Civil Engineer III – Quality Assurance

Job Category: Quality (QA & QC)
Job Type: Contract Full Time Temporary
Job Location: Honolulu County

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is responsible for the design and construction of Honolulu’s rail transit system. It is the largest infrastructure project in Hawaii and is the nation’s first fully-automated commuter rail system, so it is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first half of the rail system recently opened to the public. Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to downtown Honolulu.

HART seeks a dedicated self-starter to join our Quality Assurance/Quality Control team as Civil Engineer III – Quality Assurance. Under direction of the Director of Quality Assurance/Quality Control, the position is responsible to assist with implementing HART’s Quality Management Plan (QMP) and will provide substantive professional, technical and leadership assistance to ensure the QMP meets the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) requirements.

Get on board with HART if you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a professional and fast-paced environment!


HART is a part of the City and County of Honolulu, and its employees receive the full range of comprehensive benefits package, as provided by the City, and includes:

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during an election year.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care: Various health plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employee Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as pre-tax item.
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service.


All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing quality assurance oversight and monitoring for compliance of project engineering, procurements, construction, inspection, testing activities, and government regulatory requirements within the QMP.
  • Track and monitor corrective action records (CARs) identified through the corrective action system and in accordance with FTA requirements.
  • Develop requirements, flow down, and monitor the performance of quality audits as defined by the QMP.
  • Create, deploy and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), both leading and lagging, to assure the HART QMP is driving the goal of 100% First Pass Quality (FPQ) of all processes and products provided.
  • Document detailed and comprehensive reports of all problems, findings, observations and issues, work with other engineers and operators to solve and eliminate future occurrences.
  • Participate in reviews of designs, contracts, and procurement documents to verify that quality management issues and characteristics have been included.
  • Participate in the evaluation and disposition of non-conformances, deviations, and waivers involving the potential changes to design and quality requirements.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of presentations related to any Quality Management System / Plan for recurring progress to plan meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study.
  • At least one year of demonstrated use of root cause corrective action, systematic problem solving, or related problem solving experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Work Schedule and Location

  • Monday – Friday, 8-hour shift.
  • The work for this position is conducted in the HART offices, located in Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.  No telecommuting is allowed.
  • HART does not cover any relocation costs.  Must be able to reliably commute or relocate by first day of employment.

Salary Range

$ 60,912.00 – $71,280.00  annually

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