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  • Job reference: RMS0147904

Laboratory Services Supervisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/12/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/12/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
Direction Exercised and Authority:
Working with the Laboratory Services Manager and contractors at Muskrat Falls, the incumbent to assist the Laboratory Services Manager with coordinating and monitoring all field and laboratory inspection, sampling and testing of concrete, materials and soils used at Muskrat Falls. This position will have laboratory technicians as direct reports when Laboratory Services Manager is on rotation.

Direction Received and Reporting Relationship:
Reporting to the Laboratory Services Manager, direction and guidance will be provided, however the incumbent should be capable of functioning with a limited level of supervision. This position will interface with engineering and construction groups.

Purpose and Summary of Scope:
Working within the Muskrat Falls Laboratory Team, the Laboratory Services Supervisor will:
• Interface between Contractor(s) and Site Laboratory with respect to coordination of all laboratory testing, inspection and subsequent test results.
• Participate in QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection programs and activities for concrete, material and soils testing and inspection activities at Muskrat Falls.
• Ensure Site Laboratory Services QA/QC programs are implemented and effective.

Principal Activities, Duties and Responsibilities:
• Act as Laboratory Services Manager when Laboratory Services Manager is on rotation.
• Assist the Laboratory Services Manager with coordination between Contractor(s) and Site Laboratory Services, inspection and testing of concrete, compaction testing, aggregates, materials and soils produced at Muskrat Falls.
• Assist the Laboratory Services Manager in providing training and assigning laboratory and field tasks to laboratory technicians.
• Assist the Laboratory Services Manager in ensuring the compliance of the Site laboratory with OH&S requirements.
• Ensure QHSE plans, standards, procedures, processes and checklists for inspecting and testing of concrete, materials and soils at Muskrat Falls.
• Assist with ensuring material compliance with technical specifications, drawings and any special supplier installation procedures as defined in contractors and inspection and test plans.
• Perform monitoring, surveillance and inspection of concrete, aggregate, material and soils used to support all Muskrat Falls site work (powerhouse, spillway, dams, etc.).
• Interface with the engineering and construction teams to ensure compliance of all materials testing to all technical specifications and drawings for selected scopes.
• Maintain test records in Company's database.
• Attend construction meetings as required.
• Monitor QC/QA performance of laboratory technicians to verify that all stakeholders' needs are addressed.
• Ensure Contractor's concrete mix design(s) are approved prior to use.
• Ensure concrete batch plant inspection and testing is coordinated between contractor and laboratory.
• Ensure Laboratory accreditation is maintained.
• Approve time sheets for laboratory technicians.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Academic Qualifications:
• Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, supplemented by experience in construction QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities for large civil projects, with focus on concrete, material and soils testing and compliance.
• Registration with the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL), or equivalent, is desirable.

Relevant Work Experience and Required Competencies:
• Minimum 7 years of materials laboratory testing including field experience in performing testing on concrete, aggregate, soils, etc. on large construction projects.
• Knowledge of the construction materials standards and approved testing methodologies established by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) and other standards organizations.
• Considerable experience in concrete testing including roller compacted concrete (RCC), materials
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