the future.

Hours worked are completely flexible - set your own schedule!


What you bring

  • Supervises the administration of Procurement Supplier Quality activities related to designated small to medium sized projects where one or more additional Supplier Quality Specialists are required to accomplish the work.

  • Distributes the work and delegates specific tasks to the Supplier Quality Specialists, performing an integral part of the work as time permits.

  • Monitors the activities of the Area Supplier Quality Specialists through review of shop surveillance reports.

  • Reviews the department’s scope of work for the project and prepares job-hour estimates and budget to include technical and non-technical administrative support and monitors expenditures against approved budgets.

  • Prepares project Supplier Quality procedures and operating instructions, as necessary and supervises the administration of these procedures.

  • Represents the Supplier Quality department at the project level, and is directly involved with project bid clarification and post-award meetings, project reviews, and problems related to supplier quality.

  • Assists the project team in the development and/or interpretation of technical specifications that fulfill the objectives of the project and Customer.  

  • Participates with engineering, quality assurance and construction organizations in development of cross-functional and proactive approach to mitigation of supplier performance issues.  

  • Provides input for process improvements that minimize risk of manufacturing and testing issues on complex commodities.  

  • Researches and summarizes data and populates established project and procedural performance metrics.  

  • Develops project specific metrics for implementation as deemed useful by the project team.  

  • Provides metric reports to the Supplier Quality Manager.

  • Performs capability assessment surveys and quality system audits on project behalf.  

  • Makes recommendations to project regarding suitability of supplier based upon results of surveys and./or audits.  

  • Participates on project behalf in meetings and teleconferences with suppliers for the purposes of performance improvement, resolution of specific issues and to highlight and address performance trends that indicate potential negative impact to project objectives.  

  • Evaluates supplier performance records; provides data and information to the project relative to continued or serious supplier performance issues; and recommends issuance of supplier warnings or advisories where appropriate.

  • Monitors compliance to Project/GBU procedures and Provides Trend/Backcharge data to the Project Procurement Manager (PPM).  

  • Supervisors assigned to an AREA as opposed to a Project are responsible for the following:

    • Administers policies, procedures and personnel matters for Supplier Quality Representatives (SQRs).  

    • Provides supervision direction and technical support to SQRs in performance of quality surveillances and supplier evaluation.  

    • Establishes workload distribution for SQRs.  

  • Coordinates with Project Supplier Quality Supervisors/Project Supplier Quality Representative (PSQS/PSQRs) for assignment of SQRs to manage surveillance assignments.

  • Monitors the effective and consistent execution of SQ activities, policies, & procedures as implemented by SQRs. Evaluates personnel performance. Administers examinations, conduct eye examinations, certify and re-certify SQRs as delegated by the Corporate Supplier Quality Manager. 


About you

  • Prior supervisory experience or training in personnel evaluation and administration, assignment and monitoring of workloads and in supervision and training of technical personnel.

  • Planning inspections and tests

  • Supervising or maintaining surveillance over the inspections and tests

  • Evaluating the validity and acceptability of inspection and test results

  • Previous in-shop quality surveillance or related experience with equipment or materials common to the Bechtel marketplace.


Our commitment
Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust  among others. These values help define our culture and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military, or veteran, marital or disability status.


Candidates will be appropriately qualified, demonstrate a strong safety focus and value the development and maintenance of client relationships. Sound communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team environment are essential.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with global opportunities, then this could be the role for you.

About us

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.