• Title
    Materials Lab Manager
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    To support Wood’s continued growth, we are currently seeking to fill the Materials Lab Manager position for our Regina operation. The Materials Lab Manager will play a key role in the organization, and will be responsible for the overall management of our existing materials testing lab in Regina. This is a challenging position and will require an individual with a strong technical background combined with leadership capabilities, and the business acumen necessary to support strategic initiatives set by upper management.


    The Regina materials testing group currently offers a wide range of services, specifically tuned to the clients’ needs. They currently provide materials testing services to major clients in the Government, Mining and Industrial/Commercial sectors. This is an opportunity to work in truly consultative environment, interfacing directly with and advising clients.


    Geography and Lifestyle


    Saskatchewan is home to very unique features and ecosystems, and is well known for world-class outdoor adventures. It boasts a multicultural population and an array of urban experiences to explore, combining a modern energy with unmistakable prairie hospitality. Most importantly, it encourages a strong work-life balance, with many family-friendly festivals and several lakes and urban and provincial parks nearby.


    You are only hours away from a range of prairie grasslands, sand hills, wetlands, lakes, rivers, bogs and forests. Outdoors and urban enthusiasts alike will find a multitude of activities to keep themselves busy.


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    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Management of materials testing services, providing expertise to the offices, site work and laboratory operations
    • Supervision of materials testing staff (field and lab work)
    • Preparation of technical proposals and reports
    • Undertaking materials investigations and studies
    • Project management of assignments that may include conducting and coordinating of a wide variety of expertise on concrete, soil, and asphalt, materials testing programs, investigations on existing roads, bridges, dams and other structures
    • Manage and/or review projects from the proposal stage through to completion, including allocation of budgets, personnel and resources, billing and client relationships
    • Coordinate with project management teams and other discipline leads to manage project deliverables, ensuring schedule and budget are achieved
    • Lead and actively pursue new business and project opportunities
    • Maintain and develop client relations
    • Maintain technical proficiency, including participation in professional practice groups and organizations
    • Provide excellent customer service and a commitment to technical excellence
    • Participate in the preparation and presentation of training programs
    • Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work
    • When required, work collaboratively with other departments and Wood offices on project related work
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Demonstrated supervisory/management experience, with a knowledge of the local markets
    • University graduate with a degree in geotechnical, geological or civil (materials) engineering would be an asset
    • 10 years industry experience since graduation in providing practical materials engineering services relevant to a variety of projects (transportation, mining, civil, municipal, commercial development, resource industries, utilities, building structures)
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Desire to provide excellent practical client service, and a commitment to technical excellence
    • Ability and desire to build and supervise in a challenging local/regional market consulting practice
    • Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and on budget


    Wood offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package and a variety of training and development programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. You will find a company with a progressive culture that makes it stand out from the crowd – one that delivers excellence to its customers by believing in its people, never compromising on safety and always acting with integrity.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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