Make an impression in a growing international company with 35,000 talented people in over 55 countries.
Working alongside a diverse team, you will deliver our coordinate our Civil Engineering Laboratory field and lab testing in the BC lower mainland region and execute interesting and challenging projects for public and private clients.
Amec Foster Wheeler has an exciting opportunity in our Surrey, BC office for a Civil Engineering Laboratory Supervisor. Working directly with Geotechnical Engineers, the Civil Engineering Laboratory Supervisor will lead and develop Technicians and Technologists in a growing organization, and have input in the overall direction of services in the Civil Engineering Laboratory.
Currently the Surrey office provides materials testing and geotechnical services to a wide variety of markets such as Government, Industrial, Transportation, and Infrastructure. This is an opportunity to lead a range of technically challenging projects and develop in technical project management. Internal training is available and, for the right individual who is willing to learn, advancement opportunities exist. The successful candidate will be flexible in assignments, and willing to travel periodically. A self-motivated individual, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, will thrive in this environment.
Supervise the day-to-day operations of the concrete / soil / asphalt laboratory
Supervise material technical staff performing field and laboratory tests
Coach material technical staff to earn high customer satisfaction
Perform lab and field tests as required
Review lab and field test results and reports to ensure standards of quality and accuracy are met
Assist the Department Manager with scheduling and coordinating the activities of material technical staff, assessing resources and allocating work to meet priorities
Responsible for lab safety, lab certification, preparing for lab audits, maintaining lab equipment, maintaining quality control and ensuring timely execution of lab tests
Leadership of projects, and business development efforts with civil materials testing focus for various clients and sectors
Manage and deliver high quality projects safely, on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client
Skills / Qualifications
Technical school diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a degree in Civil Engineering
At least eight years in experience in construction QA / QC testing and inspection
Experience on CCIL Laboratory Accreditations
Able to earn high customer satisfaction
At least eight years in experience with geotechnical/materials laboratory operations
Ability and experience performing standard CSA and ASTM tests
Ability and experience directing and managing junior staff
Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task
Strong oral and written communication skills in English
Must have ability to make quick decisions requiring sound judgment and experience
Must have sound knowledge of laboratory tests, field testing and inspection
Team oriented attitude
Pleasant manner and positive experience in dealing with client is necessary
Valid drivers license
Must pass physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy
Ability to lift maximum 50 pounds
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.