Research Laboratory Manager - Top Victorian Consultancy

Brightside Consultants

Laboratory Manager to drive the growth of our existing newly established laboratory into Victoria.

  • Supervision & management of laboratory staff including training and up-skilling
  • Participation in the development of business opportunities in Victoria
  • Coordination of day-to-day operational requirements of the testing laboratory
Our Client is 
Seeking suitably qualified and experienced Laboratory Manager to drive the growth of our existing newly established laboratory into Victoria.  This will be an exciting opportunity for the right person as you will be instrumental in building this business from the ground up. You must have a high level of enthusiasm and initiative and be passionate about this Industry.
 
What is the role?
The role will be to undertake the day to day operations of a newly established CMT laboratory. . As a senior member of our team, you would be expected to provide technical advice and assistance, leadership and to train and mentor less experienced technicians. To ensure this can be conducted effectively you will be responsible for:
 
  • Supervision and management of laboratory staff including training and upskilling of technicians;
  • Mentoring and coaching of technical staff to develop and grow professionally in laboratory management and testing skills;
  • Participation in the development of business opportunities in Victoria and liaison with Laboratory Business Manager to identify potential income streams;
  • Coordination of day-to-day operational requirements of the testing laboratory;
  • Liaison with internal staff and clients on testing schedules, methods, procedures and results;
  • Overseeing the sampling, testing and reporting in accordance with the specifications, using appropriate test methods;
  • Preparation of test reports
  • Reviewing all test reports issued with NATA endorsement before approval and issue to clients;
  • Laboratory’s ongoing compliance to the laboratory quality manual and ISO/IEC 17025;
  • Management of the appropriate maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipment; and
  • Ensure compliance with OHS Act 2004 & WorkSafe Victoria through Risk Assessments, Safe Operating Procedures & Safe Work Method Statements, as required
 
What skills and experience do you ideally need?
 
  • In depth understanding of AS3797, AS1289, AS1012, AS 1141, Australian and VicRoads standards for Soils, Concrete, Aggregate. and AS1726
  • Proven experience on bulk fill / Level 1 project
  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
  • Nuclear density gauge license
  • Able to meet deadlines whilst prioritising internal and external works
  • Proven capability to work under pressure
  • Preparation of NATA results for clients
  • Current construction induction white card
  • Proven experience leading small to medium teams
  • Current driver’s license (ability to drive manual required)
  • Physically fit and prepared to undertake labour-intensive tasks, as required
  • Experience working on tier 1 civil construction projects
  • Strong commitment to quality and safety
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Australian citizenship essential
 
Our CLient is an award-winning multi-disciplinary Engineering Consultancy providing services and solutions to the development, property and urban infrastructure sectors. With offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, we employ over 160 staff, comprising engineers, scientists, technicians, and support staff.
 
 
What's on Offer 
You will work for an organisation that is dynamic - the work is interesting, varied and challenging.  Being a multi-disciplined engineering consultancy they can offer a variety of career paths for the individual who wants to grow and develop.
Having a  culture that promotes entrepreneurship, team spirit and autonomy. Their people are passionate about what they do, but have created a fun, friendly and social working environment, where work-life balance is a priority.
A remuneration package that reflects experience is on offer and a fully maintained company vehicle will be provided to the successful candidate
 
 
If you wish to submit your resume, along with a cover letter, please apply, email gearoid@brightsideconsultants.com or Call 0447491462 for a strictly confidential call to find out more