Genius Quality Assurance and Knowledge Manager (Construction) – India

Job title: Genius Quality Assurance and Knowledge Manager (Construction) – India

Company: Laminar

Job description: Are you a bit tired of the standard old-fashioned way of doing things in the construction industry?

Are you an experienced construction person that is an expert in setting up systems and processes that positively impact organisational delivery?

Do you get deep satisfaction from making things run more efficiently using a good dose of common sense and maybe a bit of technology?

Read on!

We are Laminar Projects!

If you have already heard about us, you are probably reading this because you are tired of the typical old-fashioned and chaotic ways of doing things in construction. But in case you haven’t; we are a high-end construction project management consultancy and also a construction management tech developer. Improving construction strengthens the very foundation of human civilisation. ( )

As a consultancy, we are focused on genuinely upgrading the way construction projects are delivered. We bring control and clarity to projects using a pragmatic mix of the latest technology, our own processes, and a big dose of common sense.

We then take the deep understanding of the projects we work on and all of our spare revenue to develop construction management software products that anyone can use to deliver their projects better. Our tech team is building a full suite of products one module at a time – kind of like office 365 but for construction management. ( and )

The core of all this is our true secret sauce; people. We only recruit the very best both in capability and personality. We are deeply focused on designing a new type of organization that is optimised for the flourishing of the people in the team first and foremost. People that join us develop fast as a whole person in ways they never imagined. ( )

This approach has allowed us to grow from just 2 people in 2017 to over 120 today and we are still very much at the beginning! Joining us isn’t just some “job”, it is a transformative educational experience. We challenge you to be your best self in all aspects of life.

Any role that you start with at Laminar should be seen only as a starting point. Our fast growth means that there are many diverse and interesting challenges available and it is up to you to guide yourself into whichever areas you are most interested in – we will enable it.

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4 core values for a good life

We believe a life of human flourishing is all about meaningful relationships with others and challenging yourself to create a positive impact. So our values reflect the 4 levels of relationships that each of us has:

Grow yourself – Your relationship with yourself

Care about people – Your relationship with others around you

Execute to greatness – Your relationship with your team

Build civilisation – Your relationship with humanity and the world

This goes much deeper but for the sake of brevity, we will keep the summary version!

We enshrined our values in our vision:

We exist so that everyone in our team can thrive in a high-impact community that:

Connects us with meaningful relationships

Inspires us to develop ourselves to become better humans

Empowers us to pursue our own learning adventures

We believe that, by first doing this, we can achieve the highest levels of value for the world.

And enable the achievement of our vision through our dual mission:

To fully digitise the construction of human civilisation

To create a new type of organisation that enables human flourishing while delivering a huge positive impact on society

The Role

Purpose of the role

You will be responsible to build our quality approach from ground up, and will be able to impact the most complex and interesting projects in the world through the power of processes, procedures and auditing systems.


This role is part of our Project Management Consultancy which focuses on:

Understanding what the real problems of projects are

Implementing the best solutions to those problems

Developing scalable best practices, tools and technology

More specifically you will be part of our Consulting Operations Team who enables the continuous enhancement of our standards and our delivery to them. Your initial leader will be our consulting operations directors.

Your top 3 objectives

To enable our team to deliver to near perfection

To create scalable and repeatable processes, procedures and solutions to common problems

To develop yourself and everyone around you

Your top 5 responsibilities

Own the system: Drive the development and implementation of processes and procedures, as well as the way we do quality control. Independently take the lead in implementing immediate improvements that support our fast pace growth and ambition, guaranteeing full compliance with ISO 9000, 9001 and 9004

Own the outcome: You will proactively support the consulting team on all critical quality aspects as well as maintaining the management systems up to date and actively deployed across the teams and projects

Report and inform: In addition, audit and report on the overall consulting portfolio and guaranteeing that the minimum Laminar Standards for Project Planning and Controls are in place.

Make scalable solutions: Develop scalable and repeatable best practices, processes, procedures and tools in collaboration with the team so that long-term impact is achieved

Develop everyone: Maximise the development of your team personally and professionally and educate our clients to improve as well

Your Capabilities

You have to be an expert in quality management systems for this role, and support the overall business to strive through processes and procedures.

Must-Have (The fundamentals)

Mastery: Demonstrated capability as a Quality Assurance Manager within the Engineering, Manufacturing and/or Construction sector

Communication: Proficient communicator in written and verbal English

Leadership: You lead yourself proactively and lead others by asking the right questions, challenging them and help them to grow

Impact: A track record of making organisations and projects better beyond just doing the basics

Nice to Have (If you don’t have it now you will be trained intensively after joining)

Mastery: Decent Excel skills and a strong interest in data, experience in planning, controls, cost, both software, processes and principles

Communication: The charisma, influence and presence to get construction people to do new things and take the best approach

Leadership: A proven leader/coach/developer of teams or teams of teams

Impact: A track record of implementing scalable and repeatable solutions in projects and organisations that had a significant positive impact

Laminar isn’t the place for you if any of the following is true:

You want an easy, chilled-out role without much challenge

You like to be the smartest person in the room

You don’t like continuously receiving honest candid feedback

You prefer to do your own thing rather than work with a team

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me more about what the role is like?

A quality management system is a set of policies, procedures and processes to ensure that an organisation meets customer requirements, enhances customer satisfaction and supports the monitoring of the organization’s overall performance and can include elements such as quality control, quality assurance, and continuous improvement.

You will be at the core of the organisational strategies and tactics to improve the way the business is setup and projects are delivered. You will translate this knowledge into a structured processes, procedures and systems using innovative and dynamic approaches. Then you will use this knowledge to help the business and projects to understand what they need to prioritise to increase performance and meet the overall requirements.

Where would I be working?

Most of our roles in the Asia region are fully remote and home-based supporting projects.

What kinds of projects would I be working on?

It isn’t uncommon for people to be exposed to several projects in their first year of joining us. You will work on many types of complex projects including; data centres, highways, railways, nuclear power plants, and pretty much any other type of complex project you can think of. ( )

Who are our clients?

Our clients include major Owners/Operators, Main Contractors, and Subcontractors, with project values between £1m and £1B+ globally.

How does what I do connect with the long-term impact on the construction industry?

As a consultant in the field, you will be tasked with understanding and solving common problems. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel every time so you will be responsible for documenting new solutions and evolving existing ones we have developed. The improvement never stops. This will go into our knowledge repository which we are going to open source to the industry.

The knowledge you capture will be used to develop new products which we will build. You will constantly be testing our products in the field so that we can rapidly iterate and improve them for anyone in the industry to use.

Salary and Benefits

Standard Stuff

Paid Annual Leave 25 days + statutory Bank Holidays

Flexible hours * Base salary for this role depends on your capability level and will likely fall in the INR 16.041-38.652 range

Pension & private health insurance

IT Equipment

All travel costs outside of your local area are covered

The Life-Changing Stuff

Grow your whole self: Our leaders are more like coaches and one of our main objectives is to give 5 years’ worth of learning and development for every 1 year with us. You have a coach, mentor, well-being therapist and a development-orientated environment: That’s literally what our vision is all about and the primary reason Laminar exists

Be surrounded by the best: We only hire and retain the very best people. You might be used to being the smartest in the room but that won’t be the case in Laminar. You will be surrounded by people you can learn from. We are 100% meritocratic so fast progression is the norm. Yo will be supported to excel in whichever areas you are most interested in! With Laminar, development is unbounded

Long-term impact: We are focused on solving the biggest issues in construction project delivery in a way that can spread and outlast us

A generous equity scheme: as a fast-growing consultancy as well as the fact we are building software this has a huge upside, particularly for people that stay with us through our growth.

Applying properly!!! Important!!!

We get thousands of applications so please write us a letter as part of your application explaining:

Why do you want to join us?

What do you think you bring to the team?

We aren’t a giant faceless corporation; we really care about the people who want to join our team so all letters will be read thoroughly.

After that, we will reach out to you to schedule a casual conversation to help you to know us a bit better and tell us a bit about yourself.

After that, we will schedule a couple of technical and personal assessments to understand what your level of capability is based on our own development matrix. This is to ensure that when you join you are starting at the right level of responsibility based on your capability not just based on experience.

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Location: India

Job date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 06:59:35 GMT

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