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Construction Quality Control Manager



Quality Assurance
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.
The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.
This position reports to the Senior Safety and Quality Manager, or another management personnel that the President/Senior Vice President of the Company may designate. This position is located in Irvine (or remote) and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. This position is expected to travel up to 40%.


  • Manage the Quality Control programs by designing and implementing robust solutions to mitigate defined Quality Control risks across the lifecycle of the PV Power Plants and BESS Plants, especially during construction. Quality Control programs include among others supervision, auditing, inspections, and management review.
  • Ensure the Quality Control programs are up to date and in compliance with QCELLS USA standards, and Local, State and Federal Regulations.
  • Develop Site-Specific Quality Plans, including the associated inspection and Test Plans.
  • Verify in-field activities at various PV Power and BESS Plant locations.
  • Prepare site-specific Quality Control Verification Checklists.
  • Develop work instructions to ensure that quality control processes are in place for each key activity performed on site.
  • Monitor the status of deficiencies (Non-Conformance and Quality Incident Reports), ensure root cause analyses are carried out and corrective actions are defined and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly Quality reports as required by management and contractual requirements with customers.
  • Responsible for relevant quality communications regarding best practices, lessons learned, updates to the field, recent events, regional newsletters, update on quality incidents and end of project value added summaries.
  • Manage all construction quality processes with our general contractors, electrical/mechanical trades and commissioning agents.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to plan Quality requirements and develop Quality Audit plans.
  • Identify Quality Training needs and design and deliver Quality Training for our employees and stakeholders.
  • Create a quality culture of continuous improvement that enhances company efficiency and project quality.
  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.


  • 3 years of experience designing and implementing programs to manage Quality operational risks,
  • 3 years of experience preparing Inspection and Test Plans, Quality Inspection Checklists, Work instructions and/or Methods of Statements.
  • 3 years of experience identifying Quality Training Needs, designing Training Programs and delivering Quality Training.
  • Experience in Quality Auditing and in-field quality management
  • Knowledge of Building Codes, National Electrical Code, and ASTM Standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering, or related field OR, diploma and equivalent experience.
  • Experience with ISO 9001, ISO14001 or ISO 45001 preferred.
  • NABCEP certified preferred (PVIP, PVSI, PVCMS).
  • Experience working as both a subcontractor and a self-performing Contractor preferred.
  • Quality, energy and construction experience preferred.
  • Excellent collaboration and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of PV Solar Plants structural, electrical, mechanical and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) equipment preferred.
  • Experience with Smartsheets, E-Builder, Procore OR related Project Management software preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
· Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
· Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
· Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
· Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
· Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
· Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
· Travel: review above travel requirement for this position
· Regular professional, office business setting
· Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
· Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
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