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Laboratory Technician - Oxfordshire

Building the present, creating the future

HS2 is the UK's new high-speed rail network, and EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage | Kier | Ferrovial Construction | BAM Nuttall.

The scope of works is to construct a new high-speed rail link of 80km section which includes 15 viaducts, 6.9kn of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and approximately 30 million cubic metres of excavation.

Your mission

We are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician to join our laboratory team on the HS2 project around the Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire area. The role requires a candidate with extensive experience in materials related testing ranging from Concrete, Soils, Aggregates and Asphalt.

Your key activities will include:

  • Ensure that site sampling and laboratory testing is carried out to high standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Ensure that adequate and proper records are kept and filed correctly to satisfy the requirements of the laboratory management system and UKAS requirements.
  • Ensure that sampling and testing is carried out to the appropriate British / European Standards.
  • Ensure test equipment is checked, cleaned and maintained to an acceptable level.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with internal / external clients / site engineering staff on testing requirements.

Who are we looking for?

Your qualifications and experience should incude:

  • Soils sampling and in-situ / laboratory testing; geotechnical soils testing in accordance with relevant standards.
  • Materials / Aggregate / Bituminous sampling and testing in accordance with all relevant standards.
  • Concrete sampling / testing in accordance with all relevant standards.
  • Maintaining high standards of work and compliance with UKAS accreditation requirements.
  • Previous experience of working within a busy UKAS accredited laboratory.
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent an advantage.
  • CSCS card.
  • Driving Licence.
  • Knowledge of ISO 17025.

You will need to flexible as there maybe a requirement to support the wider materials team within the business.

What's in it for you?

This is a weekly paid role with attractive salary and benefits package, including company pension; life assurance; one volunteering day and two wellbeing days per year - in addition to 22 days holiday allowance.

Continued personal and professional development.

Who are we?

BAM Nuttall is one of Royal BAM Group's ten operating companies. One of Europe's largest contractors, along with BAM Construct UK and BAM PPP in the UK, we offer safe and secure employment and opportunities for our people to develop exceptional skills and experience, and harness innovation to build sustainable infrastructure.

We work collaboratively, forming strong alliances with our customers, supply chain and industry. As a well-run profitable business, we aim to achieve a net positive impact on society and the planet. Our heritage lies in changing cities towns and communities for the better. Acting as a responsible employer and partner has shaped who we are.

BAM Nuttall is committed to equality, and our employment practices support inclusivity and work-life balance, including flexible hours; accessibility support; investment in training and technology; fair opportunities.

Laboratory Technician - Oxfordshire

United Kingdom

Published on 18 Feb 2021

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