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Materials Technician

Job Description

Job Description

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Materials Technician to join our team to work in Coleshill.

Role Purpose:

To support the management and delivery of materials engineering services, on HS2.

What you'll be doing

  • Establishing and maintaining safe methods of work for the materials team on site and in the laboratory

  • Undertake inspection and testing on site and in the laboratory as required by the contract, identifying and reporting areas of risk and opportunity immediately

  • Maintaining high standards of work and compliance with UKAS accreditation requirements

  • Comply with the site quality system for materials testing laboratory, including materials reporting

  • Deliver results by deadlines as required by the contract and project teams

  • Maintain equipment calibrations and notify the lab manager of any defects requiring attention

  • Identifying, recording and reporting of Best Practice to Project and offsite and pass to Laboratory Manager

  • Producing summary compliance reports of material compliance as required by the contract by required deadlines

  • Training and development of junior staff to ensure succession plan in place

Candidate Description

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Previous experience working in a UKAS accredited laboratory and working with construction materials and specifications is required.

  • At a minimum NVQ level 2/3 or equivalent would be required for this role.

  • Must hold a valid CSCS card

Employer Description

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2's Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people's personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you., Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.