March 2021

Materials/Earthworks Technician (England)

Job Title: Materials-Earthworks Technician, England

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable

Roadbridge is a multi-disciplined civil engineering company with over 50 years’ experience delivering major projects on time and on budget to the global community. Our vision is to be the global infrastructure delivery partner of choice for fast-track projects across all sectors.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Materials or earthworks technician responsible for the monitoring and managing the testing of earthwork construction and asphalt installation.

The successful Candidate should be well versed in related disciplines of field and laboratory analysis and testing of soil/aggregates including use of nuclear density gauge, hand shear vane, DCP, Plate bearing and sand cone equipment, performance of basic laboratory tests including compaction curves, plasticity index, grain size, etc.

Experience with lime and cement treated soil and aggregate base is a distinct advantage. A successful candidate must be able to properly follow directions, perform in a responsible manner with minimal oversight and foster professional relationships with customers, contractors, and fellow employees.

The role includes:

  • Undertaking/organizing testing on site to the required specification
  • Liaising / coordinating with the client’s QA representatives during the site inspections
  • Providing materials related guidance / assistance to the engineering team
  • Planning out Weekly/monthly testing requirements with Site team and external Labs
  • Reviewing the test results and preparing weekly test summaries
  • Reviewing earthworks testing requirements
  • Drafting ITP and check Sheets with QA Team & Engineers

Essential Experience / Skills

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with materials testing laboratory / Civil Engineering works or Specialist sub-Contractors
  • Proven record in Field Testing experience in Earthworks and road construction projects in accordance with specification for highway works is compulsory for this role
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Experience in Autocad would be advantageous
  • Strong work ethic and desire to progress
  • Flexible in work locations