Profession construction quality manager

Construction quality managers make sure the quality of the work meets standards set in the contract, as well as minimum legislative standards. They establish procedures to check quality, perform inspections, and propose solutions to quality shortcomings.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Construction product regulation

    Regulations on construction products quality standards applied throughout the European Union.

  • Total quality control

    The quality control philosophy that expects each part to be of top quality, without any tolerance for subpar materials or methods. The mindset of striving to deliver top quality work without compromises.

  • Building materials industry

    Supplier, brands and types of products and goods available on the market of building materials.

  • Design principles

    The elements used in design such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, space, form, texture, colour, light, shade and congruence and their application into practice.

  • Statistical quality control

    Quality control by sampling the appropriate number of items per lot to obtain a statistically significant result. Sampling the materials and determining their quality, either accepting or rejecting it, or rating it.

Skills

  • Communicate with external laboratories

    Communicate with the external analytical laboratories in order to manage the required external testing process.

  • Advise on construction materials

    Provide advice on and test a wide range of construction materials.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Check compatibility of materials

    Make sure the materials are fit to be used together, and if there are any foreseeable interferences.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Write specifications

    Write documents where the expected characteristics of a product or service are specified. Make sure all necessary properties of the product or service are covered. Balance the level of detail with the need for flexibility.

Optional knowledge and skills

evaluate employees work maintain work area cleanliness contract law monitor construction site organise quality circle conduct quality control analysis test construction material samples supervise staff review construction projects construction methods review construction plans authorisations energy performance of buildings make time-critical decisions work in a construction team energy efficiency evaluate budgets