Program Chemist / Chemical QA Manager
ERRG - San Francisco, CA

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Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Inc. (ERRG) is a full service environmental remediation and construction firm led and managed by seasoned professionals with years of experience providing a broad scope of engineering, remediation, construction, military munitions response (MMR), and emergency preparedness services.

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The Program Chemist / QA Manager will act as the Program Quality Assurance Manager for select DoD ID/IQ contracts and provide internal quality assurance surveillance during implementation of the CTOs. The Program Chemist /QA Manager may also serve in the role of contractor Project Chemist providing coordination and quality assurance surveillance of laboratory services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As Program Quality Manager

Develop, maintain, and enforce the QA program, oversight of analytical laboratory program, analytical database management, and perform field and laboratory QA audits.

Approve project-specific Method Quality Objectives (MQD) that will meet the project-specific performance standards.

Verify appropriateness of sampling procedures, analytical; methods, and laboratory quality systems.

Approve the final Work Plan and/or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP).

Coordinate field and laboratory quality assurance surveillance, per contract specifications.

Notify the Government QAM of any problems or nonconformance issues.

Direct the performance of data reviews, per contract specifications.

Monitor corrective actions.

Implement and maintain programmatic QC systems. Provide and maintain an effective QC system for the contract.

Prepare letters of direction to other various QC representatives outline duties, authorities, and responsibilities.

Monitor QC activities to ensure conformance with authorized policies, procedures, and sound construction practices, as well as recommending improvements, as necessary.

Perform inspections and surveillances of PCR-ERRG JV and its subcontractor’s project activities to ensure that project procedures, plans, specifications, and other appropriate documents are being followed.

Inform, identify, and resolve nonconformance in accordance with the requirements of QCPP. The Program QAM has the authority to stop work when nonconformance is identified. The work will remain stopped until the nonconformance is addressed to the satisfaction of the Program QAM.

Concur with Nonconformance Report (NCR) dispositions and maintain a system for tracking and analyzing NCRs.

Function as a liaison with client quality personnel.

Ensure that reports, logs, permits, regulatory-required documentation, manufacturers’ instruction, warrantees, standard procedures, and project plans are maintained and stored in a retrievable manner, and that controlled copies of standard procedures and project plans are available to all appropriate personnel.

As Contractor Project Chemist

Ensure analytical data collected over the course of the CTP comply with the requirements of this QCPP and the task order specific sampling and analysis plan.

Define project-specific MDQ’s that will meet the project-specific performance standards.

Determine appropriateness of sampling and analytical methods and laboratory quality systems.

Oversee preparation of sampling and testing portions of the Work Plan.

Verify laboratory qualifications.

Make recommendations for laboratory selection.

Coordinate with the laboratory during contract execution.

Notify the Contractor QAM of any problems of nonconformance issues.

Perform data review, per contract specifications and implement and monitor corrective action, as needed.

Supervise collection of data QA during fieldwork.

Interface directly with the analytical laboratory on behalf of the QC team to coordinate aspects of sampling, including shipment logistics, holding times, turnaround times, and reporting requirements. Perform laboratory surveillance audits, as needed.

Ensure that QC procedures and sampling protocols are properly implemented in the field.

Coordinate proper receipt of samples with the project-specific analytical laboratory.

Oversee data validation and data management for each project, as applicable.

Monitor corrective actions and prepare documentation for tracking and verifying implementation of corrective actions as well as providing closeout documentation upon completion of PQCM.

Concur with NCR dispositions and maintain a system for tracking and analyzing NCRs related to analytical data.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
3 years of experience managing and/or overseeing chemistry laboratory(ies) (may include subcontract laboratories), including performing quality assurance/quality control and troubleshooting.

5 years of QA/QC experience managing environmental restoration projects.

10 years of experience in construction and/or environmental construction practices, procedures, and testing.

Knowledge of environmental analytical chemistry methodologies, remedial process chemistry, chemical fate and transport, and experience in the sampling and analysis of toxic/hazardous chemicals in environmental matrices.

Effective communication skills (verbal and written).

Proficient with MS Office products.

2 years of experience in areas of environmental sampling and analytical testing or advanced degree in one of the disciplines below may be substituted for equivalent experience.

Bachelor’s degree in chemical, environmental, biological sciences, physical sciences or engineering and a minimum of 10 years of chemistry laboratory experience including organic and inorganic chemistry, field sampling procedures and laboratory analyses


Master’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific discipline and a minimum of 5 years of chemistry laboratory experience including organic and inorganic chemistry, field sampling procedures and laboratory analyses

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified by the American Society of Quality as a Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or a Certified Quality Auditor (CA).

ERRG is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer