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Senior Laboratory Technician

Building a sustainable tomorrow

HS2 is the UK's new high-speed rail network, and EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage | Kier | Ferrovial Construction | BAM Nuttall. The scope of works is to construct a new high-speed rail link of 80km section which includes 15 viaducts, 6.9kn of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and approximately 30 million cubic metres of excavation.

Your mission

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Laboratory Technician to join our laboratory team on the HS2 project around the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire area. The role requires a candidate with extensive experience in materials related testing ranging from Concrete, Soils, Aggregates and Asphalt.

Your key activities will include:
• Set a personal example in safety matters.
• Assist with day to day running of mobile site testing / laboratory testing including organising workload, on site sampling and testing.
• Liaise with laboratory manager to ensure the provision of testing capabilities.
• Communicate regularly and effectively with internal / external site engineering staff on priorities and testing requirements as and when required.
• Produce test reports / certificates to client.
• Deliver training/proficiency checks to / for laboratory personnel.
• Ensure that site sampling and laboratory testing is carried out to high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
• Ensure that adequate and proper records are kept and filed correctly to satisfy the requirements of the laboratory management system and UKAS requirements.
• Ensure that sampling and testing is carried out to the appropriate British / European Standards.
• Ensure test equipment is checked, cleaned and maintained to an acceptable level.

Who are we looking for?

• Educated to Level 3 NVQ standard or similar experience.
• SMSTS or SSSTS an advantage.
• CSCS card.
• Driving Licence.
• Soils sampling and site / laboratory testing in accordance with BS 1377; minimum proficiency including use of Nuclear Density Gauge, In-situ Plate Load Apparatus, In-situ Sand Replacement Density, earthworks and laboratory shear strength triaxial testing Laboratory.
• Materials / Aggregate sampling / laboratory testing in accordance with all relevant standards.
• Concrete / Spray Concrete sampling/testing in accordance with all relevant standards
• Experience of a day to day supervisory role within permanent / site laboratory.
• Ability to cope with completion deadlines and contractual testing requirements.
• Organisation of staff and resources within a high pressure environment in order to cope with all volumes of testing specified.
• Ability to communicate daily duties to all staff members and ensuring all tests and site activities were completed within the contractual timescales.
• Knowledge of ISO 17025.

You will need to be flexible as there may be a requirement to support the wider materials team within the business.

What's in it for you?

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes company car / allowance, matched pension contributions, private healthcare, 26 days holiday, 2 wellbeing days and 1 volunteering day. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, we support further personal, professional, technical and leadership development.

Who are we?

People are at the heart of what we do at BAM. We recognise that creating a diverse and inclusive environment that nurtures our employees and encourages them to bring their best and whole self to work is crucial. We're on an exciting journey to get us there by recruiting the very best talent to join us regardless of race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or other characteristics.

Be you! Join us today, so we can achieve amazing things together and build a sustainable tomorrow.

Senior Laboratory Technician

United Kingdom

Published on 14 Jan 2022

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