Company Type

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Project QA Representative

South Africa - Gauteng


Job Summary

The Project QA Representatives provide guidance and support for the development, implementation, communication, maintenance and improvement of quality systems, policies and procedures for the project(s) they are allocated according to the company quality system and client requirements.

It will be expected from the QA Representative to provide support in other roles that may include, but not be limited to Procurement such as the on-boarding of sub-consultants, or any other tasks as defined and agreed to by Management and the QA Representative. This position reports to the Regional QA Lead in their region.

Responsibilities & Responsibilities

  • Ensure quality is implemented within the assigned project(s) in a consistent manner, including the document referencing consistency in line with the provided corporate integrated management systems (IMS).

  • Bring Quality Leadership within the assigned projects by acting as change agent to drive a continuous improvement culture.

  • Provide guidance to the assigned project(s) on quality matters and system implementation especially during project start up, including assistance on the preparation of project quality/management plans and other quality related documentation and where needed assist with the further customisation of the quality management system as per the project/client specific requirements whilst ensuring compliance to the corporate management system, including any IMS updates.

  • Provide subject matter expertise and consulting to managers and their teams to define and promote a customer-focused quality and improvement culture.

  • Provide guidance to the assigned project(s) regarding monitoring and collection of data to be used for the performance/ statistical reporting (KPI and trend analysis – systematic issues) made by the project team and ensure timely delivery thereof to the Regional QA Lead and EMIA QA Administrator Team. This may also include KPIs set within the assigned corporate office.

  • Provide guidance to the assigned project(s) regarding system improvement and other amendments presented by the corporate office and monitor/report on the project management team’s adherence. Highlight any specific elements affecting the IMS and present these to the Regional QA Lead immediately for EMIA review.

  • Assist the project team with the execution of their internal project audit programme (and region alike) and execute audits where needed on the assigned project(s) to ensure compliance with project requirements and the AECOM quality system. Liaise with the Regional QA Lead regarding encountered auditing issues and identified elements for improvement.

  • Carry out any assigned internal audits as requested by the Regional QA Lead.

  • Support external audits, where required.

  • Perform root-cause analysis (RCA) investigations and follow up/close out as needed.

  • Manage the implementation of the corporate quality awareness, inductions and trainings within the assigned project(s).

  • On-boarding of sub-consultants.


  • Ensure a safe working environment at all times.

  • Engage in demonstrable behaviour, including safety observations and hazard identification, to reinforce your commitment to safety.

  • Report any safety hazards or risks in a timely manner.

Specific Skills Required

  • Ability to perform independently.

  • Excellent working knowledge of industry practices/safety/quality management systems.

  • Excellent knowledge of management methods and specifications, including design control processes.

  • Experienced in statistical reporting including KPIs and trend analysis.

  • Ability to perform in a multi-cultural and time driven environment.

  • Excellent communication skills using English Language.

  • Thorough knowledge of ISO 9001 and the implementation thereof, with ISO 14001 and

Person Specification

  • Be a role model, who leads by example, demands the delivery of excellence and always gives focus on quality, safety and integrity.

  • Be impactful with strong interpersonal and management skills, through clear and frequent communications, be open to suggestions and drive the assigned teams on the execution of tasks to achieve results.

  • Be decisive, through prioritizing and focusing on the needs for achieving results and taking and accountability for actions taken, and ensure decision making is based on facts.

  • Be ethical; ability to work in the best interests of the business whilst remaining ethical and compliant.

  • Ability to drive and make things happen elevating challenges and opportunities to the Regional QA Lead.

  • Mobile when required and comfortable in travelling throughout the assigned region.

Minimum Requirements


  • 5 to 8 years’ experience within a similar role.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a certified Lead Auditor would be advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 as a plus.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Quality Assurance / Quality Controls

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181281BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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