Senior Geotechnical Technician

Job Reference: WM – 2077

Location: Derbyshire

Salary: £28,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Geotechnical Technician


  • Liaising with/reporting to the departmental manager as necessary on any issues or subjects needing attention, regarding maintaining quality of service
  • Maintaining suitable and sufficient supplies of materials and consumables necessary for testing operations, ordering as required subject to approval from the departmental manager
  • Ensuring that relevant items of test equipment is always maintained/available in current calibration, taking any necessary actions in this respect
  • Ensuring suitable housekeeping of areas to maintain them in a suitably clean and tidy condition consistent with required testing conditions

About You:

  • Good working knowledge of BS1377, BS EN 17892 for soil testing and BS EN 12697 bituminous mixture testing
  • Experience in working in a UKAS accredited soils, aggregates, and bituminous testing laboratory
  • Ability to speak with clients regarding technical issues and scheduling of workload.
  • Knowledge of documented test procedures carried out by the dept. and corresponding published test STDS.
  • Knowledge of good site and laboratory practice
  • Suitable knowledge to enable checking of test results/information as ‘sensible’
  • Knowledge/experience accrued over several years of structural investigation and barrier testing including conducting tests and supervising others carrying out such testing.
  • Ability to conduct staff audits
  • Knowledge of company Quality Policy and procedures including associated departmental QA/QC procedures
  • Knowledge of company H&S Policy including RAMS/SWS and ability to compile such, 1st Aid arrangements, Accident/Incident reporting, PPE requirements and H&S Guidance Notes
  • Motivated, focussed, objective
  • Positive proactive outlook/approach
  • Positive lead example to staff
  • Good organisational/logistics skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to exercise the necessary level of authority
  • Good level of practical skills & knowledge
  • Appropriate level of IT skills

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK