SMEC International – Lab Technician.

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About SMEC: SMEC is a professional services firm with Australian origins and a global footprint that provides high quality consultancy services for major infrastructure projects.

SMEC is ranked among the world’s top infrastructure design firms and continues to win industry awards for technical excellence, design innovation and the management of environmental and social risks.

SMEC is a member of the Surbana Jurong Group of Companies.

Lab Technician

The Role: To ensure that work is constructed according to design and in conformity with the contract specifications and health, safety and environmental requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out all required tests of materials to be used for the works prior to incorporating them into the works and ensure the quality of these materials complies with specification requirements. Ensure the samples provided for testing truly represent the materials brought to site for the works.
  • Carry out tests on site in a field laboratory for soils, aggregates, concrete, reinforcement and other products needed for the works at timely and frequent intervals in accordance with the Technical specification.
  • Ensure that all calibration of equipment is carried out by the contractor as required and all tests are carried out in line with the appropriate standard.
  • Assist the materials engineer to identify relevant testing equipment not specified under the contract and to develop a manual of procedures to manage the testing laboratory
  • Make and submit periodic reports as determined by the Team Leader
  • Any other duties as determined by the supervisor and Team Leader
  • Notify the Materials Engineer and the Team Leader of any failures, conflicts or discrepancies and suggest suitable corrective action, taking advice from Senior Staff, where needed;
  • Submit and maintain a formal record of any digital photographs taken whilst on site:
  • Make and submit periodic reports as determined by the Team Leader
  • Undertake any other duties as determined by the Laboratory Manager, Materials Engineer, Team Leader or other senior staff
  • Record, on a daily basis, the Contractor’s safety and environmental performance and take appropriate action at the time of observation. All safety and environmental observations are to be submitted monthly via the Team Leader to the Project Director;

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Materials with over 5 years of experience in road transport and testing of materials;
  • Knowledge of geotechnical, material and soil investigation for civil works and public infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of Kenyan specifications and International standards for material testing
  • General knowledge of computer applications (MS Office) such as MS Word, MS Excel, Power point etc

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their updated CVs quoting the job title on the email subject to, on or before 28 August 2020.




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