• Materials Technician

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(30/01/2019 16:39)
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  • 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.


    Thames Tideway Tunnel, Main Works East is a £650m project recently secured by a Costain joint venture (“CVB”), to provide a new 7.2m diameter tunnel to divert waste from the Victorian built sewer from discharging into the Thames. The tunnel runs from Chambers Wharf to Abbey Mills where it connects with the Lee Tunnel. The works include: the main tunnel drive, a connection tunnel from Greenwich Pumping Station, shaft constructions, a connection to the newly constructed Lee Tunnel project, and minor works at Beckton Sewage Treatment, all as part of an overall project to reduce sewer discharge overflows into the River Thames. The works are scheduled to commence on site in March 2016 and complete in March 2022.



    What will I be doing?

    • Carry out a range of soils/aggregates and concrete laboratory tests
    • Carry out a range of soil/aggregates/concrete in situ tests in a construction environment
    • Carry out materials sampling and sample management
    • Keep accurate and legible records of all works undertaken
    • Keep accurate and legible administrative records
    • Work to documented QA/QC systems include UKAS
    • Works to published technical specifications and standards
    • Identify and manage risk in all work activities
    • Manage and maintain company equipment
    • Manage and maintain company vehicles
    • Liaise with client representatives on testing requirements
    • Flexibility in location to suit operational needs
    • Basic equipment calibration when required
    • Must be dependable in order to cover clients needs
    • Must be willing to learn and adapt to operational needs

    About you

    • Previous relevant testing experience
    • HND /HNC / NVQ in a relevant subject beneficial but not essential
    • 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 aim to be 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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