Quality Manager in Projects

Job Description

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Our Culture:

At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, advise their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Position Overview

The mission of the Quality Manager in Projects (QMiP) is to act as a specialist and support the Project Manager (PM) as a partner by planning, supervising, ensuring and reporting of appropriate activities with regards to failure prevention and effective actions (both proactive and reactive). The QMiP acts as a catalyst for continuous improvement in all project phases by presenting lessons learned from other projects and through process improvement.

Of importance is the authority to intervene at any stage in the project, in the case of non-conformance in delivery and project results or any jeopardization of the project results, i.e. indication of incorrect situations and critical issues as and when required. For this particular project, we would be interested in candidates that have experience in managing multi-sites with international exposure, as you will coordinate with other Quality professionals in both Germany and Spain, as well as across other internal divisions. Due to the nature of the project, this role will be based out of Las Vegas, NV.

Responsibilities

The scope of the job incorporates all project-related activities to meet the targeted results with regard to quality with respect to requirements. It covers quality management throughout the entire lifecycle of product development, from a use case and requirement clarification, design, software development, hardware development, test, validation, field test and pilot projects.

The main tasks are:

Quality Management System: (a) define and implement a QM system for project-specific application in accordance with the overall QM system; (b) support project management in planning and securing milestone results; (c) cooperate with business unit QM and other functions e.g. environmental protection, health and safety at work.

Quality planning: Establish and supervise project-specific quality plan and define quality targets based on project critical factors and define methods/tools based on HQ standards. Progress and results should be verifiable based on (a) project factors, (b) quality related KPIs or key figures, (c) defined target values or characteristics as per project target agreement (PM agreement) to be achieved.

Quality reporting: Report quality status, quality incidents and root-cause-analysis to Project Management (PM), business unit QM and other defined parties, jointly with the PM team, based on determined critical metrics, key figures and specified characteristics. Communicate quality targets to all people affected or involved. Escalate project-endangering situations as set forth in the mission of the function and if relevant, to the head of the business unit.

Customer integration: Ensure adherence to processes by a) analyzing and supervising fulfillment of contractual and committed requirements b) managing professional feedback to and from the customer, c) handling complaints.

Quality in processes and projects: Ensure execution of quality plan and quality gate processes through active involvement in readiness checks and participation in quality gate meetings. Reject releases e.g. at quality gates in case of non-conformity and ensure the initiation and closure of corrective actions. Report and escalate as set forth in the mission of the function.

Continuous improvement: Support the planning, initiation and coordination of continuous improvement actions for all phases of the project. Ensure good practice sharing and feedback of experience e.g. through continuous improvement workshops (esp. lessons learned) and project assessments.

Quality-based supplier management: Plan and ensure the required quality level of the project-specific supply chain (internal & external) with the focus on specifications and interface definitions. This includes the support of Purchasing in the application of supplier-related procedures, such as selection, qualification, development, integration, supervision and auditing.

Qualification on quality: Identify qualification requirements and initiate training for project employees with regards to knowledge of quality methods to be applied, process awareness and expert knowledge.

Audits and assessments: Plan and conduct project audits, assessments, reviews and participate in status meetings. Ensure implementation of (improvement) measures.

Support of Safety: Planning and preparation of quality management reports in line with EN 50129 as groundwork for the safety case, as required by projects.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • 10-15 years’ experience in quality management of sophisticated systems and products
  • Experience with product development with both system and software and hardware content
  • System and software development processes and methods for vital, safety related and non-vital applications
  • Experience with quality management and configuration management tools (e.g., Quality Center, ClearCase, ClearQuest, test management tools, defect management tools, requirements management tools, Doors, Rational Team Center, etc.)
  • Experience in the configuration of tools for creation of metrics and reports
  • Collaboration and management skills

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to coordinate, integrate, and handle input and work across multiple entities and locations
  • Working in international environment

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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