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Quality Control Manager - Federal / Military Construction 


Russell is a professional services firm providing construction and development services across the Midwest. Since its inception in 1983, Russells culture promotes a collaborative work environment that strives to exceed our clients expectations and provide life-time career opportunities for our professionals.

Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, with offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas, Russell has delivered more than $1 billion in projects across 32 states. We remain a market leader in our core markets, including new construction and complex additions and renovations.

At Russell, we are creating more than a project - we are building great people, relationships, and communities.

Life at Russell

The number one response we receive when we ask our team members what they like about Russell is the culture. Russell team members describe working here as being more flexible than any place theyve ever worked. They feel supported and support each other. They have fun. They are empowered to get their work done how they see fit. And most of all, they know they can continue their careers here because of the rich development tools available to them. Life at Russell is full of opportunities.

How Youll Contribute

As a Quality Control Manager, you will help us reach our strategic growth goals by performing quality control responsibilities and ensuring client satisfaction.

We are currently seeking Construction Quality Control Managers to work on federal construction projects. Specifically, those with federal government general contracting experience on various project types to include new building construction, design-build, building renovations, etc. The Quality Control Manager (QCM) is responsible for managing and performing the daily QC responsibilities to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with the established minimum standards and specifications. The QCM role includes direct oversight and review of the entire documentation and physical inspection phase of the workflow process and coordination with personnel, subcontractors, suppliers, and clients to provide and document a quality product. The QCM will be a position required to be on the project site at all times during physical work activities. The QCSM will be an individual within an onsite work organization who will be responsible for overall management of project QC and have the authority to act in all QC matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads planning, development, and implementation of the Quality Control Management Plan and system for all work divisions from notice to proceed through final customer acceptance.
  • Establishes and leads quality control initiatives, activities, and corrective actions.
  • Reviews project specifications for project quality requirements and ensures work performed on-site complies with contract requirements.
  • Reviews shop drawings and submittals for conformance with project specifications by direct review and by leveraging the knowledge and experience of others in the project team when necessary. Coordinate the approval of material submittals and track the status of approval to completion.
  • Conducts weekly QC meetings with the superintendent and provides daily QC reports as described in project contract documents.
  • Manages Non-Conformance Notices and the Request for Information process through corrective action.
  • Manages and resolves issues in conjunction with the project superintendent and the project manager.
  • Records daily quality control observations on all construction activities in daily inspection logs and takes photos of the progress.
  • Creates, updates and maintains project submittal logs and all other project-specific quality control reports.
  • Conducts preparatory, initial and follow-up meetings to establish an understanding of the standards of Construction desired for each definable feature of work. Verifies and documents that all materials received for the project are in conformance with approved submittals, and contract specifications. Verifies all onsite materials are handled and stored properly for use on the project.
  • Conducts pre-construction meetings with the superintendent and all subcontractors prior to the start of each new phase of work.
  • Documents and maintains project-specific test and inspection logs. Ensures testing facilities, laboratories, and equipment conform to specification requirements. Verifies testing procedures meet requirements, calibrations are current, and reviews/verify test reports meet contract requirements.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers to ensure that the Three-Phase Process is integrated into project schedules.
  • Provide oversight to subcontractors, clients, and project team members to ensure that construction activities are completed according to design.
  • Conducts follow-up inspections to verify all work is being performed in accordance with the contract documents, pertinent building codes & practices and the approved project submittals (Desired results come from what is inspected, not what is expected).
  • Coordinates and documents the testing and commissioning of building systems.
  • Records and distributes Contractor punch list items, Government punch list items, and verifies their completion prior to Final inspection.
  • Documents final inspections, certificates of occupancy, and acceptance of completed work.
  • Maintains the project "as-built" drawings on a daily basis.
  • Assembles and submits project closeout documents that include O&M manuals, as-builts and warranties.
  • Stops work, if necessary, to resolve matters that affect safety or quality.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • A graduate of a four-year accredited college or university program in one of the following disciplines: Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Building Construction, or Building Science; related field or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement.
  • Familiar with the requirements of USACE EM 385-1-1, and experience in the areas of hazard identification, safety compliance, and sustainability.
  • Must have 5+ years relevant construction experience as a Quality Control Supervisor or Project Superintendent for medium ($10 million or more) construction projects.
  • USACE Construction Quality Management certificate, REQUIRED
  • Experience with OSHA and USACE EM 385-1-1
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess a working knowledge of RMS (Resident Management Systems), Bluebeam, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and RMS.
  • Must have a good understanding of applicable construction laws for local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to communicate in written and oral formats with clients, solve problems, and attention to detail with proper paperwork.
  • Ability to prioritizes and organizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines.
  • Works with others to achieve team goals.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of construction means and methods.


  • 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course, preferred
  • First Aid and CPR, preferred
  • Competent Person Training, preferred
  • Procore software is preferred.



EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying for employment at Russell please contact us at (563) 459-4600 or This contact is for accommodation request only and can’t be used to inquire about status of an application.

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