Lab Technician - Highways
Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.
What is the purpose of this role?
The Highways Laboratory provides a specialist highway materials testing service. The service undertakes highway surface condition monitoring for highway maintenance, utility encroachment and road safety purposes. In addition it also undertakes quality monitoring checks for new highway construction works pre and post adoption. The Highway Laboratory services will be managed and delivered through a Strategic Partnership with Amey as part of Infrastructure+; the authorities vision for an outcome driven service that is customer focused, resilient, value driven and provides a continuous route to innovate through a market leading consortia.
What will this role involve?
To undertake material classification and testing of materials both within and outside the Laboratory in accordance with required standards, as directed by the Senior Technician or Testing Manager.
To assist in administrative duties associated with materials testing and reporting to ensure results are sent out quickly.
Contribute to the development and improvement of processes, procedures, quality management systems as appropriate.
To maintain an awareness of the external environment in order that best practice can be adopted and developed.
Occasional heavy lifting is required.
A current driving license is required.
What are we looking for?
Knowledge and/or experience in the testing of soils, concrete, bituminous and other constructional materials
Knowledge and/or experience of site investigations and in situ testing of soils and other materials
Knowledge and understanding of testing standards and material specifications
Appropriate degree of computer literacy including word processing and spread sheets, etc.
Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
Good communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
Ability to work under pressure and achieve daily / weekly / monthly targets
Commitment to personal and employee development
The ability to exercise sound judgement in non-routine situations
People and customer management
A flexible approach to working arrangements to address out-of-hours commitments to meet the needs of the service. Night working and working out of the area is a requirement of the role.