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Construction Services Manager

Company: S&ME
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Position:--Construction Services Laboratory ManagerRequisition Number:--2020-2320-39S&ME is a leading, employee-owned, multi-disciplined professional services firm that responds to clients with innovative, sustainable solutions.--S&ME strives to create an environment where everyone can be their best by providing a supportive atmosphere of entrepreneurial growth, to build growing relationships, and to take on increasingly complex project opportunities.--We recruit top talent and are currently seeking a full-time Construction Services Laboratory Manager based in our Louisville (Knoxville), Tennessee office.Currently, the Knoxville laboratory has seven staff members and generates approximately one million dollars annually in revenue.--As a Laboratory Manager, this individual manages the daily operation and staff in geotechnical and construction materials testing laboratories (concrete, aggregate, soil, rock, masonry and asphalt) and is responsible for the coordination and completion of proposals, projects, reporting, and invoicing for laboratory testing projects.--The successful candidate must have leadership skills and the ability to work in developing a collaborative team environment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated positive relationships with clients, contractors, and coworkers; and a strong work ethic.As a member of our leadership group, this individual is responsible for staff supervision; training, mentoring, and coaching of employees; Business Unit and Area objectives in safety, accounting, human resources, and risk management; and staffing projects with appropriately trained and certified personnel maximizing staff utilization and project profitability.--Additional responsibilities include management of an AASHTO Quality System; maintaining AASHTO, CCRL and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accreditation; active participation in our internal QA/QC program and state radiological license for testing radioactively contaminated materials. Typical assignments and responsibilities for this position can include (but are not limited to): * Performance or coordination of geotechnical laboratory testing including classification, compaction, shear, consolidation, swell, hydraulic conductivity, and compressive strength of rock cores;* Performance or coordination of construction materials testing on materials such as flowable fill, aggregate, reinforcing bars, masonry, and asphalt;* Coordination and scheduling of laboratory testing assignments;* Performing, and/or coordinating others in, timely calibrations and maintenance of field and laboratory equipment to industry codes and standards;* Maintaining documentation of equipment maintenance and calibrations for compliance with AASHTO Accreditation Program requirements, including internal and external audits;* Frequent use of Metafield, and/or other field and laboratory information management systems, for recording and reporting testing results;* Communication of field and laboratory observations and testing results with Project Management staff, general contractors, and clients;* Assisting Project Management staff with review of laboratory testing results and preparation of formal reports;* Preparation of cost estimates, proposals and laboratory testing agreements in accordance with project specifications and client-provided requests for proposals;* Business planning related to staffing, salaries, and capital expenditures;* Management of testing materials under our Radiation Protection Program for low-level radioactively contaminated materials.Qualifications:* High school diploma/GED required;* Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Geology, Natural Sciences, Construction related field, or other appropriate technical field highly preferred (in lieu of a degree, work experience and applicable certifications from nationally recognized certification agencies such as NICET, WACEL, ACI, DOTs, etc. will be considered);* Minimum 8 years' combined experience in laboratory geotechnical and construction materials testing; at least 2--years' experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role, required;* Familiarity with ASTM and AASHTO test methods specific to geotechnical and construction materials required;* Familiarity with AASHTO R18 Quality Management System (or comparable quality management system) required;* Experience with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required;* Familiarity with processing and reporting geotechnical and construction materials test results using specialized computer software preferred;* Familiarity with Lab Information Management System software preferred;* Familiarity with geotechnical and material testing equipment and calibration procedures required;* Familiarity with automated testing, data acquisition and instrumentation preferred;* Demonstrated positive leadership with a good understanding of business metrics, safety policies/procedures, human resources policies/procedures, risk management concepts and other applicable policies and procedures;* Good written and oral communication skills required;* Ability to occasionally work outdoors in varying weather conditions;* Although the position will be based in the Knoxville, Tennessee location, some out-of-town and overnight travel could be required;* Ability to routinely lift 40 to 50 lbs. required.This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy and Reference check program. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations for consideration. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search. S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls, or walk-ins accepted.An Equal Opportunity Employer.Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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