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Audit / Surveillance Specialist (110538)

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Talascend is currently seeking an Audit / Surveillance Specialist for a contract opportunity located in Waynesboro, GA.


This position reports and receives direct supervision from the Project Quality Manager and receives functional direction from the NS&E Manager of Quality.

This position participates in the implementation of the quality programs, independently performs complex professional assignments requiring the application of specialized and/or advanced quality principles. Direct personnel on activities pertaining to the quality program. This is a highly interactive position that requires communication with individual contributors, line management, and senior leadership. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with personnel at all levels in the project organization both individually, as well in large group settings. Makes contact with project and staff personnel in engineering, procurement, construction, supplier quality, admin services, start-up, project management, others, as required by assignments, to impart or obtain program compliance, and with client personnel when directed to impart and gather program information.

This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays. This position may require travel and additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.


Principle Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

Implements the Quality Audit and Surveillance Program.
Prepares quality audit/surveillance and assessment checklists and participates in quality audits and surveillances of the scope as an auditor, prospective lead auditor or a qualified lead auditor.
Monitors engineering, safety, environmental, procurement, construction, start-up and test, operations, and other activities related to the quality program/plan.
Reviews and monitors nonconforming conditions and associated corrective actions.
Reviews and reports on documents to ensure the inclusion of applicable quality requirements.
Identifies quality problems, recommends solutions, initiates documented actions and verifies implementation of solutions.
Reviews and reports on associated quality-related procedures and manuals for conformance to project quality management plan requirements.
Drafts quality procedures for review, approval and issue in accordance with approved procedures.
Reviews and reports on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established quality program.
Follows up on actions taken in response to audit findings to ensure adequacy of completed corrective actions.
Communicates and interacts with designated client quality personnel.
Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinates and others who assist on specific assignments. Reviews and checks work.
Works with other project or staff personnel to develop corrective action plans which assist in the resolution of complex issues.
Provides input into the development of standardized metrics and responds to engineering, construction, procurement and others who request guidance on implementation of quality requirements.
Reports to management on the effectiveness and implementation of Project Quality Program.
Analysis of audit and surveillance data to identify and drive project improvement actions.
Support management and coordination of project training activities.
Support client relations and communication for project quality program compliance initiatives and training.
Complete other duties as required in areas of quality in support of the project quality function.


Knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, start-up and test, or operations practices sufficient to comprehend specified engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, start-up and test, operations, and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of the quality principles and their application to the project.
Proficient at directing, facilitating and leading diverse teams to achieve timely deliverables.
Flexibility to respond to urgent requests and changing priorities.
Experience establishing, monitoring, and analyzing data and reporting results to management.
Demonstrated ability to motivate and influence change at all levels of the organization.
Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements and applicable standards surrounding the electrical nuclear discipline that impact the quality program.
Knowledge of the quality principles and programs and their application to other functions.
Knowledge of the application of corrective actions and nonconformance reporting and closure processes.
Strong oral and written communication skills and outstanding leadership, interpersonal skills and organizational abilities.
Must be a U.S Citizen/be able to work and remain in the US without sponsorship and have the ability to obtain and retain project security badge(s), as necessary for travel.
A recognized degree in an engineering or technical discipline or equivalent experience in fields of quality, engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or business administration.


Qualification as Lead Auditor, or ability to become qualified within 3 months.
Nuclear electrical experience.
Bachelorís degree in engineering from an accredited university.
Experience in facilitation of meetings.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background check and drug screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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