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Senior Materials Technician

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Closes: 13 Dec 2020
London, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1666264097

About Costain and your project.

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Materials Technician as arisen on our Thames Tideway project.

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.

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.

What will I be doing?

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Material Technician on our Thames Tideway Contract.

Key Responsibillites
  • 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 tunneling, earthworks and Concrete would be of advantage

About you

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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
  • Preferably an industry accredited safety training eg. CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

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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