• Senior Materials Technician

    Job Locations UK
    Posted Date 3 months ago(20/04/2018 10:40)
    Job ID
    2018-2092
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

     

    We are currently recruiting for a Seniorl materials advisory/specialist support service providing materials support and expertise to Costain projects and Joint Venture projects.

     

    This role is based Nationwide.

    What will I be doing?

    • Undertaking a range of soils/aggregates/ concrete/ insitu tests in a construction environment including materials sampling and sample management as per requirements in technical specifications and standards
    • Manage team of trainee technicians and technicians to ensure works requirements are met
    • Training of junior staff as and when required including maintaining training records
    • Keep accurate and legible records of all works undertaken including administrative records
    • Manage and maintain company equipment including calibration and company vehicle
    • Flexibility in location to suit operational needs and must be willing to learn and adapt.
    • Must be dependable in order to cover client’s needs and programme resources accordingly.
    • Keep records of all complaints and of the investigations and corrective actions taken by the lab
    • Maintain a register of all subcontractors that the Lab uses for tests and/or calibrations and a record of the evidence of compliance with technical specifications and standards.
    • Identify and manage risk in all work activities

    About you

    • 5 years relevant testing experience
    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • Flexible working - willing to travel where required
    • Challenges themselves and sets and achieves high standards for them and others
    • Appreciates the impact of their decisions have on the commercial success of the business, and uses all their skills & influence to make Costain best in class in the market place
    • Good communication skills
    • Full UK Driving Licence

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

     

    At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

     

    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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