CQA Technician in Houston

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Houston, Texas View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as CQA Technician in Houston Texas. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Houston.


Position : CQA Technician

Work location : Houston, Texas

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Our Business
We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a CQA Technician for our Houston, Texas office.  The successful candidate will conduct Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) observation and testing services for earthen and geosynthetic containment systems for a variety of local and national solid waste facilities.  
Your Impact

Field testing and sampling of soil, aggregate and concrete materials
Conducting field investigations and environmental sampling programs
Geosynthetics monitoring and testing
Construction observation and documentation
Review and comprehension of construction specifications
Document interpretation to ensure projects are completed in accordance with project design drawings and technical specifications
Interaction with contractors and owners in a positive and constructive manner to solve issues that arise during construction
Assist with other field activities as needed including but not limited to geophysical surveys, stormwater and groundwater sampling, surveying, etc.
Participation and contribution to daily safety meetings
Legal and safe operation of vehicle on behalf of the company
Work collaboratively with other professionals, scientists, engineers, inspectors, project control, and technicians on assigned inspection phases, checks, and tasks.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required.
5 years of relevant experience
Prior experience as a field technician in construction quality assurance (CQA) preferred.
The ability to perform all duties within established deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Position will benefit from the understanding of civil and geotechnical engineering design and background in earthworks construction including the ability to read and understand technical civil design drawings and technical specifications.
Travel, including travel for extended assignments is required.
Daily report writing and construction documentation is required.
The ability to communicate constructively with contractors, owners and WSP Project Managers is essential.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and walk up/down slopes.
Must be able to work up to 12-hours outdoors in hot or cold environments safely.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
Ability to provide input and feedback to others in the field such as subcontractors and work colleagues to consistently complete tasks safely, efficiently, and accurately according to specifications.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in closely related discipline is preferred.
At least 1 year of field and/or construction experience
An understanding of civil and geotechnical engineering design and background in earthworks construction including the ability to read and understand technical civil design drawings and technical memos
Exposure to GIS or Civil 3D, and other data analysis tools
NICET, ACI, GRI Certification, MSHA and OSHA 40 hour Hazwoper training and certificate #LI

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 50%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-TX-Houston

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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