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Materials Technician - HS2

Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Closes: 14 Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 269443657

We are looking for a Materials Technician to join our team at our UKAS accredited Materials testing Lab.

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.

Key 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
• Experience in tunnelling, earthworks and Concrete would be of advantage

We're looking for:

• HND /HNC / NVQ in a relevant subject beneficial but not essential
• 3 to 5 years of variety of relevant testing experience
• Good communication skills, both written and verbally
• Ability to work individually and as part of a team
• Reliable with excellent timekeeping
• Willingness to work overtime which may also include weekend and/or night working
• A full driving license is essential.
• Preferably an industry accredited safety training eg. CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

About us:

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK's new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK's 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.
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.

HS2 - working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, 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 require 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 we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House, and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use", OHSAS 18001:2017 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture 's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Additional Information
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular

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