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Granite Construction Quality Control Operations Supervisor (Heavy Civil Construction) in Chesapeake, Virginia

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General Summary

This position is primarily responsible for management of laboratories, including overseeing the lab testing process and supervising lab and field technicians/inspectors across multiple Areas or Large Projects. This position oversees all quality control procedures and is responsible for maintaining all laboratory accreditation programs (AMRL, ASTM, and State). This position may perform a minimum amount of sampling, testing, and inspection of construction materials in either a laboratory or field setting, not to exceed 10% of working time.

Essential Job Accountabilities


Supervise the job performance of two or more full time technicians (or the hour's equivalent of two full time technicians) to ensure optimum use of resources with emphasis on work schedules. Exercise discretion in evaluating job performance and determining appropriate corrective action. Analyze workflow, establish priorities, and delegate tasks to technical staff in order to meet deadlines.


Facilitate and assure effective and efficient collaboration and sharing of resources among Areas, Regions, and Large Projects.


Conduct interviews and performance evaluations. Provide management with recommendations for technician annual compensation increases.


Train technicians on sampling, testing, and inspection of construction materials to prepare them for additional certification.


Review and analyze sampling, testing, inspection and design results to both ensure quality standards are met including QC/QA projects and as a basis for overseeing technician job performance.


Oversee production personnel to ensure material process corrections are implemented.


Exercise discretion in evaluating and responding to customer service issues in order to ensure customer satisfaction levels are maintained.


Responsible for all facets of national accreditations (AMRL, ASTM), including meeting accreditation deadlines, identifying and exercising discretion in correcting lab deficiencies, maintaining laboratory standards, completing accreditation materials and coordinating facility and equipment maintenance.


Participate in and promote Granite's safety procedures to promote a safe working environment including compliance with OSHA and MSHA rules and regulations..


Perform a minimum amount of sampling, testing, and inspection of construction materials. This production activity must not constitute more than 10% of total working time in any workweek.



  • High school diploma required

  • Regional or State Agency certification for material being sampled, tested, inspected required

  • NICET III or equivalent certification required

Work Experience

  • 10+ years of related experience

  • Must have experience with VDOT

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to supervise technical staff

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive

  • Team player

  • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct on a daily basis.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here (

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America's largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you'll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.