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Material Technician

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
West Boldon, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time COS_5138

About Costain and your project.

We will consider all levels, including a Trainee and/or Senior for this role.

Approximately 1.1km apart, the A19 Testos and Downhill Lane junctions suffer from congestion, especially during peak times. Development of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, will mean a long term increase in traffic at the Downhill Lane junction so the scheme will make major improvements to ensure these junctions are able to cope with increased vehicle numbers.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

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What will I be doing?

Main Responsibilities:
  • 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

Person Specification:
  • Acts as a positive role model
  • Supports a culture in which personal integrity thrives
  • Inspires and coaches' others to build knowledge within the team
  • No experience required for Trainee Materials Technician Role
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant construction materials testing experience for Materials Technician role
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant construction materials testing experience for Senior Materials Technician role
  • CSCS card beneficial but not essential
  • HND /HNC / NVQ in a relevant subject beneficial but not essential
  • Safety Critical Medical beneficial but not essential
  • Driving License essential
  • Sets and achieves high standards for themselves and for others, takes personal accountability for results, and monitors performance against preset objectives and performance standards
  • Challenges themselves and others to find new approaches to business issues, generates new ideas for improving performance and takes the business to new levels of performance and success
  • 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
  • You have good relationships built on an understanding of both your internal and external customers and you communicate professionally and competently
  • Identifies, anticipates and navigates problems and obstacles to performance in an orderly and calm manner. Responds creatively to personal and team problems
  • Communicates openly and honestly with others, listens to differing views and seeks to create a common understanding and agreement to proposed actions
  • Collaborates successfully with others in pursuit of business goals, adapting quickly to different styles and roles, and encouraging others to contribute to their full potential
  • Takes personal responsibility for ensuring that Costain is best in class in providing a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible workplace
You'll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Costain closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and you do not have to provide a response.

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, 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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